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.