Nurse Practitioner BSN to DNP

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is designed to prepare graduates with the advanced nursing knowledge and leadership skills to improve healthcare outcomes and to provide evidence-based nursing across diverse healthcare settings and systems. 

The curriculum focuses on providing nurses with the solid science foundation needed to enhance critical reasoning judgment in the management of complex healthcare situations.  Core and specialty courses for the DNP provide knowledge, skills and attributes essential for fully accountable practice in today's healthcare environment.  Emphasis is on innovative and evidence-based nursing practice to meet the demands associated with the increasing complexity of the healthcare system, improving the safety and quality of patient care delivery, and influencing healthcare policy.


  • The BSN to DNP Nurse Practitioner concentrations offered are Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • Graduates of the BSN to DNP program are eligible to seek national certification as Family Nurse Practitioners.
  • Program of Study: The BSN to DNP consists of 81credits that can be completed in full-time study or part-time study.

  • Now accepting Applications for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration  for Fall 2023

BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Program Receives $2.7M Federal ANEW Grant Learn More 

FGCU School of Nursing receives $678,109.00 HRSA grant for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) Learn More 

Disclosure: Programs Leading to State-Regulated Professional Licensure or Certification
All applicable FGCU academic programs prepare students for licensure in the state of Florida. Requirements for licensure and certification vary by profession and by state. Students should check the licensure requirements for the state they plan to work in before enrollment at FGCU. Please review the FGCU State Authorization webpage to determine whether your program meets licensure requirements in your state.

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