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 may choose between two major tracks in primary care nurse practitioner or advanced community public health nursing.

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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

Advanced Community Public Health Nursing

This Advanced Community Public Health Nursing course of study prepares nurses to collaborate with communities and organizations to design and implement health care programs and provide population based health care.

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

  • 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

Graduate Programs Open House

Friday, October 5, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. in the Student Center, First Floor

DNP Information Sessions

Wed, August 15, 2018

Wed, September 12, 2018

Thu, October 11, 2018

Tue, November 13, 2018

4:00-6:00 p.m., Engineering 200, Wyckoff Auditorium

SU Graduate Programs Open House

Fri, October 5, 2018

4:00-6:00 p.m., Student Center, First Floor

Student Handbook and Learning Outcomes

Seattle University College of Nursing