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BSN-MSN in Nursing Leadership


Program Overview

The purpose of this Master’s in Nursing Leadership is to prepare nurses at the graduate level to successfully manage and lead healthcare services across a variety of settings. Graduates will be equipped with the skills to incorporate evidence based knowledge into practice to improve healthcare outcomes in response to emerging trends and issues in practice and health care. The curriculum builds on leadership, evaluation, and organizational management methods to improve healthcare delivery in today’s complex care settings. Graduates are prepared with the requisite knowledge to take the ANCC Nurse Executive certification exam upon graduation (must meet ANCC eligibility criteria).


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Special Notes about the Program

The BSN‐MSN tracks require a BSN for admission and will admit up to 20 students combined each fall.


Application Information

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Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . June 1

Admits for fall term only.


School of Nursing Important Dates


The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a regionally accredited institution with a nursing curriculum based on AACN's Essentials of Baccalaureate Education
    • Minimum undergraduate nursing major GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Nursing roles/experiences evidencing 1 years experience as a RN in a clinical setting
    • Only include professional RN work experience with a brief explanation of each position's responsibilities.
    • Indicate if the position was full-time or part-time, and an estimate of the hours worked overall in that position
    • Not to exceed 2 pages
  • Professional licensure
    • Applicant should be active as a Registered Nurse in FL (out-of-state applicants will need to obtain FL licensure as a RN upon admission to the program)
    • Copy of actual RN license required

Important Note: The resume and professional licensure should be updated with each new application unless prior submitted documents have been approved for use by the nursing admissions team.


Average Length
of the Program

4 semesters
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Chaka Brittain

Assistant Professor

Dr. Beth Dibble

Assistant Director for Admissions, Nursing Programs