College of Nursing

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Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

PhD Program BS to PhD, MS to PhD

Admission Requirements

The College is committed to recruiting a diverse pool of applicants who are highly motivated to achieve the doctoral program objectives. Admission to the program is based on a number of factors that measure a student's potential for academic success at the doctoral level.

Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to apply for the program:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited nursing program.
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Scored competitively on the quantitative, verbal and analytic portions of the GRE.
  • Demonstrated commitment to doctoral study and scholarly productivity.
  • Potential research interests compatible with those of current faculty.
  • Personal interview with Director of MS to PhD Program and/or designee
  • Licensed as a Florida Registered Nurse prior to enrolling in clinical course work.
  • Evidence of potential for leadership in nursing profession.

For More Information:

The College of Nursing offers prospective students a number of ways to obtain more information about Graduate programs: