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DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice

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

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).

Online

Online Info Session for DNP
December 10

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.

Apply today to start next term on Monday, September 6, 2021

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

Accreditation

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Florida Southern College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Top Reasons to choose DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice at florida southern college

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.

Connected

Excellent relationships with local health care and community-based organizations to support practice-immersion and experiential learning.

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Program Details

Convenient hybrid format doctoral program designed specifically for working health care professionals.

Hybrid

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

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
    OR
    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)

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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

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the focus of your DNP program?

Rather than direct patient-practice, our DNP at Florida Southern program focuses on nursing leadership, administration, health care policy and advocacy and project management.

Is this an on-campus program?

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.

Do you require the GRE for admission?

No, we do not require the GRE for consideration for admission to our nursing programs

How does the DNP differ from a PhD in Nursing?

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.

Program Contact

Kimberly Smith

Admission Counselor and Advisor
phone 863.680.3090
send text to 863.777.4434