College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice

How to Apply

  • Fall 2014 Application Timeline

    November 1st - Early Review
    March 1st - Second Review
    May 1st - Final Review

    If you are interested in applying to the Seattle University DNP program, please complete the online Graduate Nursing Application Form.

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    Please include the following in your letter of intent:

    • Your understanding of DNP education and how it will impact your career
    • How your goals fit with the mission and values of Seattle University
    • Your interest and experience working with vulnerable populations   

    For Personal Assistance

    Patricia Hayles, DNP Program Coordinator or (206) 296-6986

    Admission Requirements

    • Current unencumbered RN license. If applicant is a nurse practitioner, he/she must also have a current, unencumbered ARNP license.
    • Master’s degree in nursing or other health related field from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited nursing program and/or a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Credit will be granted for up to 500 post-baccalaureate supervised academic clinical hours contributing to the 1000 total supervised clinical hours required for graduation from the DNP program. Each applicant’s transcript will be individually evaluated for qualifying practice hours acquired in previous academic programs. Individual plans for completion of the 1000 required practice hours will be developed with each applicant.
    • Letter of interest and resume/curriculum vita demonstrating academic ability, potential for leadership and clinical scholarship, and fit with Seattle University and the College of Nursing mission and values.
    • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from an academic source) who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in a doctoral level advanced practice nursing program.
    • Completed Application for Graduate Admission and nonrefundable $55 application fee (fee waived for SU alumni).

    All applications are carefully reviewed and selected applicants will be invited to participate in a faculty interview process. A required writing sample will be requested prior to faculty interviews.