Take Your Nursing Career to the Next LevelBSN-DNP

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Why Choose Our Program?

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP) program is a dynamic program that prepares nurses for leadership positions in multiple domains of healthcare. Students are prepared with the skills necessary to impact health outcomes and transform healthcare delivery. Graduates leave this program ready to begin a career at the top of their profession, with the knowledge of disciplines including nursing, economics, informatics, education, and health policy. The BSN-DNP is a terminal degree that prepares nurses in the application of research to clinical nursing practice at the highest individual, population, and systems levels.

What We Offer:

  • The BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner cognate is for BSN nurses who wish to pursue graduate education as an Advanced Practice Nurse and complete the DNP degree concurrently.
  • The BSN-DNP Leadership cognate is for BSN nurses who wish to pursue careers in leadership positions within the healthcare system.
  • The BSN-DNP Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner cognate is for BSN nurses who wish to pursue their DNP degree and specialize in the treatment of adults with critically complex and acute episodic illnesses.
  • The BSN-DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner cognate will help BSN students, who wish to obtain their DNP, demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills in evaluating the health of individuals and families suffering from mental health issues.

If you have already earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), you may be interested in our Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Virtual Information Session

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and an admissions counselor to ask questions about our curriculum and admissions process.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

6:00 p.m.

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All Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students are required to complete the following coursework:


  • NUR 514 - Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles
  • NUR 520 - Nursing Theory and Research II
  • NUR 610 - Info Sys & Tech of Advanced Practice
  • NUR 630 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • NUR 652 - Evidenced Based Practice I
  • NUR 660 - Ethics in Clinical Practice
  • NUR 670 - Leadership and Health Policy
  • NUR 690 - Evidence Based Practice II
  • NUR 702 - DNP Practice Project
  • NUR 703 - DNP Residency

In addition to the BSN-DNP Core, all BSN-DNP students will complete one of the following cognates:

BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner cognate 

  • Students who select the BSN-DNP/FNP cognate will take 70 credit hours post BSN degree. BSN-DNP/FNP students must complete 1000 total clinical and residency hours prior to awarding this degree and the student practicum and residency courses assure this requirement is met. 

BSN-DNP Leadership cognate 

  • Students who select the BSN-DNP/Leadership cognate will take a minimum of 59 credit hours post BSN degree. BSN-DNP students must complete 1000 residency hours prior to awarding this degree.


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How to Apply

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with All Nursing Coursework & Nursing Degrees
    • If the candidate attended a college or university abroad, an official NACES evaluation of that transcript is required. Choose the course-by-course evaluation with the GPA option.
  •  A minimum 3.3 undergraduate nursing GPA on a 4.0 scale is required
    The following may be requested of students with a GPA of 3.3 or below
    • GRE/GMAT scores
    • Letters of Recommendation
  •  Graduation from a CCNE, NLN, or ACEN accredited BSN program
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (if applying to a Nurse Practitioner track)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Virtual Interview
  • Active U.S. Nursing 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.
  •  All international students whose first language is not English are required to submit proof of their proficiency in English, by providing scores for either: IELTS or TOEFL. If submitting score reports, they must be sent directly to Jacksonville University from the testing institutions.

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