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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from the University of Central Florida is designed to prepare nurse executives for multiple dimensions of administrative responsibilities within varied healthcare environments. Graduates of this program possess the knowledge and skills required to pursue positions such as:

  • APN 
  • ​ARNP
  • ​Certified Nurse Anesthetist
  • ​Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist 
  • ​Nurse Practitioner

Requirements

  • Transcripts
  • MSN degree: in an APN specialty role or a post-MSN certificate (NP, CNS, CRNA, CNM) from a regionally accredited institution (Applicants not holding the appropriate MSN degree may enter the DNP program through one of the two tracks: Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • ARNP License: must be a licensed advanced registered nurse practitioner in the State of Florida. (Out-of-state applicants must be eligible for licensure in Florida and must achieve ARNP licensure to begin clinical courses.)
  • Certification: APN certification or ability to obtain certification in the first semester of enrollment is required
  • Written Essay
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Interview

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Restrictions

UCF may not provide online courses or instruction to students in the following states due to restrictive state regulations: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico and Tennessee.

Some or all programs may be restricted in the following states: Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Alabama, Maryland, and Minnesota.