LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing Master of Nursing (MN), Primary Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Public/Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nursing Administration concentrations has transitioned to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree for the MN graduate concentrations. If you are interested in our BSN to DNP curriculum, please click here FNP or NNP to visit our BSN to DNP home page for more information about our admission criteria and application process.
Nurse Practitioner Program
Care in Community Health/Public Health
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) works
with patients and families across the
life span in community or other health
care settings and across the trajectory
of health/illness. FNP's practice in
a variety of public and private settings
including, long term care facilities,
ambulatory care clinics, and school
based clinics. These settings may be
located in rural, urban and medically
is the role of a Primary Care Nurse
The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
is a highly skilled advanced practice
nurse who manages the care of patients
and families across the life span in
community or other health care settings
and across the trajectory of health/illness.
is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)?
The NNP is a highly skilled advanced
practice nurse who manages the care
of acute and critically ill infants.
They provide a wide range of
services including transporting critically
ill infants, resuscitating infants in
the delivery room, collaborative medical management for a group of high-risk infants, and family teaching.
This role was developed in the 1970s
in response to a substantial undersupply
of neonatal specialist physicians. The
NNP primarily works in neonatal intensive
care units, however some NNPs work in
well-baby nurseries. Currently the level
of preparation for this nursing specialist
is at the master's degree level. There
are excellent employment opportunities
for the neonatal nurse practitioner.
further information about this program
of study, please contact the Office
of Student Affairs:
Phone Numbers: 504-568-4197
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org