The DNP program at FSC is a leadership focused post-master’s program of study designed to prepare graduates in health care policy and advocacy, finance, information systems, project management and organizational leadership.
Emphasis is on the application of evidence for the improvement and enhancement of patient care and health care delivery systems. With a minimum of 38 credits required for graduation, the program can be completed in just six semesters (two years).
An online webinar for prospective doctoral students to learn more about Florida Southern College's Doctor of Nursing Practice. This event is designed to present an overview of our DNP program and to provide an opportunity to connect with faculty.
Due to the effects of COVID-19 on the healthcare community, we will be accepting applications until the cohort is full.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Faculty include advanced practice leaders
and experts with a wide range of clinical, policy, administrative, and academic expertise.
Small class sizes allow for the development of personal relationships with faculty and dynamic, personalized instruction.
Excellent relationships with local health care and community-based organizations to support practice-immersion and experiential learning.
The Program Director invites you to connect and discuss your individualized education program needs. Email her today to schedule your appointment.
DNP students are expected to demonstrate mastery of the core competencies delineated in The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2006):
Convenient hybrid format doctoral program designed specifically for working health care professionals.
Our doctoral program is delivered in a convenient hybrid format, meeting the first Friday and Saturday of the semester.
Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.
Rather than direct patient-practice, our DNP at Florida Southern program focuses on nursing leadership, administration, health care policy and advocacy and project management.
Our DNP program is a hybrid program. Our students meet on campus for an immersion weekend once per semester, usually on the first Friday and Saturday of the term. The remainder of the program is delivered in an online format, with regular meetings with faculty and students.
No, we do not require the GRE for consideration for admission to our nursing programs
While both are terminal degrees within nursing, the DNP focuses on practice in direct and indirect care roles while the focus of the PhD is on nursing research. Indirect care roles include health care leadership or administration, health policy, and informatics.
Admission Counselor and Advisor 863.680.3090 863.777.4434
Graduate Nursing Program Director863.680.4683
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