Updated Master Nurse Leadership Scholarship

Through the Master Nurse Leadership Scholarship, eligible students can earn up to either $2,500 or $5,000 in tuition reductions (dependent upon GPA) as they progress toward their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), as long as they continue to meet the award requirements.

For our Master Nurse Leadership Scholarship, you control your educational destiny.

Here’s how it works:

  • The University will provide a tuition reduction on the cost of eligible courses according to the chart below.



















First Tier  (3.0–3.49)



Second Tier (3.5–4.0)




  • Courses eligible for the Scholarship benefit are those credit-bearing courses for which, on the first day of class, the student is in compliance with all applicable Scholarship Eligibility Requirements. The tuition reduction will be applied toward the current tuition costs for the eligible course.
  • The maximum award amount for a first-tier student is $2,500 and for a second-tier student is $5,000 provided the student meets and maintains the Scholarship Eligibility Requirements throughout his or her degree program. The maximum amount is based on a student entering a 36–83 credit degree program with zero transfer credits. Award amounts may vary based on number of transfer credits, program, program-specific tuition rate, number of courses required to complete the program, Scholarship award level and the maximum time frame of the Scholarship.
  • GPA requirements include:
    • For the Initial Progress Period of 12 credits, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and determined by the GPA from the undergraduate degree posted transcript at the time of matriculation. The award level for the Initial Progress Period is determined by the table above.
    • Once the Initial Progress Period has been met and 12 credits are completed, the student will be reevaluated for their award level based on the University program GPA and the table above.
      • Students who were not initially eligible for an award may gain eligibility to a first- or second-tier award level.
      • Students who were in the first-tier award level may earn eligibility to receive the second-tier award level.
      • No student will lose eligibility or have eligibility reduced based on the reevaluation of GPA if the GPA changes.
  • Initial progress and continued progress requirements include:
    • A student seeking an MSN/ADM, MSN/ADM-I, MSN/NED, MSN/NED-I, MSN/INF, or MSN/FNP degree must meet the initial progress requirement by earning 12 University credits within a 30-week period beginning on the first day of the first credit-bearing course to be eligible to continue receiving the benefit beyond the first 12 credits and 30 weeks (“Initial Progress Period”).
    • A student must meet the continued progress requirement by earning a total of 24 University credits within a 60-week period beginning with the first day of the first credit-bearing course to be eligible to continue receiving the benefit beyond the first 24 credits and 60 weeks (“Continued Progress Period”).
    • Days spent in the following activities are not counted in the calculation of the Initial Progress Period or Continued Progress Period:
      • On an exception basis, additional time may be granted for classes with week requirements longer than the normal week requirements for the program level, as defined by the academic catalog.
      • Time extensions granted by the University to students pursuant to applicable law.
      • University approved leaves of absence (LOAs) or military deployment LOAs
      • Field experience assignments required in certain programs.
  • General Eligibility requirements include:
    • Be an MSN/ADM, MSN/ADM-I, MSN/NED, MSN/NED-I, MSN/INF, or MSN/FNP degree-seeking student in a program of study requiring a minimum of 36 credits who posts attendance and is invoiced for his or her first credit-bearing course with a course start date between July 1, 2015, and January 16, 2018 (Qualifying Attendance); or
      • Students who have previously attended but have been out of attendance for greater than 365 days.
      • Students who attended a course within 365 days if they were enrolled in a program type other than a degree program.
    • Applicants must reside in the United States or in one of the U.S. Territories with documentation of a valid, unrestricted/unencumbered RN license in all states in which the applicant holds an active nursing license. For applicants holding licenses in multiple jurisdictions, all active licenses must be valid, unrestricted/unencumbered through the duration of the program. Applicants from the following territories must also hold a RN license obtained by taking the NCLEX-RN exam:
      1. Guam
      2. American Samoa
      3. Northern Mariana Islands
      4. U.S. Virgin Islands
    • Nursing students in the state of Florida attending ground-based or FlexNet MSN or RN/BSN programs must hold a RN license from the state of Florida for admissions, as mandated by the Florida State Board of Nursing. Military and Virginia nursing students may hold a RN license from any state as ruled by federal guidelines. Clinical placement of military or Virginia students must be completed in VA or military environments or the student is subject to obtaining a Florida RN license for placement.
    • You’ll sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to the terms and conditions of this scholarship before the end of the Offer Window.

A career-focused education at a greater value

Who says you have to wait until graduation to reap the benefits of your hard work? With the Master Nurse Leadership Scholarship, you can save money throughout your academic journey, up to $5,000.

Here are some of the things that make this program different:

Open to new students

Start your degree between July 1, 2015, and January 16, 2018, to become eligible.

How do I get started?

Just sign the Memorandum of Understanding at the start of your first course to get started. Meet the eligibility requirements and save.

Transfer students are eligible

The award is open to students who transfer from another school.

Available until graduation

The perks of this program stay with you throughout your academic journey or until you reach the maximum award.

Your dream of a better future is now more affordable.

Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn how the Advancing Florida Nurse Scholarship can make your dream attainable.

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