The Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is an innovative and flexible online program that prepares the professional nurse for leadership, advanced nursing roles, and doctoral studies (including a cooperative doctorate with The University of Florida). The M.S.N. consists of 39 semester hours of coursework. Students may select from the two areas of specialization. Nursing Education (39 semester hours) prepares students for employment in an academic or community/hospital/agency setting, while Nursing Administration (39 semester hours) prepares students for employment in an administrative/management position in the health care industry.
The University of West Florida has received an endowment from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) to the UWF Foundation to support the MSN. With an anticipated match through the State of Florida's Major Gifts Challenge program, the gift will create a $1.02 million endowment to support UWF's Nursing program.
Ph.D. Nursing Science from the North Florida PhD Consortium. State nursing programs at Florida A&M University , Florida State University, the University of North Florida and the University of West Florida have joined with the UF in a cooperative PhD degree in nursing science. Through this cooperative degree offering students may now access the UF program through sites in Tallahassee Jacksonville, and Pensacola.