For Non-Nurses: Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion

The Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion (APNI) program is a doctoral entry option available to well-qualified students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a non-nursing field. In 16-quarters of full-time study, APNI students can complete requirements for RN licensure and earn a DNP in an advanced practice role.


During the first year of study APNI students focus on pre-licensure coursework and preparation for Registered Nurse (RN) exams.


Summer Quarter - 13 credits
5024 Pathophysiology
5041 Foundational Concepts and Skills for Nursing
5043 Evidence-Based Practice
Fall Quarter - 15 credits
5005 Pharmacology for Nursing Care
5008 Nursing Care of Children
5031 Promoting Population Health
Winter Quarter - 12 credits
5012 Care of the Childbearing Family Theory and Clinical
5013 Leadership, Delegation, and Coordination of Care
5021 Promoting Mental Health Theory and Clinical
Spring Quarter - 11 credits
5025 Nursing Care during Altered Health in Adults
5027 Clinical Care during Altered Health in Adults
5028 Gerontological Concepts

*Program of study is subject to change based on faculty and other resource availability. All courses begin with prefix NURS.

DNP and Advanced Practice Coursework

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

Focal Areas of Study

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