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Doctor of Nursing Practice
The online DNP degree program from Northwestern State University of Louisiana provides a clinical doctorate for master's prepared RNs who desire to practice at the highest level and significantly impact health care outcomes for vulnerable populations. Graduates are prepared to transform health care by:
Unencumbered, unrestricted RN or APRN license (depending on concentration)
Verification of national certification as an APRN (only for APRN concentration)
One to two page (maximum) paper describing the DNP degree, the role of the DNP (using the DNP Essentials), and how the applicant believes the DNP will benefit his/her career goals. The paper should be formatted according to the latest edition of APA and include references
All academic transcripts, with cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 or greater on a 4.00 scale
Three letters of recommendation using DNP recommendation forms
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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