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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Apply by Nov. 30 for BSN-to-DNP | Apply by May 1 for Post-MSN

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at UL Lafayette is designed to make you a leader in a constantly changing and complex healthcare system.

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

*Didactic coursework is online. In addition to practicum requirements, students participate in a two-day intensive prior to the start of the program and present their synthesis projects at the conclusion of the program.

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Program Cost

We offer affordable, flat-rate tuition for all our 100% online degree programs. Graduate programs are $480 per credit hour. Students enrolled in the BSN-to-DNP track take 70 graduate credit hours; those enrolled in the Post-MSN track complete 39 graduate credit hours.

This cost does not include course or lab fees. 

Because our online degree programs are accredited, students may also apply for financial aid.

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Career Opportunities

With your DNP degree, you’ll be poised to impact healthcare delivery through knowledge of evidence-based practice, leadership, organizational management, outcomes improvement and direct clinical practice.

Discover the careers you can pursue with a Doctor of Nursing Practice →

Curriculum & Courses

This program is offered 100% online in 16-week semesters. 

Our curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practice, organizational and systems leadership, health policy, and theoretical foundations for advanced practice nursing.

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Admissions Deadlines & Requirements

Students enrolling in the BSN-to-DNP track begin as a cohort in January of each year and must apply by Nov. 30 to be considered for admission. 

See our admissions requirements for BSN-to-DNP here →

Those enrolling in the Post-MSN track begin in August of each year and must apply by May 1. 

See our admissions requirements for Post-MSN here →

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