Empowering Leaders in Primary Care

With Seattle University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track, you will be capable of transforming health care systems for populations in need. The FNP program provides you the skillset to bring comprehensive primary care for all ages and populations to a variety of environments. Whether you are recently graduated or advancing your career, at Seattle University you have the opportunity to extend your knowledge of practice and health care systems in a growing field.

Our FNP program is for professionals ready to deliver quality health care by expanding their knowledge of nursing practice. The program provides a deep understanding of health care’s complex systems and challenges plus opportunities to facilitate your own evidence-based research. Our graduates have a first-time board pass rate greater than 95% and capitalize on our 100% placement rates due to high demand across the Puget Sound region and the nation.

Connect with us

Even though we are working remotely, you can still connect with a graduate admission counselor and stay up to date with important information about the admissions process. 

Attend an Information Session

Learn more about the DNP program at an upcoming online information session.

DNP Online Information Sessions for RN-DNP Applicants

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 6 to 6:30 PM PST


APNI Online Information Sessions for Non-Nurse Applicants

Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 12 to 12:30 PM PST




ANCC or AANPCB Certification

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) offer an FNP certification exam. Graduates of the DNP in Family Primary Care are eligible to sit for both examinations.

General Admission Requirements and Program of Study

New to nursing, but already have an undergraduate degree?

"Social justice is the foundation of nursing...

The values of Seattle University College of Nursing will help prepare me to understand complex health care needs and to provide me with a strong foundation as an advanced practice nurse.”

Zheryl Baldonado, RN, BSN, CCRN DNP Class of 2021

Why the DNP at Seattle U?

Gain practical experience at world-class health care institutions
Lead and transform health care systems
Shape public policy and advance the health of populations
Translate research into practice and engage in interprofessional collaboration