Louisiana State University

Degree Type

BSN to DNP Program, Post Masters DNP.

Program Length

36 months, full time

Credit Hours

144 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline

September 1

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

A current registered nurse license in any state with eligibility for licensure in Louisiana. You will be asked to obtain a Mississippi registered nursing license during the first semester of classes, since several program clinical sites are located in Mississippi.

Minimum of one year critical care experience within the previous two (2) years at the time of the application. Most applicants have 2-3 years critical care experience. Most applicants obtain required experience in: MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit), SICU (Surgical ICU), PICU (Pediatric ICU), TICU (Trauma ICU), Cardiothoracic surgery, or ER (Emergency Room) experience from a Level One Trauma Center.

3.0 GPA for all undergraduate and graduate course work reflected on your transcripts. Average GPA of accepted students is a 3.3.

A GRE score of 1000 or higher (a combination of verbal and quantitative scores on the 200-800 score scale). A writing score of 3.5 or higher. Must be taken within the last 5 years.

Certifications: BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).

Course Prerequisites: Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Physics. Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry are suggested, but not required.


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email: lbonan@lsuhsc.edu
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