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UT's post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree continues a tradition of excellence in nursing education at The University of Tampa. The DNP is designed for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) living in Florida. This convenient, online program consists of 30 credit hours spread over six semesters.

The next DNP cohort will begin in Spring 2021.

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UT is ranked a #1 nursing program in Florida and the U.S.

With a focus on real-world relevancy, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program prepares DNP students to design, implement and evaluate evidence-based disease management care and to coordinate acute and chronic illness care for individuals and populations. Students will also complete 500 individual practicum hours working on a clinical change project to benefit their own practice.

The DNP program’s online format, with only three required visits to campus, allows students to continue their full-time careers in their clinical practice. UT nursing faculty are respected researchers and practitioners, and are committed to students’ educational mastery and career advancement.

Doctorate-prepared nurses are increasingly in demand. Don't get left behind!

UT's Doctor of Nursing Practice program gives you the skills to advance your career and:

  • Become a leader among nurse practitioners
  • Contribute to the development of health care policy
  • Accelerate the implementation of clinical research
  • Address today’s health care challenges by putting solutions into practice
  • Manage interdisciplinary clinical teams
  • Qualify for leadership roles in hospital administration
  • Gain tenure-track teaching positions
  • Prepare for evolving health care environments

Contact Information 

Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies 
The University of Tampa
401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Box F 
Tampa, FL 33606-1490

Phone: (813) 258-7409
Fax: (813) 259-5403
Email: grad@ut.edu