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Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing at UL Lafayette is one of the best in the country. The program was ranked No. 45 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of “Best Online Programs" in the Best Online Nursing Programs category.

Masters-prepared nurses promote evidence-based practice in healthcare in multiple settings, and UL Lafayette provides the path for advancing your career in healthcare. Whether you are interested in becoming a nurse practitioner to work within your community or whether you want to pursue a career as a nurse educator and faculty member, we can help you reach the next chapter in your professional career.

Students who successfully complete the MSN curriculum for the family nurse practitioner meet educational requirements to take the Nurse Practitioner Role: Family Nurse Practitioner national certification examination, and to apply for an advanced practice license.

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UL Lafayette online students pay a flat-rate, per-credit-hour tuition. Online graduate students pay $480 per credit hour. 

Additional course fees, including materials, labs and proctoring fees, are not included. Online students are not assessed additional operational and activity fees or out-of-state tuition.

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Admissions only accepted for Spring and Fall. Apply today!


Contact the graduate nursing programs:

Jennifer B. Lemoine, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC
Graduate Coordinator
Office Phone: 337-482-1029
Office Fax: 337-482-5650
Office Location: V.L. Wharton Hall, Room 307

Because courses in this program will only be available online, this program may not be available to all applicants. The MSN degree program concentrations require that all clinical experiences be completed in the state of Louisiana. Additionally, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in the state where a student is located. (Visit the Online Programs website to learn more.) However, UL Lafayette online programs may not meet eligibility requirements for a license or certificate in another state. If you are planning to use your degree to pursue a license or certificate outside of Louisiana, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding their requirements. Finally, international students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.