Doctor of Nursing Practice Advising

DNP Student Resources

All DNP students are assigned a faculty member as an academic advisor. The advisor is a resource for program information and advice. 

Area of StudyTrack Lead and Advisor
DNP - Health Systems Leader Bonnie H. Bowie, PhD, MBA, RN
DNP - Acute Care Adult Gerontology NP Benjamin J. Miller, PhD, APRN, FNP, ACNP
DNP - Primary Care Adult Gerontology NP Michael Huggins, PhDc, EdD, APRN, FAANP
DNP - Family NP Benjamin J. Miller, PhD, APRN, FNP, ACNP
DNP - Family Psychiatric Mental Health NP Cheryl L. Cooke, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC
DNP - Certified Nurse Midwifery Elizabeth M. Gabzdyl, DNP, CNM
Post-Graduate Certificate - Acute Care NP Benjamin J. Miller, PhD, APRN, FNP, ACNP

What is the DNP Student Handbook and were can I find it?

The DNP Student Handbook is a guide that explain Seattle University College of Nursing's policies and procedures governing the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post-Graduate Certificate programs. It also includes information about resources and facilities available to students on the Seattle University campus. 

Where can I find my program of study?

Your specific program of study varies based your track and on the year you entered the program. The most recent versions are located on the Programs of Study page.

What is a DNP Project?

Demonstration of scholarship is an important difference between undergraduate and graduate education. A key outcome of the DNP program at Seattle University College of Nursing is completion of a DNP project. The DNP project should provide evidence of the student’s critical thinking and ability to translate research into practice through problem identification, proposal development, implementation, and evaluation. The project also incorporates a systematic review and analysis of the literature on a topic of relevance to advanced nursing practice and vulnerable populations. The DNP project requires supervision by a faculty committee and involves in-depth exploration of a topic with the expectation that the quality of the student work is at a level suitable for submission for publication in the scientific literature. More information about the DNP Project can be found in the DNP Student Handbook.

Where can I find forms to register for an Independent Study or to waive a class, etc.?

You can find forms used by the Office of the Registrar on it's Academic Forms Page

Where to Go For Assistance

TopicsContact 

Registration Assistance
Submitting Forms to the Registrar
Graduate Events
Obtaining Health Passport Materials

Missy Hancock
Graduate Program Coordinator
Click here to set up appointment

APNI & DNP Admission
Returning Students
Switching Tracks

Oz Sener
Graduate Program Admission Specialist
Click here to set up appointment

Health Packet
CastelBranch Requirements

Lesley Huffman
Manager of Compliance and Scheduling

Clinical Onboarding
Clinical Placement Requests

Christina De Senouillet
Senior Clinical Placement Coordinator

Advising for 1st Year APNI Students

Rebecca Severson
APNI Academic Advisor
Click here to set up an appointment

We are here to help you

Graduate Program Assistant

Missy Hancock

Graduate Program Coordinator

206.296.6986

mhancock@seattleu.edu

Graduate Program Specialist

Oz Sener

Graduate Program Admission Specialist

206.296.2386

seneroz@seattleu.edu

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Rebecca Severson

APNI Academic Advisor

206.296.2098

severson@seattleu.edu

Student Handbook and Learning Outcomes