Commission authorizes TROY to offer new degrees in Florida

Posted: Friday , 31 January 2014

TROY - Florida residents now have five more degree options from Troy University's eTroy Campus to augment.

The Florida Department of Education – Commission for Independent Education has approved the University to begin offering the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, the Master of Science in Nursing, the Master of Environmental and Biological Sciences, the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management, and the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs.

"We are pleased to offer these new programs to Florida residents," said Dr. Lance Tatum, Vice-Chancellor for TROY's Global Campus, the arm of the University that oversees its operations online and outside the state of Alabama where the public university is based.

The undergraduate degree in Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management is a 123 semester-hour program that allows students to choose one of three concentrations and prepare to become future leaders and scholars in the fields of hospitality, sport and tourism management.

The graduate-level Environmental and Biological Sciences degree is designed to broaden a student's perspective and provide skills and knowledge for understanding and solving problems in the environmental and biological fields.

The Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree enables nurses to become expert leaders and collaborators in solving prominent issues in healthcare, and prepares students for a variety of leadership roles in both the industry and in nursing education.

The MSN program provides the baccalaureate degree holders advanced knowledge and clinical skills required for leadership positions in nursing. It provides three concentrations: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Nursing Informatics Specialist. Students also have the option of choosing the postmaster's MSN-DNP tract whereby they complete courses towards earning a DNP while enrolled in the MSN program.

The RN-BSN program is structured to allow maximum flexibility in managing work, family and educational responsibilities with two tracks. Students selecting the RN-BSN track have the option of completing the program in two or four semesters, while students who choose the RN-BSN/MSN track can complete the clinical sequence for the undergraduate degree in two semesters and the MSN Clinical Specialist or Nursing Informatics Specialist in four additional semesters, or the Family Nurse Practitioner in five additional semesters.

Candidates for admission to graduate and post-graduate degree programs must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, and prospective undergraduate students must meet University admission requirements.

Additional details about these, and other TROY degree programs, and the application process are available at the University's Florida locations in Tampa, Orlando, Panama City, Fort Walton Beach (including Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field) and Pensacola or by visiting the website at