For Non-Nurses: Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion

Discover Your Path to Nursing Practice

Seattle University’s Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion (APNI) study option offers college graduates with no health care background the opportunity to enter the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program to become advanced practice nurses. An alternative path within the DNP, this option welcomes a diverse range of students who have decided to seek out nursing as their second career. Our APNI-DNP option provides an intense, practice-based curriculum to fully prepare you to offer care to individuals and families in a wide range of health situations. At Seattle University, we help you build the foundation you need for a vital and rewarding career transforming the future of health care leadership.

Pre-Licensure for APNI Students

During your first year of study, you will focus on pre-licensure coursework and prepare for Registered Nurse (RN) exams. After 16 quarters of fulltime study, you can complete requirements for the RN licensure and the Doctor of Nurse Practitioner (DNP) in an advanced practice role.

View APNI First Year Program of Study

Focal Areas of Study

After successful completion of pre-licensure coursework and RN exams, you will begin doctoral coursework and follow the program of study for your selected area of interest. Students choose from among five nurse practitioner focal areas when applying to the program.

Schedule a prospective student consultation

Online DNP & APNI Information Session

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

12:00-1:00 p.m., Online

SU Graduate Programs Open House

Sat, Feb 1, 2020

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

SU Graduate Open Houses are held each quarter. Find out when the next session will be held.

Prerequisites and a Path toward Nursing Practice

UNIQUELY SITUATED IN THE DYNAMIC HEART OF SEATTLE

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

#7
IN TOP 100 JOBS by U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Nurse Practitioner is ranked #7 in best careers & NPs are also among the highest paid nurses, industry-wide

20,000
SQUARE FOOT CLINICAL LABORATORY

Situated in Swedish Cherry Hill’s James Tower Life Sciences Center, equipped with realistic patient simulators