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Loyola University New Orleans – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)2018-05-04T17:30:07+00:00

Loyola University New Orleans – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Overview

From Loyola University:

“Renowned as a leading institution for the advancement and education of health care professionals, Loyola University New Orleans offers two entry options to your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)—a Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-to-DNP) and a Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (MSN-to-DNP). Rooted in the Jesuit tradition of social justice, care for the whole person, and values-based leadership, these CCNE-accredited programs prepare you to lead teams, organizations, and individuals within the complex health care system.”

At a Glance


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Loyola’s online nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive                 

A minimum of 1000 post-baccalaureate supervised clinical hours are required for the DNP degree. and one visit to New Orleans per year.


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.

MSN-to-DNP Concentrations

  • 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                 

3+ years

Admission requirements

According to Loyola University, to be eligible for admission to the DNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Fill out 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 capstone 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 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)
  • Upon completion of all Document Requirements, a formal in-person or web-based interview with one or more Loyola School of Nursing faculty members will be scheduled. Applicants are required to have all necessary equipment in order to complete the web-based interview (i.e. webcams, speakers & microphone if needed).
  • Minimum of 1,800 hours of recent nursing practice (within the last year)
  • $500 deposit (upon acceptance)