All prerequisite courses for the APNI program must be taken at regionally accredited institutions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the College of Nursing will also accept online coursework taken through a regionally accredited institution for Summer 2023 and 2024 admission.
Course Description: Major structural and functional systems of the human body. Cells, tissue, bone, muscle, and nervous system. Laboratory emphasis on microscopic and gross anatomy.
Course Description: Major structural and functional systems of the human body. Digestive, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive systems. Physiological interactions among systems. Laboratory emphasis on physiology.
Course Description: Introduction to microbiology, emphasizing health-related aspects.
Course Description: Atomic and molecular structure, oxidation-reduction reactions, mass relationships, periodic properties, acids, bases ionic reactions.
Course Description: General introduction to the field of psychology and the modes of natural and human scientific inquiry in psychology. Critical thinking about methods and psychology in the popular press are emphasized. Topics include the neuron and the brain, sensation, and perception, human and animal learning, thinking and memory, language and development, personality and social behavior, and mental illness and treatment.
Course Description: Study of life-span development from the earliest development forward, including infancy, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, old age, and death and dying. The biological, cognitive, personality, social, emotional, and health aspects of development will be covered. Emphasis is on reflection of how developmental issues influence life experience, as well as a critical evaluation of research and theory within psychology. Students will learn to evaluate developmental themes in contexts such as service, community life, and parenting.
Course Description: Functions, graphing; linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic functions; systems of linear equations; inequalities; linear programming; applications to business.
Course Description: Descriptive statistics; probability distributions; hypothesis testing; College estimation; linear regression; applications to life sciences.
Check below for answers to commonly asked questions about APNI prerequisites. You can also download a printable list of APNI Prerequisite Course Information that includes course descriptions and equivalencies to assist in your planning for admission to the program.
Applicants must complete at least 5 of the 8 required prerequisite courses prior to the December 1 application deadline. Successful completion of the three courses listed below, plus two additional prerequisites, is required to apply:
If you are in-progress with of these first 5 prerequisites, your coursework must be complete and official transcript received by Graduate Admissions during the month of December. For instance, a course taken during the Fall quarter that ends mid December is acceptable, as long as the official transcript is received by Graduate Admissions before the end of December. While Fall courses may satisfy prerequisites, your GPA for admission purposes will be calculated with the coursework completed at the time of application per the admission policy.
We strongly recommend you complete any remaining prerequisites as soon as possible after applying to the program. If you are accepted, your acceptance will be provisional until you complete all prerequisites. You must complete ALL prerequisites before you can enroll in the program and before you start classes in the summer.
Due to the high volume of requests, pre-screening of prerequisite courses is not available prior to application. For courses taken at Washington State Community Colleges, please refer to the course.
No. Prerequisites must be completed within indicated time limits below. Please note that prerequisite time limits apply to the application deadline and not the program start date.
Yes. You can take the CLEP test for the following courses:
You must achieve a score of 50 or higher. Information on the tests can be found at www.collegeboard.org. Scores should be submitted directly to Graduate Admissions.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the College of Nursing will accept online coursework taken through a regionally accredited institution for Summer 2022, 2023 and 2024 admission.
To send your official transcript electronically, use SU's school code 4695. Or you can mail your transcript to the address below:
Office of Graduate Admission
901 12th Ave
Seattle WA 98122
Official electronic transcripts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the DNP program at an upcoming online information session.
Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM Pacific
Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM Pacific
Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM Pacific