Doctor of Nursing Practice


School of Nursing

Southeastern's Doctor of Nursing Practice program prepares nurses at the highest level of nursing practice. Today's health care is more complex than ever, demanding additional education for those assuming leadership roles in caring for patients and assuring quality of care. This program offers doctoral preparation to nurses whose career emphasis is direct clinical nursing practice or areas that support clinical practice, such as administration and health policy development. Students in the program have opportunities for advanced study in evidence-based practice, organizational and systems leadership, health policy and theoretical foundations for advanced practice.

Career Information

Types of Jobs

  • Health care policymaker
  • Highest level of patient care
  • Senior management and leadership roles

Types of Employers

  • Government
  • Health care
  • Professional organizations
  • Universities


  • Program builds upon the strong advanced-practice nursing and nurse executive tracks offered by Southeastern and other universities in the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing Program

  • Faculty are recognized for their expertise within the university as well as throughout the health care community at local, state and national levels

  • Study plan options, including online course delivery, accommodate working advanced-practice nurses and leaders so that they can pursue the degree without leaving their job

  • Curriculum includes areas such as biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical scholarship and analytic methods, preventive care, informatics, organizational and systems leadership, ethics and healthcare policy, project planning and practicum hours


  • Total semester hours required: 39


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Contact Information

Dr. Janet Jones, Program Coordinator


Mailing address: SLU Box 10448, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Kinesiology and Health Studies, Room 1010

Program website