B.S.N. to D.N.P.

The following information will facilitate your progression through the Saint Louis University's BSN to DNP program.

We also encourage you to refer to the student handbook for this program. Please note that general student rules and regulations in place at Saint Louis University apply unless superseded by policies of the School of Nursing.

Orientation

The following orientation video will introduce you to the BSN-DNP program and cover many requirements. Please note that this video will play in Tegrity. You will need to log in with your SLU Net ID and password to view Tegrity recordings.

View the Welcome and Orientation Video (coming soon)

Please also review our preceptor requirements, clinical requirements and make sure to acquire your SLU student ID badge, which will serve as your photo ID. 

Program Objectives

  • Use advanced knowledge of mid-range and translational theories from nursing and other disciplines as a framework for advanced nursing practice.
  • Critically examine research and scholarship to support evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Exemplify ethical principles in the delivery of comprehensive health care.
  • Formulate strategies to maximize health in patient populations.
  • Develop clinical competence for advanced practice that provides consumers with primary, secondary, and/or tertiary health care.
  • Use technology and information to improve the health care.
  • Apply principles of epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental sciences to recognized populations at risk, patterns of disease, and effectiveness of prevention and intervention.
  • Apply current knowledge of organizations and financing of the health care system to improve the outcomes of care.
  • Design and implement processes to evaluate outcomes and systems for health care delivery.
  • Use business and management strategies for the provision of quality care and efficient use of resources.
  • Use advanced communication and leadership skills with interprofessional health care teams to create and evaluate health care delivery systems.
  • Influence health policy at institutional, local, state, and national levels.