College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

MSN for Non-Nurses: Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion

  • The Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion (APNI) track is a master’s entry option available to well-qualified students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a non-nursing field. The curriculum meets both BSN and MSN program objectives. It is a full-time program of study.

    Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

    Four advanced practice nurse practitioner specialties are offered:  

    Graduates are prepared for independent and collaborative decision-making in disease prevention, health promotion and maintenance, physical and psychosocial assessment, and management of health and illness. Students interested in each of the primary care specialties have the opportunity to develop the nurse practitioner role in under-served and community-based settings.

    Advanced Community Public Health Nurse

    Graduates specializing in the Advanced Community Public Health Nursing specialty are prepared to collaborate with community and organizational members in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health programs for vulnerable populations. The specialty is designed to improve the health of communities and populations at risk by providing nurses with knowledge and skills in community and public health nursing, health promotion and illness prevention, program development, research, and consultation.

    Prerequisite Requirements include:

    • MATH 110 Functions and Algebraic Methods or equivalent within 10 years (5 credits)
    • PSYC 120 Introduction to Psychology or equivalent within 10 years (5 credits)
    • BIO 200-210 Anatomy and Physiology with lab or equivalent within 5 years (10 credits)
    • BIO 220 Microbiology with lab or equivalent within 5 years (5 credits)
    • PSYC 322 Growth and Development or equivalent within 10 years (5 credits)
    • STAT XXX Statistics or equivalent within 5 years (5 credits)

    In addition: 1 year of High School or 1 quarter of college chemistry is also a major prerequisite.

    Admission Criteria:

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • College Grade Point Average 3.0 or greater
    • GRE General Test
    • Letter of Intent
    • Professional Résumé
    • 2 Recommendations on Seattle University Forms
    • Test of English Language, if English is a second language

    After applications are reviewed, selected applicants will be invited for an interview with faculty.