Doctor of Nursing Practice / Advanced Practice Leadership
Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Program Details

Northwestern State’s College of Nursing and School of Allied Health offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program focused on Advanced Practice Leadership. Nurses gain expertise and advanced knowledge in their area of specialization.

Courses examine ways to influence healthcare practice, education, and policy. Students in this online nurse practitioner degree program learn how to develop collaborative alliances to help improve healthcare outcomes. Graduates will be prepared to influence, design, direct, and implement change within their organization. 

Students in this program specialization study topics such as:

  • Scientific underpinnings for practice
  • Clinical prevention and population health
  • Organizational theory and systems leadership
  • Information systems technology

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northwestern State University of Louisiana is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Must be a nationally certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and hold an unencumbered, unrestricted APRN license
  • Must complete an emotional intelligence assessment