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College of Nursing

For Nurses with Bachelor's Degree

Transition to Advanced Practice

Registered nurses with a B.S. in nursing or 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

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

Nurse Practitioner tracks prepare nurses to provide direct primary care for individuals and families. You have a choice of these focal areas:

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.

The DNP program has helped me to ask better questions, lead with the best available evidence, and evaluate for myself what is good and just.

Joan Ching, MN, RN DNP Class of 2016

DNP Info Sessions

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

4:00-6:00 p.m., Bannan, Rm 102

SU Graduate Programs Open House

Friday, October 6, 2017

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