Admission Information

DNP Admission Information

The DNP Program admits students only in the Fall semester. Now accepting applications for Fall 2014 semester. Completed application submission due

June 20, 2014.

Checklist for materials to be submitted for application to the DNP Program


  1. APPLY to the university for graduate school and submit materials requested (for example, immunization documentation).
  2. HAVE all Official Transcripts from every degree granting college or university previously attended sent to Southeastern.
  3. COMPLETE the Following Online Graduate Student Information Form
    DNP Student Information
  4. SUBMIT the following to the Graduate Nursing Office

    1. Evidence of current, unencumbered U.S. nursing licensure Licensure Verification
      (no restrictions)
      1. RN license
      2. APRN license (nurse practitioners)
    2. Current resume or curriculum vitae including the applicant's full name, address, telephone number(s), email address(s), academic preparations, degrees held, honors, awards, special interest, work history, and other relevant information.
    3. A document, prepared by the applicant which addresses the following:
      1. applicant’s goals for doctoral study which are congruent with DNP Program goals (See The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice which can be accessed at,
      2. focused area of interest for a synthesis project
      3. how acquiring the DNP degree is important to fulfillment of the applicant’s career goals. The document must be typewritten, double-spaced, in 12-point, Times New Roman font and should be no longer than three pages in length.
    4. Three recommendation statements using the Recommendation Form from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s capacity for doctoral study:
      1. One recommendation statement must be from a former faculty member in a nursing program, a current or former nursing supervisor or nursing leader
      2. One recommendation statement must be from someone who can attest to the competencies and expertise of the applicant at the Advanced Practice level.
      3. The third recommendation statement may be from an individual of the applicant’s choice, however, the individual should address the applicant’s ability to successfully complete doctoral nursing education program.


All documentation needed to support application to the DNP Program must be submitted prior to the deadline for application to the University. 


Completed application submission deadline for Fall 2014 is June 20, 2014. 


For questions, appointments or more information, please contact:


Southeastern Louisiana University
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Dr. Janet Jones, DNP Program Coordinator
SLU 10448
Kinesiology & Health Studies, Room 1010
400 Tennessee Avenue 
Hammond LA 70402

Office: (985) 549-5045 Fax to (985) 549-5087