University of Central Florida

College of Nursing



University Tower, Room 320

PO Box 160112

Orlando, FL 32826

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner; Clinical Nurse Leader; Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult/Gerontology; Family Nurse Practitioner; Nursing Education;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs build upon the student’s baccalaureate nursing education and professional experience. The Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN Program offers 4 tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner; Leadership and Management; Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner; Nurse Educator. The doctoral program in Nursing (Ph.D.)is designed to prepare students for positions as nursing faculty members, leaders in the application of innovative technologies to nursing education and clinical care, executive leaders in healthcare systems, and scientists who contribute to the body of nursing knowledge through their research. The doctoral program in Nursing prepares nurse scholars to possess a body of knowledge about theory, processes and methods of inquiry in the discipline of nursing. The program allows students to contribute to disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge in nursing and healthcare from the basis of sound conceptual, methodological, and ethical decision-making. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nurses at the highest level of practice for the current health care environment based on a strong scientific foundation for practice; flexibility and emphasis on evidence-based practice, leadership, and organizational analysis; and analysis of the DNP Project. The DNP program offers 4 tracks; Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Executive, and Family Nurse Practitioner.


The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted full accreditation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs. UCF was one of the first in Florida to obtain CCNE accreditation of a D.N.P. program. The Florida Board of Nursing has approved the bachelor’s degree in nursing program. UCF College of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The AACN, the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, recognizes the B.S.N. degree as the minimum educational requirement for professional nursing practice. Furthermore, all programs are accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS).

International Student Requirements:

In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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