Program outcomes for the DNP Program are:


  • Lead interdisciplinary health care initiatives at the organizational and systems level to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations.
  • Integrate principles of ethics and cultural diversity into clinical decision making for individuals and populations experiencing complex health issues. 
  • Influence public policy designed to ensure the safety and quality of healthcare for individuals and populations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology and information systems designed to improve the quality of care for individuals and populations.
  • Critically evaluate the philosophical and scientific underpinnings of advanced practice nursing.
  • Translate relevant research findings from nursing and related disciplines to advanced clinical nursing practice to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations.
  • Demonstrate the highest level of advanced practice clinical nursing to promote health and manage direct care of individuals experiencing acute and chronic health issues
  • Disseminate advanced practice nursing knowledge derived from clinical scholarship.  

DNP students are required to complete the following coursework:

Code Course  Credits
NUR 600 Organizational Theory, Health Care Management  3
and Finance​
NUR 610 Information Systems and Technology of   3
Advanced Practice​
NUR 620 Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning and Treatment II  3
NUR 630 Epidemiology and Biostatistics  3
NUR 640 Clinical Manifestations of Disease Process and   3
Emerging Therapies​
NUR 650 Theory Application in Advanced Practice Nursing  3
NUR 660 Ethics in Clinical Practice  3
NUR 670 Leadership and Health Policy  3
NUR 680 Nursing Theory and Research III  3
NUR 710 Clinical Practice Project I  3
NUR 711​ Clinical Residency I​  1-4​
NUR 720 Clinical Practice Project II  3
NUR 721​ Clinical Residency II​  1-4​
NUR 730 Clinical Practice Project III  3
NUR 731​ Clinical Residency III​  1-4​
                                                                                                     Total:​ 39-48​
If needed:
NUR 740 Continuous Enrollment Clinical Practice Project  3
NUR 741​ Continuous Enrollment Clinical Residency Project ​  1-4​
  Total: 43-55



Admission is open to qualified men and women of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin. Graduate admission is processed through the School of Nursing. Admission to the graduate nursing program is limited.  The admission process is competitive based on the following criteria:

  • A $50.00 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A completed application.
  • Copy of current driver's license.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities.
  • MSN degree from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or National League of Nurses Accreditation Commission accredited program.
  • Licensed or eligible for Florida licensure as an ARNP, or CNS*
  • National certification in specialty area that verifies a minimum of 500 hours of supervised clinical practice in specialty area
  • Three letters of reference - two clinical and one professional/academic
  • Unencumbered Background Check
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • MSN GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Proctored essay
  • Interview with faculty in the applicant's area of specialization 
*MSN graduates may apply for provisional admission for the first year of the DNP program  while they complete their national certification and obtain APRN licensure.  Students must have national certification and APRN licensure to enter the second year of the DNP program.  
MSN students may elect to take a non-clinical DNP course while still an MSN student are permitted to enroll in the following:  
NUR 600 Organizational Theory, Health Care Management, and Finance
NUR 610 Information Systems and Technology of Advanced Practice
NUR 650 Theory Application in Advanced Practice Nursing
NUR 670 Leadership in Health Policy
NUR 660 Ethics in Clinical Practice


Admission to the DNP degree program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate a potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based upon evaluation of the applicant’s graduate program and grades earned, work experience (if applicable), letters of recommendation, and the personal interview, including written essay.


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