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Family Nurse Practitioner



The purpose of this BSN to DNP program is to prepare family care nurse practitioners to become skilled in meeting healthcare needs of individuals and families across the life span. Family nurse practitioners concern their practice with the treatment of common, uncomplicated problems and the prevention of disease and disability. Program graduates will be eligible to take the Family Nurse Practitioner certification examinations. Graduates will also be eligible for licensure as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners by the Florida Board of Nursing.

School of Nursing FAQ


The BSN-DNP FNP track is open to those who already possess a BSN and desire to become a FNP. This cannot be obtained through the generic post-MSN DNP track.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . December 1

School of Nursing Important Dates

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Michele Bednarzyk
Associate Professor

Program Contact
Dr. Beth Dibble
Assistant Director for Admissions, Nursing Programs

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • 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.