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 the 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.

Why a DNP from UF?

  • Practice-focused doctorate designed to prepare expert nurses in specialized advanced practice.
  • Manageable for the working professional with fully online curriculum and clinical hours arranged in the student’s local area.
  • 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