The Seattle University Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers nurses with bachelor’s degrees and college graduates with no health care background the opportunity to play a formative role in the transformation of health care. As an Advanced Practice Nurse you will have the opportunity to offer care for individuals and families in a range of health situations, from high-risk health situations accompanied by physical and psychosocial stressors, to long-term patient care. Our Doctors of Nursing Practice are sought after for their mission-driven intellect and skill sets, and recognized throughout the industry as uniquely compassionate care providers and leaders.
Pursuing doctoral study at our nationally acclaimed College of Nursing leads to a practice doctorate in nursing, with a rigorous curriculum and access to hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art Clinical Performance lab.
Non-nurses can earn their clinical doctorate in four years. RNs with bachelor's degrees can earn their DNP in three years. RNs with a master's degree can earn their DNP in two and a half years.
Nurse Practitioner tracks prepare nurses to provide primary or acute care for individuals and families. Students pursuing the DNP choose from these focal areas:
SU Graduate Open Houses are held each quarter (except Summer) and are a great opportunity to meet with nursing and graduate admissions counselors at the same time.
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“The DNP program helped me ask better questions, lead with best available evidence, and evaluate for myself what is good and just.”
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