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BSN to DNP Programs in Florida

Several schools in Florida offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) program. Many DNP programs allow students to specialize in a specific area of advance practice nursing in order to best prepare them for their career interests. Read more about these Florida programs below.

AdventHealth University

AdventHealth University offers a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice to candidates who have a BSN or related bachelor's degree (such as biology). The DNAP program takes around three years, consists of classroom instruction and clinical practice, and prepares graduates for advanced nursing practice roles such as nurse anesthetist.

Barry University

Barry University has a part-time DNP program available to registered nurses who hold a bachelor's degree in nursing. The program is completed over 12 semesters and allows students to specialize in either family nurse practitioner (FNP) or adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner.

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University's BSN to DNP program is a full-time, five-year program which allows students to specialize in either family nurse practitioner or adult/gerontological nurse practitioner. The DNP program consists of clinical practice as well as instruction in epidemiology, population-based care, pathophysiology, nurse leadership, and more.

Florida State University

Florida State University offers a BSN to DNP program that can be specialized in either family nurse practitioner or adult acute care nurse practitioner. FSU's BSN to DNP programs are primarily completed online through video conferencing with a few campus visits throughout the program and consist of 76 to 79 credit hours.

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University has a BSN to DNP program which takes around three years to complete and specialization options in leadership and family nurse practitioner. Both programs provide students with research and clinical skills applicable to advanced nursing roles, with the FNP track focusing more on primary care and the leadership track focusing more on nursing and healthcare leadership.

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University has a hybrid format BSN to DNP program that can be completed in nine semesters, and it has four focus areas available: adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, executive leadership, family nurse practitioner, and psychiatric mental health care nurse practitioner. Palm Beach Atlantic University has a faith-based approach to education programs with curriculum build to engage learning and allows DNP students to begin in either the fall or spring semesters.

University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida offers a DNP program to those with a BSN, which can be specialized in adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, adult/gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, or family nurse practitioner. The DNP program consists of 74 to 76 credit hours, depending on concentration, is delivered in a hybrid format, and prepares graduates for related certification examinations and work as advanced practice nurses.

University of Florida

The University of Florida has a BSN to DNP program which is completed online with occasional campus activities. It requires between 75 and 78 credit hours depending on DNP concentration. Students can choose between the following five specializations to receive customized instruction and practice in their area of interest: adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, pediatric acute care Nurse Practitioner, pediatric primary care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.

University of North Florida

The University of North Florida offers a BSN to DNP program which can be completed in three years and has focuses in family nurse practitioner and nurse anesthesiology. The FNP concentration prepares students for roles as care providers to various populations, while the anesthesiology concentration prepares students for nurse anesthetist roles through a rigorous curriculum.

University of South Florida

The University of South Florida has a BSN to DNP program where students can choose to focus on adult-gerontology primary care, adult-gerontology acute care, family health, oncology/adult-gerontology primary care, occupational health/adult-gerontology primary care, or pediatric health. The DNP programs combine online and on-campus instruction, and program length varies based on their DNP concentration.

School Name Programs Offered Average Graduate Tuition (2018-2019)*
AdventHealth University BSN-to-DNAP $17,782
Barry University BSN-to-DNP $17,820
Florida Atlantic University BSN-to-DNP $5,467 in-state, $16,695 out-of-state
Florida State University BSN-to-DNP $9,684 in-state, $24,116 out-of-state
Jacksonville University BSN-to-DNP $14,274
Palm Beach Atlantic University BSN-to-DNP $10,260
University of Central Florida BSN-to-DNP $6,916 in-state, $25,759 out-of-state
University of Florida BSN-to-DNP $10,770 in-state, $27,335 out-of-state
University of North Florida BSN-to-DNP $8,570 in-state, $19,585 out-of-state
University of South Florida BSN-to-DNP $8,350 in-state, $19,048 out-of-state

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

Nurses who hold a BSN and current RN license can earn a DNP at several schools in Florida. Students can choose from a variety of DNP concentrations such as family nurse practitioner, adult/gerontology, pediatrics, and anesthesia, and the programs can be completed in around three years.