The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is designed to prepare nurses for the highest level of clinical practice in the profession of nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). The program includes a total of 79 credit hours of post baccalaureate study and 1035 clinical hours. The program is designed in accordance with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Practice Nursing, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) Core competencies, and Population Focus Nurse Practitioner Competencies (2013). Upon successful completion of this major, graduates will be awarded the DNP degree and are eligible to sit for the FNP certification exam.
This program is available for full-time and part-time study with coursework primarily online. Students are required to attend five sessions on the main campus at Florida State University. A majority of the courses have a synchronous (real-time or live) component and on-demand (asynchronous) classes; which means that 3 to 5 synchronous zoom classes will be scheduled throughout the semester.