Application for MSN Admission:
 
Admission is open to qualified people of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin. Graduate admission is processed through the School of Nursing. To be considered for admission, potential students must submit the following items:
 
Admission to the graduate nursing ARNP programs is limited to 20 slots per year. The admission process is competitive based on the following criteria:
 
·        Application
·        A $50.00 nonrefundable application fee
·        Official transcripts from all colleges and universities
·        Graduation from an accredited NLN or CCNE BSN nursing program. Overall undergraduate grade point average above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
·        Students whose overall undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must submit an official copy of scores reflecting a total score of 900 or more on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE previous to August 1, 2011 or 290 combined score on the revised GRE exam taken after August 1, 2011. 
·        Current Florida registered nurse license. Out of state applicants must be eligible for endorsement in Florida. International students must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Florida.
·        TOEFL (minimum score of 650) if the applicant’s primary language is not English.
·        Three recommendations; two of which should be professional references. References should be from a supervisor familiar with the student’s clinical abilities and if possible an educator who taught the student.
·        Completion of the Health & Immunization form including results of TB testing, physical examination and signature of physician, A.R.N.P. or P.A.
·        Documentation of CPR/BCLS certification
·        Copy of Current driver’s license
·        Essay:  The Essay will discuss a personal statement describing reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and professional goals.
·        Evidence of completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and physical assessment.
·        Professional Experience Form, outlining years of nursing experience and any awards, distinctions and honors received.
·        Interview- the Graduate Admissions Committee may request an on campus interview.
·        For ARNP programs-Background checks are required on all students that participate in clinical practice.  Information on the background check may need to be release to agencies for permission to participate at the clinical site. If clinical placement is denied by the agency, and an alternative site cannot be obtained, the student will not complete the program.
 

*For FNP/ENP track-One year of clinical experience in an emergency setting and Advanced Cardiac Life Support are required prior to beginning the first clinical Emergency Nurse Practitioner course.

 
Application for DNP Admission

 

Admission is open to qualified people of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin. Graduate admission is processed through the School of Nursing. To be considered for admission, potential students must submit the following items:

Admission to the graduate nursing program is limited to 20 slots per year/per program.  The admission process is competitive based on the following criteria:
  1. A $50.00 nonrefundable application fee
  2. Application
  3. Copy of current drivers license
  4. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities.
  5. MSN degree from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or National League of Nurses Accreditation Commission accredited program.
  6. Licensed or eligible for Florida licensure as an ARNP, or CNS*
  7. National certification in specialty area that verifies a minimum of 500 hours of supervised clinical practice in specialty area*
  8. Three letters of reference - two clinical and one professional/academic
  9. Unencumbered Background Check
  10. Curriculum Vitae
  11.  MSN GPA of 3.3 or higher
  12. Proctored essay
  13. 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.