University of Florida - Jacksonville
653 W 8th St # 1
Jacksonville, Florida 32209
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Nursing Science - Doctor's degree
MSN Program Details
We understand that your life is busy and try as best we can to tailor the MSN program to your schedule. The MSN program offers flexible study for all types of students who want to achieve a higher level of education and quality patient care.
Our full-time and part-time options for study offer a choice of five advanced practice nursing tracks. The five tracks prepare graduates as nurse practitioners (NP), clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives or clinical nurse leaders. Students who have previously-earned masters degrees in nursing are able to enroll in post-master's coursework in order to complete requirements for nurse practitioner licensure or for advanced practice in each of the advanced practice nursing tracks and a special post-master's track for oncology specialization.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is a practice-focused doctorate designed to prepare expert nurses in specialized advanced practice. The DNP is an advanced educational credential for those who desire advanced practice knowledge but do not need or want a research focus.
The focus of DNP program is on innovative and evidence-based practice. Universities have traditionally offered master’s degrees in nursing to prepare for advanced practice. Due to the growing complexity of health care, the growth of scientific knowledge, and the increasing sophistication of technology, master's degree programs in nursing now have credit hours far beyond those in other fields.
To prepare advanced practice nurses with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in today's and tomorrow’s complex health care environment, and to provide advanced practice nurses with educational backgrounds comparable to health care practitioners in other fields, practice-focused doctoral (DNP) programs are being developed across the country.