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The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program is designed to prepare nurses for the highest level of clinical practice in the profession of nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP), or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).  

The program is designed in accordance with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing (2006). Following transcript review, applicants with a MSN may be eligible to transfer in up to 40 credit hours. 

The DNP courses are offered online via interactive video conferencing from the Tallahassee campus. Students come to the Tallahassee campus a total of five times for orientation to the program, an intensive weekend in the Advanced Skills for the APN course, Objective Structured Clinical Examination Assessments, and DNP project presentation exposition. Students work with preceptors in their local community to meet the learning objectives for the practicum courses. 




​FSU Nursing Graduate Student Profiles



Corynn has always loved being a nurse. She believes the opportunities to grow and continue her education are limitless in this career. She has had the privilege to take care of so many amazing patients and work alongside so many amazing health care members who have made her into the person she is today. Pursuing a graduate degree at FSU has opened the door for her to return the favor.

Interview and Video Credit - Natalia Lopez and Enrique Toledo (Interns)

The Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN), Master's degree in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at Florida State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


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The Florida State University College of Law is offering a Juris Master in Health Care Regulation


The online Juris Master in Health Care Regulation enables working professionals to acquire legal skills to advance their careers in today’s dynamic health care economy. You will gain a strong foundation in health law, health care compliance and risk management. You will also learn how to read and interpret statutes and regulations, and how to monitor and follow legislative and regulatory processes. For more information please visit the College of Law website.

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