The DNP program offers two post-master’s to DNP tracks and one post-BSN to DNP track. The Post-Master's to DNP track is for currently certified Nurse Practitioners or master’s prepared nurses seeking executive leadership. The post-BSN to DNP track prepares BSN nurses to be family nurse practitioners in primary care. Upon graduation, BSN to DNP students are eligible to apply for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
Students can choose one of three plans of study depending on their career goals and current education:
The mission of the doctor of nursing practice program is to provide a rigorous Jesuit education: to prepare advance nursing practice leaders to direct health care systems and inter-professional teams; to refine critical thinking and ethical decision-making skills to reduce health disparities and advance quality of care; to translate the science of nursing and health care to clinical practice; and to execute new practice options for doctorally prepared nurses in health care systems.
The Post-BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner specialization 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 Loyola’s comprehensive curriculum and step-by-step guidance from its supportive, award-winning faculty, you will unlock your full potential and be eligible to sit for the AACN FNP certification exam.
For nurse practitioners seeking to reach the highest level of nursing care, Loyola offers the MSN-to-DNP program with Nurse Practitioner concentration. Supported by the credentialed strength of Loyola’s faculty and resources, you can gain the skills and knowledge to design models of health care delivery and transform health care systems.
Loyola’s online Executive Nurse Leader concentration enables you to experience diverse perspectives and develop multidimensional health care responsibilities with a curriculum that combines nursing, business, informatics, and health care systems coursework, with hands-on experiences. This approach can develop you into a stronger and more marketable leader.
To learn more about Loyola University’s online DNP, simply request more information or call 866-789-9809 today.