Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Why DNP at LMU?

The Caylor School of Nursing offers a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program in an all online format. The DNP program will challenge you and allow you to discover new ways to view yourself, to view the art and science of nursing, and view the world at large. The DNP degree brings new career opportunities. In addition to allowing the graduate to enjoy increased job opportunities and potential salary increases, graduate education improves self-confidence and renews commitment to nursing.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a doctoral degree in the Caylor School of Nursing (CSON) that may be completed in six semesters of full-time study; part-time study options are available. The DNP program at LMU was established in 2015 to provide students with the opportunity to achieve a terminal degree in nursing and develop a community of nursing scholars with a focus on adaptive leadership and practice.

The Lincoln Memorial University post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares nurses as professional scholars in practice-oriented community-based roles that reflect translation of research into practice by incorporation of health policy, principles of epidemiology, information technology, evidence-based practice, business principles, collaboration, and health systems. The DNP program will prepare graduates to fully implement emerging science and practice innovation in health care.  

DNP Program Tools

DNP Application (PDF)
DNP Admission Criteria (PDF)
DNP Curriculum Plan (PDF)
DNP Handbook (PDF)
Graduate Catalog
DNP Program Statistics (PDF)

Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions with fall, spring and summer matriculation.

2020 - 2021 Tuition: $715/credit hour


The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program has received initial accreditation until 2021 from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). ACEN may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call 404-975-5000 or visit


For more information regarding the DNP program, please call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 6283 or (423) 869-6283