Featured Image

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program 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 both BSN-to-DNP and Post-Graduate DNP degrees.

BSN-to-DNP graduates will be prepared to practice as a 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 2 Cs in core courses. The clinical practicum requirement for this track is approximately 1000 clock hours.

The Post-Graduate student may complete the program in 20 months part-time.

DNP programs are currently offered with the following concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner 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.
In March 2015, the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing will receive an evaluation team from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education as part of our continuing accreditation requirements for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.  Please review the attached letter for an opportunity to provide written input about our DNP program to the commission: 2014-15 CCNE Community Letter.