|Total credit hours
|Tuition per credit
||Tuition and fees
||Loyola University New Orleans is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; the School of Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
|Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive
- 1,260 clinical hours
- Four (4) FNP clinical courses with practicum (720 clock hours).
- Three (3) DNP Scholarly Project clinical courses including additional clinical hours of preparation as an FNP (420 direct patient care hours, 120+ DNP Scholarly Project hours).
- Must attend four (4) on-campus intensives sessions of 1-3 days in length throughout the program, with the final visit being the defense of the DNP Scholarly Project.
- A minimum of 1000 post-baccalaureate supervised clinical hours are required for the DNP degree. Up to 500 hours may be transferred from master’s program clinical hours
- Three (3) Scholarly Project clinical courses (540 clock hours).
- Additional hours may be completed as needed by enrolling in additional practicum courses.
- Must attend two (2) on-campus intensives sessions of 1-2 days in length throughout the program, with the final visit being the defense of the DNP Scholarly Project.
||The online BSN-to-DNP program is a pre-licensure program, which prepares Family Nurse Practitioners at the doctoral level. Graduates of the BSN-to-DNP program will be eligible to sit for AANP or ANCC FNP board certification examination.
The online MSN-to-DNP program helps master’s-level nurses earn a terminal practice degree and gain targeted skills in one of two specialized areas based on your professional interests and career aspirations — Nurse Practitioner or Executive Leader.
- Nurse Practitioner: To enroll in this concentration, you must already be a certified nurse practitioner and have a master’s in nursing. You will develop advanced skills in both clinical practice as well as health care leadership.
- Executive Leader: Strongly centered around leadership, this concentration prepares you to champion the mission of your health care organization. You will further develop advanced practice skills with a systems and population focus. Students with both advanced practice and non-clinical master’s degrees can apply for this concentration.
|Time to complete
||BSN-to-DNP: 3+ years
MSN-to-DNP: 2+ years
||According to Loyola University, to be eligible for admission to the DNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete the free online application
- Two-page type-written, double-spaced essay must be submitted online when filling out an application, addressing three areas: 1) description of goals for doctoral study, 2) research translation area of interest for the DNP Scholarly Project, and 3) career goals.
- Copy of current and unrestricted RN license to practice in the United States
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- Evidence of a BSN from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited U.S. college/university, or the equivalent from an international college/university, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Resume indicating a minimum 1 year (1,800 hours) recent nursing work experience
- Three recommendations (on the form provided by Loyola) from persons knowledgeable about the applicant’s aptitude for graduate school such as former Professors or Nursing Supervisors
- Certified Background Check: Upon admission into the program and at least 60 days prior to enrollment, applicants are required to apply for a certified background review with the results reported to Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing. (School Code: LO22)
- $500 deposit (upon acceptance)