Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice track prepares nurses with the necessary skills and knowledge to assume the role of primary health care provider in a variety of settings. 

SU Nursing offers a BSN-to-DNP track and a Post-Master’s DNP.

BSN-to-DNP graduates will be prepared to practice as an FNP or PMHNP, and will be eligible to sit for the FNP or PMHNP certification exam. The BSN-to-DNP degree requirement is 78 semester hours for FNP and PMHNP, with a required grade point average of 3.0 or better. Students may earn no more than of 2 Cs in core courses. The clinical practicum requirement for this track is approximately 1000 clock hours.

The Post-master’s student may complete the program in 20 months part-time.

DNP programs are currently offered with the following concentrations: Family Nurse Pracitioner, Nurse-Midwifery and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Here are a few other key points about the program:

  • Cohorts are established in August.
  • The application deadline for priority consideration is May 1.
  • All classroom courses are on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Clinical placement is arranged by faculty and will be scheduled at the convenience of the facility hosting the student.
Curriculum requirements:

Admission Criteria:

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Please contact Admissions for additional information at 540-665-4581