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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Details

The online Doctor of Nursing Program has strong focus on practice and provides access to environments of opportunities, knowledge and skill development.

The philosophy of the DNP program is to enrich advanced nursing practices by strengthening and expanding a student's’ knowledge as expert nurse clinicians and leaders who develop, implement, and evaluate programs of care and transform health care systems by using evidence-based innovations and technologies and facilitating interdisciplinary processes. 

Graduates will be prepared for practice in advanced roles across community and health care settings to meet the health needs of perse individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. 


Master’s degree in nursing (MSN) from a nationally accredited program-OR-Master’s degree, MBA or MHA from a nationally accredited program (these applicants should also hold a  Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN); additional course work and clinical hours may apply
Current unencumbered United States RN License and Advanced Practice license where appropriate
Board certification in the nursing specialty when appropriate (students may enroll in Core Courses while preparing for board certification examination)
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cumulative Master’s level GPA of a minimum 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for GPAs between 3.4 and 3.7 recommended on an individual basis

  • Evidence of satisfactory completion of prior course in Biostatics, and a graduate-level research course (these courses are available prior to the start of the DNP if necessary)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Verification of Precepted Clinical Hours form (provided to the applicant) to be completed by a University official in the applicants Master’s or Post-master’s program
  • One page personal 
  • Interview by DNP Program Director or designee
  • Official transcripts of all previous college work
  • Students are required to come to campus for two days in the beginning of the fall semester of each year for immersion experiences. Currently, students defend their DNP Project on campus at the completion of the scholarly work.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

La Salle University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been granted approval by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


La Salle University is currently unable to admit students living in Wisconsin to any online program.