Transition to Advanced Practice
Registered nurses with a B.S. in nursing or an A.D. in nursing with a bachelor’s degree in another field complete the DNP in 12 quarters.
"Because of the education I received from SU, I was able to open my own family practice clinic, become the president of a local NP organization and volunteer many hours to the community providing health care to underserved women." - Grace Grymes Chapman, DNP, MSN, ARNP, RN
Students choose between two advanced practice tracks of study in primary care nurse practitioner or advanced community public health nursing.
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner tracks prepare nurses to provide direct primary care for individuals and families. You have a choice of these focal areas:
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Midwifery
Advanced Community Public Health Nurse
The Advanced Community Public Health Nursing course of study prepares nurses to collaborate with communities and organizations to design and implement health care programs and provide population based health care.