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Live Locally… Learn Globally… Lead confidently… with your DNP from Loyola University New Orleans…online!

Why the Loyola University New Orleans
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Degree as preparation for FNP practice?

For over 30 years, the Loyola School of Nursing has initiated innovative distance learning programs to address the demand for dramatic changes in nursing and healthcare.

In our tradition of excellence we offer an accredited online Post-Baccalaureate to DNP program. The program is a 3 year, 78 credit online learning community where you can live locally and learn globally. By using a model of critical reflection and inquiry, we help you accelerate your professional competence to lead confidently in the emerging healthcare systems.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola University New Orleans offers:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner track: The Post-Baccalaureate to DNP program incorporates the science of behavioral health approaches in primary care system designs and practice to provide a more comprehensive and effective outcome experience for patients and systems.

What is unique about the Loyola University New Orleans DNP?

  • Our DNP graduates are steeped in Ignatian values and educated in the Jesuit tradition of social justice, critical thinking, and commitment to service - making them even more marketable to medical and healthcare communities.
  • Our DNP students experience diversity of thought from various professionals around the country, adding to an expanded "thought leadership" approach in education. Our priority is the development of your personal potential.
  • The online DNP program has no campus residency requirements other than an orientation annually and your return to defend the capstone at the conclusion of your program.
  • Finally, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program is crafted around the "AACN 8 Essentials for Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice."

I chose Loyola University because they offer the program online, and I could continue being a travel nurse while enrolled in the program. I also love Loyola's nursing school mission, 'A world where every Nurse is a Leader.' That gave me the feel that the school would be very supportive of everyone's passion, leadership, and goals for their future careers after obtaining the DNP. I also loved the fact that the school was listed as one of the best online schools in the nation. This is why I chose Loyola.

- Devina Horton, RN, BSN, Post Baccalaureate-DNP student

Who is eligible to apply?

If you are a registered nurse with a bachelorís degree and are interested in obtaining the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner, please proceed to the application program.

The early application/decision deadline is November 1. Final applications are due by February 15. Each cohort enrollment starts in May each year and progresses together through the plan of study to graduation.

Nurse traineeships, Nurse Faculty Loan Repayment Program, and other loans are available after enrollment.


Interested in finding out more? Please attend one of our virtual open houses.