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University of Central Florida – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)2019-07-26T18:20:54+00:00

University of Central Florida – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Overview

According to the University of Central Florida:

“The Advanced Practice Nurse track is a post-master’s DNP program designed to prepare nurse clinicians and nurse practitioners for leadership roles in specialized areas of advanced nursing practice. This online program prepares nurses at the highest level of practice for the current health care environment. Graduates of this program will be able to redesign health care systems based on critical analysis of complex practice situations. This DNP program is geared for nurses who have earned their MSN with specialization as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist, are licensed ARNPs, APN certified (or have ability to become certified the first semester of enrollment) and now want to earn their DNP.”

At a Glance


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Tuition per credit

Tuition and fees

Time to complete

  • Full-time: Five (5) semesters
  • Part-time: Seven (7) semesters

Admission requirements                 

According to the University of Central Florida, to be eligible for admission to the DNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Transcript: An official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • 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).
  • GRE: An official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.
  • 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