Nursing Sciences Program
Chairs: S. Schaffer, M.J. Snider, and J. Stechmiller
Graduate Coordinator: J. Ballantyne
Complete faculty listing by department: Follow this link.
For more information about the Master of Science in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice, please visit Graduate Degrees or http://www.nursing.ufl.edu
The College’s Ph.D. program prepares scientists, scholars, advanced practitioners, and leaders in nursing. Comprehensive research and practice preparation is achieved by pairing students with faculty. Students have access to an array of faculty members for interdisciplinary study, clinical practice, and research. Individually directed dissertation research is a major aspect of the Ph.D. program. Research in the College includes aging and health, women’s health, bio-behavioral interventions, and health policy.
Progression in the program depends on the student’s ability to meet academic standards and clinical competencies as defined by College policy.
To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program, students must meet the following minimum requirements:
• A BSN or master’s degree in nursing from a CCNE/NLN AC accredited program.
• A master’s program GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and a score of 500 or higher on each of the verbal and quantitative sections in the prior version of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. In the current version of the GRE a minimum score of 153 in the verbal section and 144 in the quantitative section.
• A master’s program GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and a score of 600 or higher on each of the verbal and quantitative sections in the prior version of the Graduate Record Examination General Test. In the current version of the GRE a score a minimum score of 160 in the verbal section and 148 in the quantitative section.
• Completion of the GRE analytical section
• Eligibility for licensure to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Florida
A personal interview is preferred to establish a Graduate Faculty mentor who will work with the student to individualize the academic program and to structure the student’s research or practice focus.
You may also call 352-273-6331 for more information.