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Post-Master's DNP Requirements

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Admission Requirements

There are specific requirements to be admitted to the Graduate School at UL Lafayette and the post-Master’s DNP program. View the requirements for the Graduate School.

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, to be admitted to the Post-Master’s DNP program you must have:

  • Evidence of current, unencumbered U.S. APRN Nurse Practitioner nursing licensure (no restrictions).
  • Completion of a graduate statistics course.
  • A master’s degree from an accredited university in one of the following areas of advanced nursing practice:
    • Nurse Practitioner
    • Nursing Administration/Leadership
    • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
    • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA on all undergraduate work or 3.3 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on all graduate work

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Requirements for Graduation

To earn the Doctor of Nursing Practice you must complete all degree plan requirements including:

Students who earn less than a “B” in a course will be required to repeat that course. A course may be repeated only once. Courses with a grade of “C” or less may not be applied towards the degree requirements. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA at all times.