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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.

Post Baccalaureate DNP Curriculum Requirements

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

Post Graduate DNP Curriculum Requirements

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.


For More Information About Program Curriculum, Please Go To The SU Academics Resource Page To View The Current Graduate Catalog.