The Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion (APNI) program is a doctoral entry option available to well-qualified students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a non-nursing field. In 16-quarters of full-time study, APNI students can complete requirements for RN licensure and earn a DNP in an advanced practice role.
PRE-LICENSURE FOR APNI STUDENTS
During the first year of study APNI students focus on pre-licensure coursework and preparation for Registered Nurse (RN) exams.
PROGRAM OF STUDY*
|Summer Quarter - 13 credits|
5041 Foundational Concepts and Skills for Nursing
5043 Evidence-Based Practice
|Fall Quarter - 15 credits|
|5005 Pharmacology for Nursing Care
5008 Nursing Care of Children
5031 Promoting Population Health
|Winter Quarter - 12 credits|
|5012 Care of the Childbearing Family Theory and Clinical
5013 Leadership, Delegation, and Coordination of Care
5021 Promoting Mental Health Theory and Clinical
|Spring Quarter - 11 credits|
|5025 Nursing Care during Altered Health in Adults
5027 Clinical Care during Altered Health in Adults
5028 Gerontological Concepts
|READY FOR RN LICENSE EXAM|
*Program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability. All courses begin with prefix NURS.
DNP and Advanced Practice Coursework
After the successful completion of pre-licensure coursework and RN exams, APNI students begin doctoral coursework and follow the program of study for their selected focal area.
Students choose between two advanced practice tracks of study in primary care nurse practitioner or advanced community public health nursing.
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Midwifery
Advanced Community Public Health Nursing
The Advanced Community Public Health Nursing track prepares nurses to collaborate with communities and organizations to design and implement health care programs and provide population based health care.