For Non-Nurses: Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion

I have been continuously impressed by the caliber and quality of the APNI program at Seattle University... I feel supported and encouraged to pursue my passion for nursing leadership and feel I am learning the tools to be successful.

Brianna Moulton, MSN, RN APNI Class of 2016

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Info Sessions

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

5:00-6:00 p.m., Online Info Session

SU Graduate Programs Open House

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

4:00-6:00 p.m., Student Center, First Floor

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.


During the first year of study APNI students focus on pre-licensure coursework and preparation for Registered Nurse (RN) exams.


Summer Quarter - 13 credits
5024 Pathophysiology
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

*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.

Focal Areas of Study

Students choose between two advanced practice tracks of study in primary care nurse practitioner or advanced community public health nursing.

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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.