Seattle University’s Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion (APNI) study option offers college graduates with no health care background the opportunity to enter the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program to become advanced practice nurses. An alternative path within the DNP, this option welcomes a diverse range of students who have decided to seek out nursing as their second career. Our APNI to DNP option provides an intense, practice-based curriculum to fully prepare you to offer care to individuals and families in a wide range of health situations. At Seattle University, we help you build the foundation you need for a vital and rewarding career transforming the future of health care leadership.
Your full-time program of study will take four calendar years. During your first 5 quarters of graduate study, you will focus on pre-licensure coursework that prepares you to take the Registered Nurse (RN) exam. The next three years of full-time doctoral study will prepare you as an advanced practice nurse. Upon successful completion of four years of study you will earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
After successful completion of pre-licensure coursework and passing RN exams, you will continue your doctoral coursework and follow the program of study for your selected area of interest. Students choose from among five nurse practitioner areas of study when applying to the program.
All prerequisites coursework should be completed within 10 years, except where noted. All pre-requisites must be completed before classes begin.
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Only steps away from internationally celebrated health care systems, clinics & research facilities, all of which work with the College of Nursing to offer DNP Practicums and Internships
In U.S. News & World Report's best jobs of 2023 Nurse Practitioner ranks #1 in health care jobs and #2 in best jobs overall.
Situated in Swedish Cherry Hill’s James Tower Life Sciences Center, equipped with realistic patient simulators