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Northwestern State University of Louisiana Doctorate in Nursing

The main focus area for this major is Nursing Practice. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Nursing is a major offered under the health professions program of study at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. We’ve gathered data and other essential information about the doctor’s degree program in nursing, such as if the program is offered online, ethnicity of students, how many students graduated in recent times, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Nursing from NSU Cost?

$9,614 Average Tuition and Fees

NSU Graduate Tuition and Fees

Out-of-state part-time graduates at NSU paid an average of $927 per credit hour in 2019-2020. The average for in-state students was $476 per credit hour. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $5,738 $16,526
Fees $3,876 $3,876

Does NSU Offer an Online Doctorate in Nursing?

If you’re one of the many students who want the flexibility of distance learning courses, you’ll be happy to hear that NSU offers online option in its nursing doctor’s degree program. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the NSU Online Learning page.

NSU Doctorate Student Diversity for Nursing

11 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
90.9% Women
63.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 11 students received their doctor’s degree in nursing. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their doctor’s degree in nursing in 2019-2020, 90.9% of them were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 86.1%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a doctor’s degree in nursing at NSU in 2019-2020, 63.6% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 31%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 0
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Doctorate in Nursing Focus Areas at NSU

Nursing students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Nursing Practice 11


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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