Post-baccalaureate to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-to-DNP)

Obtain your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree without first going through an MSN program with Loyola’s University New Orleans’ BSN-to-DNP online program. This unique program enables you to take a more direct approach in obtaining a highly valuable DNP degree, all while leveraging the skills and expertise of Loyola’s world-class faculty and prestigious academic resources.

The Online BSN-DNP Program

As a BSN graduate dedicated to becoming a nurse practitioner, take your career to the next level with Loyola University’s online BSN-to-DNP program. With your DNP, you can improve care for patients, health care teams, and entire communities. The Family Nurse Practitioner DNP will immerse you in theory and practice that develop diverse primary care skills through a curriculum that combines advanced nursing practice skills, informatics, and health care leadership coursework with hands-on experiences.

With the unparalleled flexibility and versatility of a supportive, online format, you will also gain access to Loyola’s abundant academic resources anytime so you can further your clinical leadership skills—and your career.

Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration

Appreciated by both patients and other health care professionals alike, family nurse practitioners serve as primary care providers to individuals and families across the life span. Whether diagnosing acute illnesses or designing treatment plans, you can make a positive impact on the lives of patients with a career as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), and earning your DNP is a great place to start. The online BSN-to-DNP program at Loyola University is a sure fit to prepare you for this exciting field.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (C C N E) Accreditation

Program Accreditation

Loyola’s online nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

BSN-to-DNP Curriculum

Loyola’s curriculum lies at the heart of our DNP program, and it is strategically designed to empower you in your future role as a family nurse practitioner. Within the BSN-to-DNP courses, you will learn to provide the highest quality, most effective and cost-efficient care to individuals, families, and populations, as well as to work in various primary health care settings. In addition, you will learn to develop policies and procedures used by teams within these settings. Our BSN-to-DNP program curriculum is purpose-built to foster a spirit of independent inquiry, enhance critical thinking and communication skills, and develop the tools needed to become a lifelong learner and leader.

Read more about the BSN-to-DNP curriculum, including specific course descriptions.

Career Outlook

A doctoral degree helps you achieve the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise to assure quality patient outcomes, as well as prepare you to be an exceptional nurse leader equipped to develop efficient policies and procedures. Projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show an expected growth rate of 31 percent in the employment of nurse practitioners between 2014 and 2024, with a median expected annual salary of $95,350.1 Job prospects are strong for the foreseeable future: the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) points out that nurse practitioners have a solid reputation in providing quality care.

Read more about careers for DNP holders.

Prepare for Advanced Nursing Certification

Upon graduating from the BSN-DNP program at Loyola, you will have met the education qualifications and practice hours required to sit for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Request More Information

To learn more about Loyola University’s online BSN-DNP program, simply request more information or call 866-789-9809 today.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Accessed March 31, 2016 from