The MSN to DNP Executive Leader Online Curriculum

The MSN-to-DNP online Executive Leadership specialization at Loyola University New Orleans develops life-long active learners who take pride in leading the facilitation and development of plans and policies needed to deliver optimal health care.

Custom-designed according to your career and educational experience, at the helm of the DNP curriculum is an involved, award-winning faculty who is excited to help advance your skill set so you can become an in-demand executive nurse leader. They will work with you personally throughout your program, and especially as you develop and deliver your individualized scholarly project.

Students in the MSN-to-DNP online Executive Leadership specialization need to complete at least 39 credit hours over 13 courses.

DNP Curriculum

Coursework for the MSN-to-DNP online program is outlined below.


Nurse Education Electives

Nurses who also wish to pursue their Certified Nurse Educator™ (CNE) credential must also complete an additional 9 credit hours in nurse educator coursework. This brings their credit hour total to 48.


Available Electives to Assist in Program Coursework

A student’s success in the MSN-to-DNP Executive Leadership specialization is partially based upon solid skills in scientific writing as well as statistics and data management. The following electives are offered to strengthen this knowledge and skill set.