Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is a practice-focused doctorate designed to prepare expert nurses in specialized advanced practice roles. Students who hold a BS in nursing are eligible for the BSN to DNP program. Students who have previously earned a master’s degree in nursing and have an active Florida ARNP license are eligible for the MSN to DNP program.

The focus of DNP program is on innovative and evidence-based practice. The DNP prepares advanced practice nurses with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in today’s and tomorrow’s complex health care environment. This degree provides the advanced practice nurse with an educational background comparable to health care practitioners in other fields.

DNP vs PhD: a side-by-side comparison

Why a DNP from UF?

  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is a practice-focused doctorate designed to prepare expert nurses in specialized advanced practice.
  • With a fully online curriculum and clinical hours arranged at the student’s local area, the UF DNP is manageable for the working professional
  • Strong focus on leadership so graduates can fill a bigger need in the health care system
  • Expert faculty clinicians and innovative clinical sites and experiences

 

Student Testimonial: Jaclyn Rothberg, DNP Class of 2017

 

 


 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Florida College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.