Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

School of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Science


School of Public Health

1615 Poydras Street Suite 1400

New Orleans, LA 70122

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Nursing Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The degree Doctor of Nursing Science is a professional degree. It is conferred for work of distinction in which the student displays the ability to make an original contribution of scholarship in nursing. The distinctive feature of this curriculum is its emphasis on clinical nursing expertise with select patient/client groups within and across nursing specialties. Graduates are prepared to improve health service to people through the improvement of nursing practice. They achieve this goal through evaluating forces influencing health, synthesizing knowledge of health needs and problems of select patient/client groups, testing knowledge and applying findings to nursing practice. The curriculum builds on the knowledge derived from the master of nursing degree.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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