Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program of study leads to a practice doctorate in nursing. Graduates are prepared to lead and transform health care systems, translate research for practice, engage in interprofessional collaboration and shape policy from a foundation of Jesuit values and social justice.

Why DNP?

If you’re an experienced nurse with a bachelor’s degree or a college graduate with no health care background who’s ready for a career change, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Seattle University offers you the opportunity to contribute to the transformation of health care as an advanced practice nurse.

Pursuing doctoral study at Seattle University will prepare you to become a health systems leader as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or advanced community public health nurse.

Applicants choose between two major tracks to become either a nurse practitioner or advanced community public health nurse.

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner tracks prepare nurses to provide primary or acute care for individuals and families. You have a choice of these focal areas:

Acute Care

Primary Care

Advanced Community Public Health Nursing

This Advanced Community Public Health Nursing (ACPH) course of study prepares nurses to collaborate with communities and organizations to design and implement health care programs and provide population based health care. Admission to ACPH is paused for 2018.

As an advanced practice nurse you can make meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of people.

  • Provide primary health care for individuals, families and communities
  • Collaborate with other health care leaders in an ever-changing health care environment
  • Promote wellness, diagnose and manage common and chronic health conditions
  • Translate research into practice with focus on quality patient and systems outcomes
  • Enhance care delivery systems through leadership

SU Graduate Programs Open House

Sat, January 26, 2019

9:30-11:30 a.m., Student Center, First Floor

Student Handbook and Learning Outcomes

Seattle University College of Nursing