Doctor of Nursing Practice
Lincoln Memorial University

Program Details

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Lincoln Memorial University is available for students in an online format, so that working nurses can continue to help their patients while advancing their skills. This creates a learn-apply model and students are able to learn faster and more effectively this way. DNP programs prepare nurses for professional growth, leadership roles, and in-depth knowledge of health systems. LMU's program also allows students to implement emerging technologies and science within their practice.


  • Earned Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from a nationally accredited CCNE or ACEN program
  • Certification (for Advanced Practice concentration) as Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist OR MSN with an Administration concentration and/or at least one year of experience in a nursing administration role (for the Administrative concentration) OR an earned MSN in a different specialty than above will be considered for the Administrative concentration
  • Unencumbered licensure in the United States as a registered nurse
  • At least two years of full-time work experience (or equivalent) in nursing as a registered nurse
  • GPA 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
  • Three letters of reference
  • Official transcripts 
  • International students must submit TOEFL scores

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges