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

Your full-time program of study will take four calendar years. During your first year of graduate study, you will focus on pre-licensure coursework that prepares you to take the Registered Nurse (RN) exam. The next three years of full-time doctoral study will prepare you as an advanced practice nurse. Upon successful completion of four years of study you will earn your Doctor of Nurse Practitioner (DNP) degree.

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.

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Upcoming Online Info Sessions

APNI & DNP

Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 12 p.m.

Thu, Jan 16 at 12 p.m.

Post-Master's DNP

Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.

Adult Gero Acute Care Certificate

Thu, Jan 16 at 12 p.m.

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