Nursing students

If you hold a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in nursing and want to advance your career, there’s a new option: SPU’s doctor of nursing practice degree. Applications are being accepted now for the Autumn Quarter 2017 inaugural class of DNP students, who can earn a doctorate as a family or adult/gerontology nurse practitioner or as a clinical nurse specialist.

“We are very excited to bring our advanced practice nursing pathways to the doctoral level. Increasingly complex care and changing health care delivery systems demand new knowledge and skills for current and future nurses,” says Lorie Wild, dean of the School of Health Sciences.

National nursing organizations have endorsed the DNP as the academic qualification for entry into practice for advanced practice nurses. With classes held just one day each week, most students can continue to work while completing the degree.

To learn more about the program, visit spu.edu/dpn.