Our full-time Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Seattle University offers you, a current RN, the opportunity to further your nursing career and to gain more autonomy as an advanced practice nurse. You will have the ability to take on leadership roles and make effective changes to the health care systems you are driven to improve.
Our holistic curriculum grounds you with a foundation in critical thinking and evidence-based research to better assess issues within complex systems. And, you gain essential clinical experience in local health care institutions through your DNP internship. You will build the leadership skills necessary to navigate these advanced practice roles as you work closely with faculty and your peers in both the classroom and clinical settings.
As the field of nursing grows and expands, we offer a variety of focal areas for you to explore and provide you with broad and flexible career options upon graduation. You can choose from five nurse practitioner tracks of study in acute or primary care.
Embedded in the university mission and driven to promote social justice, our alumni go on to a variety of roles and careers to implement the changes they want to see in their communities.
"Because of the education I received from SU, I was able to open my own family practice clinic, become the president of the local NP organization, and volunteer many hours to the community providing health care to underserved women."