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Dillard University Graduate Nursing Program

 Choose Your Path to Earn your Masters of Science Degree in Nursing.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program curriculum at Dillard University College of Nursing (DUCON) embodies a coherent course of study, consistent with the competencies for the novice nurse educators, nurse leaders and nurse entrepreneur’s values. Integrated throughout each program option are role specific competencies for the nurse educator, nurse administrator, and nurse entrepreneur that align with the College of Nursing’s end-of-program student learning outcomes (EPSLOs) and DUCON master’s competency statements. You the student meet three times a semester (a combination of face-to-face and synchronous sessions), with the remaining course work asynchronous.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) End of Program Student Learner Outcomes (EPSLOs)

The graduate will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively through both oral and written formats with various forms of media and technology inclusive of artificial intelligence for the enhancement of culturally diverse healthcare clients.
  2. Incorporate leadership skills in advanced nursing roles to cultivate interpersonal relationships for diverse peoples in a variety of settings.
  3. Practice according to current ethical, legal, faith-based, and evidence-based professional standards of nursing for advanced nursing roles.
  4. Institute strategies in collaboration with inter-professional teams to provide and maintain delivery of quality culturally competent precision healthcare and health literacy.

Program Contact

College of Nursing
PSB Suite 102

2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

Ph. (504) 816 -4717

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Role Options

Educator Competencies
  1. Communicate effectively in the presentation of didactic content and clinical skills in a variety of learner environments, inclusive of simulated learning.
  2. Role model for future professional nurses the educator’s use of leadership skills.
  3. Complete clinical practicums that foster the development of nursing students’ values and knowledge of legal, ethical, and professional nursing standards.
  4. Utilize nursing education strategies which improve inter-professional collaboration and nursing students’ knowledge and delivery of nursing students culturally competent care.
  5. Disseminate educational scholarly evidence-based works as a future educator. 
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Administrator Competencies
  1. Employ effective communication to facilitate relationship building and influence behaviors in nurse management venues.
  2. Utilize leadership practices exemplary of change management, adaptive thinking and decision making that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  3. Apply management practices that demonstrate professionalism, accountability, advocacy, and governance.
  4. Utilize business skills and principles in a variety of healthcare systems that foster inter-professional collaboration to improve quality of care in a culturally diverse society.
  5. Disseminate scholarly work as a future nurse manager or administrator.
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Entrepreneur Competencies
  1. Convey ideas and facts through effective communication in interactions with teams, clients, and consumers of health.
  2. Execute entrepreneurial practices that motivate and empower the organizational mission and goals of actual or future healthcare ventures for improved access to healthcare.
  3. Complete entrepreneurial tasks and milestones that foster the values and professional standards of nurse entrepreneurs.
  4. Implement measures that bridge diverse disciplines and consumers in the establishment of healthcare partnerships and health literacy.
  5. Disseminate an original scholarly work or healthcare venture as a future nurse entrepreneur.
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Career Outcomes

  • Nursing Educator
  • Nursing Researcher
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Nurse Entrepreneur
  • Nurse Leader


Effective May 3, 2023, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on May 3, 2025.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.




The Dillard University wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for initial accreditation of its master of nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Thursday, September 5, 2024, in PSB 200 of the Professional Studies and Science Building located at 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70122.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Kathy Chappell, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or email:

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by August, 18, 2024.

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Dillard University has the first accredited baccalaureate nursing program in the state of Louisiana, not just for HBCUs, for ALL universities.


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Dillard University will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth and will reopen on Thursday, June 20, at 8 a.m.