Saint Louis University

The following information is intended to facilitate your progression through the graduate program. As part of Graduate Education all students enrolled in the MSN-NP and Post-Master's NP Certificate Nursing Programs are subject to the rules and regulations cited in the Graduate Education Catalog unless superseded by policies of the School of Nursing. The School of Nursing handbook covers numerous topics including academic integrity, advising, communications, graduation, policies, progression, registration, and requirements.

Welcome to the MSN-NP and Post-MSN Certificate Programs. Please listen to the orientation video presented by Dr. Joanne Thanavaro to learn more about the program and requirements.

Essential Program Information
Click on the link below to access additional information regarding your program, tuition, book list, registration, libraries and other resources to assist you while pursuing your degree.

Student Handbook
Please refer to the student handbook for valuable information about the MSN-NP & Post-MSN Certificate Program

Preceptor and Clinical Requirements
Please read the information regarding the preceptor approval process and important clinical requirements

Student Photo ID Badge
All students are required to have a valid student ID card. The student will need to wear the SLU ID card during the clinical practicum. Online students should send a recent digital photo to Photo should be a recent head shot (shoulders up). It does not need to be a professionally taken photo but should be appropriate for clinical settings. It should be taken with a solid color background and no other individuals in the photo. An ID will be mailed to the student.

Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing (Advanced Practice) degree program are educated to:

  • Implement collaborative strategies to provide ethical, high quality, safe, effective, patient-centered care.
  • Use scholarly inquiry including evidence-based practice and research application to improve decision-making and health outcomes.
  • Integrate advanced competencies, skills, theories, and cultural sensitivity in relationships with patients and professionals.
  • Design culturally sensitive patient care that includes health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Facilitate the improvement of health care through leadership within health care systems and communities.
  • Demonstrate competence in a specialized area of advanced practice nursing that builds on foundational nursing knowledge.
  • Utilize health care informatics and technologies to support practice.
  • Advocate for policies that improve the health of the public and the profession of nursing.