APNI Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite Courses

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. 

General Requirements for APNI Prerequisite Courses

  • A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in each prerequisite.
  • All prerequisites must be completed before the program starts in the summer.
  • Must complete at least 5 of the 8 required prerequisite courses prior to the December 1 application deadline including the following three: Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, and Microbiology. It is acceptable to have in progress coursework, as long as the official transcript is reviewed by Graduate Admissions in December.
  • There are limits to how long ago you took a prerequisite course and whether it will meet admissions requirements (see FAQs below for specific requirements). Prerequisite time limits apply to the application deadline and not the program start date.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the College of Nursing will accept online coursework taken through a regionally accredited institution.
  • For prerequisite courses taken at other schools, please refer to the SU Undergraduate Catalog for course content descriptions: catalog.seattleu.edu and use the Equivalency Guide.

Download a list of APNI Prerequisite Information

Biology and Chemistry Courses

Psychology Courses

Math Courses

Common Questions about APNI Prerequisite Courses

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. 

Where can I submit my transcripts?

To send your official transcript electronically, use SU's school code 4695. Or you can mail your transcript to the address below:

Seattle University
Office of Graduate Admission 
901 12th Ave 
Seattle WA 98122

Official electronic transcripts can be sent to grad-admissions@seattleu.edu.  

Attend an Information Session

Learn more about the DNP program at an upcoming online information session.

APNI-DNP Sessions for Non-Nurse Applicants

Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Pacific


DNP Online Information Sessions for RN Applicants

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Pacific