Dillard University to Offer Its First Master’s Degree Program in Its 153-Year History

Dillard University, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans, has received approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing to offer a master’s degree in nursing with the first students expected to begin classes in the fall of 2023. The nursing degree will be the first master’s degree offered at Dillard in its 153-year history.

The new master’s degree program in nursing will be a 12-course, 36-39 credit hour hybrid degree program designed to be completed in four consecutive semesters for full-time students; and six semesters for part-time students.

“Directly aligned with the demand for more nurses is also the demand for nurse educators to prepare future nurses and nursing administrators to manage and lead staff nurses in their various roles and settings,” said Sharon Hutchinson, dean of Dillard’s College of Nursing. “This is an exciting time to enter the arena of graduate nursing education and produce graduates who will prepare future nurses, impact healthcare outcomes for consumers of health, and address health disparities for diverse peoples and communities.”


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