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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at UL Lafayette is designed to make you a leader in a constantly changing and complex health care system. Our curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practice, organizational and systems leadership, health policy, and theoretical foundations for advanced practice nursing.

Our aim is to advance the nursing discipline and equip you with the knowledge and skill set to improve patient outcomes in your clinic, community, health system, and country.

Program highlights:

  • Supportive cohort learning environment
  • BSN-to-DNP track option
  • Coursework is online with the exception of on-campus activities immediately prior to the start of the program and at the conclusion of the program when synthesis projects are presented. There are several courses in the curriculum (residency courses) with practicum requirements.

In hospitals and clinics, DNPs become leaders in interprofessional team-based care, complementing the delivery of patient care provided by MDs, PharmDs, and PTs. DNPs are qualified to work in —and, indeed, benefit —  healthcare administration at the systems level because of their advanced education in leadership and research preparation. With that research background also comes the ability to incorporate research outcomes into direct patient care.