Objectives for the Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing (DNP) program are based on The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (October 2006). The program objectives build upon those for the Masters in Nursing program.
The DNP is a practice-focused degree for advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) in the following roles: Nurse Exec. (NE-BC); Nurse Exec. Advanced (NEA-BC); Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM); Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS); Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA); Nurse Practitioners (CNP).
Please note that admission offers are issued on a rolling basis and that Agencies in the community may require proof of negative TB test, current CPR, or other immunization or background information. In those instances, it is the student's responsibility to provide the necessary documentation to the agency.
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Applicants may also contact our UNF Online Student Success Team is (904) 620-3577
Application Requirement Information
International Applicant Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Fall Term . . . . . . . . June 1 (traditional-semester format)
Traditional-semester format admits for fall term only.
Part-of-term format admits all terms. Please refer to the 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
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
Resume or curriculum vitae
- Applicant should be active as a Registered Nurse or advanced practice registered nurse in your state of practice
- Copy of actual license is required
- Applicant should be active and national in one of the following roles: NE-BC, NEA-BC, CNM, CNS, CRNA, or NP
Copy of actual certificate showing expiration date is required
Two letters of recommendation
Preferably one professional and one academic
Address clinical skills and academic abilities
- Master's degree in Nursing (MSN) from a regionally accredited institution
- Program accreditation by the CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC)
- Minimum graduate GPA of 3.30
Important Note: Supplemental items such as licensure, resume, letter of recommendation, enrollment selection form (if applicable) and certifications should be updated with each new application unless prior submitted documents have been approved for use by the nursing admissions team.
Curriculum and Requirements
of the Program