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DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice

Online Info Session for DNP

Adult and Graduate

October 6 7:00 PM EST

This event is designed to share about the graduate nursing programs offered at Florida Southern College and allow you to learn more from the faculty and Admissions team.

Register for the october 6th Graduate DNP Virtual Information Session

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree prepares you for the rapidly changing and complex health care environment.

The DNP program at Florida Southern is a leadership focused program designed to prepare graduates to design and lead system-level improvements.

Apply today to start next term on Monday, August 16, 2021

Due to the effects of COVID-19 on the healthcare community, we will be accepting applications until the cohort is full.

Expert Faculty

Faculty include advanced practice leaders and experts with a wide range of clinical, policy, administrative, and academic expertise.

Personalized Attention

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.

Program Overview


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.

  • Minimum of 38 credits required for graduation*

*All applicants will be required to provide evidence of practice hours completed at the Master’s level. An individualized plan of study will be developed, if indicated, to ensure fulfillment of the 1,000 hour post-baccalaureate practice requirement for the DNP degree.


The FSC School of Nursing and Health Sciences has submitted an application for DNP Program accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street N.W., Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001 (202-887-6791) in 2019. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Class Format Options

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Our doctoral program is delivered in a convenient hybrid format, meeting the first Friday and Saturday of the semester.

Program Information

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
Course Number Course Name
DNP 7100 Philosophical, Theoretical, Professional, and Conceptual Foundations
DNP 7110 Leadership and Interprofessional Practice
DNP 7120 Introduction to DNP Project
DNP 7200 Professional, Business, and Scholarly Writing
DNP 7210 Health Care Business and Financial Management
DNP 7300 Practice Scholarship: Evidence-based Practice and Quality Improvement
DNP 7310 Data Management and Analytics for Evidence-based Practice
DNP 7400 Clinical Prevention and Population Health
DNP 7410 Health Policy and Advocacy in Health Care
DNP 7420 Information Management and Technology
DNP 7500 DNP Project and Practicum I
DNP 7510 DNP Project and Practicum II
DNP 7520 DNP Project and Practicum III
DNP 7530 DNP Project and Practicum IV

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

2020-2021 - Effective August 18, 2020

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $725
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $30 to $120

Additional Costs

Base Required Fees Cost
Castle Branch All-Inclusive Package (FH42) $207.25

*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.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • BSN and Master’s degree (MS or MSN) in nursing from an accredited CNEA, ACEN or CCNE program with certification as a Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Nurse Practitioner at a regionally-accredited college or university
    BSN and Master’s degree in nursing (MS or MSN) in nursing leadership, health policy, or informatics from a nationally accredited CNEA, ACEN or CCNE program at a regionally-accredited college or university
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in graduate level course work
  • Résumé or CV of educational and work experience
  • Professional statement describing rationale for pursuing the DNP degree, professional goals, and how completion of the DNP degree will support attainment of professional goals
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation including one from a current or recent supervisor, one from a former faculty member, and one from a doctoral prepared health professional
  • Proof of current active licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Florida
  • Live or virtual interview (by invitation only)
  • *Completion of a criminal background check, proof of immunization, and a ten-panel drug screen prior to beginning the program (if admitted)

Complete the Online Application

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Program Contact

Kimberly Smith

Admission Counselor and Advisor
phone 863.680.3090
send text to 863.777.4434