La. regents approve nursing doctorate

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A doctor of nursing practice degree at Northwestern State University has been approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents.

University officials say the program is expected to begin in fall 2014 after approval by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The degree is a practice-focused doctorate. Courses would be delivered primarily via the Internet and compressed video.

Northwestern State currently has four nurse practitioner concentrations in its master of science in nursing program.

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