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.
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.
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.
In addition: 1 year of High School or 1 quarter of college chemistry is also a major prerequisite.
After applications are reviewed, selected applicants will be invited for an interview with faculty.