- Majors & Degrees
- Traditional Four-Year Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (TBSN)
- Accelerated One-Year Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
- Registered Nurse to Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
- Accelerated Master's of Science in Nursing (AMSN)
- Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner (MSN-NP)
- Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader (MSN-CNL)
- Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-MSN NP Certificate)
- Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post-Baccalaureate (BSN to DNP)
- Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post-Master's (MSN to DNP)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post-Baccalaureate (BSN to DNP)
We are accepting applications for the spring 2016 BSN-DNP program. The spring 2016 application deadline is September 30, 2015. We encourage students to apply and submit all supporting documents as soon as possible as space is limited.
Saint Louis University School of Nursing is proud to offer the online Post BSN to DNP program. This program is being offered in response to the growing need for doctorally-prepared nurse clinicians/scholars and educators. DNP prepared professionals provide evidence-based interventions and best practices to support individuals, families, and populations, and develop systems of care, based on research utilization.
The DNP is a practice-focused doctoral degree that educates nurses to become expert clinicians, leaders in health policy, and catalysts for improved health care delivery within an interprofessional environment. This online program is available to students who possess a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
The DNP curriculum provides sequencing of courses in a flexible but rational manner. The courses are offered online fall, spring and summer semesters. The program requires two campus visits to Saint Louis University. The first expected visit is a 5 day residency at the School of Nursing. During the on-campus residency, students participate in an intensive assessment and evaluation of their knowledge of curriculum content, including diagnostic reasoning, clinical assessment skills and therapeutic communication. Additionally, an orientation to doctoral level course work is given. A second visit of 1-2 days is expected at the end of the program to present the capstone project. The Post BSN to DNP requires a total of 68 credit hours beyond the BSN depending on the population specialty focus. The courses can be taken over a 4 to 5 year period depending on full or part-time study..
Specialties and Role Options Available
- Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Post BSN to DNP students will complete the program with 1050 or 1125 clinical hours depending on the specialty.
All students complete 26 credits of courses (5000 level) that include:
- Ethics in Nursing and Health Care (2)
- Advanced Pharmacology (3)
- Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making (3)
- Health Promotion (3)
- Principles of Practice Management (3)
- Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
- General Research Methods (3)
- Principles of Epidemiology (3)
- Biostatistics (3)
All students complete 25 hours of courses (6000 level) that include:
- Interprofessional Collaboration (3)
- Clinical Informatics (2)
- Health Policy and Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
- Health Care Delivery Systems (3)
- Evidence Based Practice I (3)
- Evidence Based Practice II: Methods & Techniques (3)
- Leadership in Health Care (3)
- Project Management (2)
- Clinical and Capstone and Project (3)
The remaining credit hours include cognate, general and specialty courses required for each specialty and role option (5000 level).