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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Why DNP at LMU?

*The Nurse Anesthesia program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in January, 2022. Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the program at 423-869-6210.

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.

2021 - 2022 Tuition: $715/credit hour

Accreditation: 

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The ASN program offered in Kentucky is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) nursing programs at Lincoln Memorial University at the LMU Harrogate, LMU Cedar Bluff, LMU Alcoa, LMU Tower, LMU Kingsport, and LMU Corbin campuses located in Harrogate, Knoxville, Alcoa, and Kingsport, Tennessee and Corbin, Kentucky are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is continuing accreditation.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) nursing program is initial accreditation.

ACEN is officially recognized as a national accrediting agency for nursing education by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and by the U.S. Department of Education. ACEN, may be contacted at 3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 or call 404-975-5000 or visit www.acenursing.org.

 

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