Online RequirementsResidency Requirements
Students in the MSN and Post-Master's Certificate programs complete a 3-4 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.
The BSN-DNP and Post-Master's DNP program require 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.
Clinical sites and preceptors are essential to the successful completion of our online programs. To help you develop your nurse practitioner skills and interests, you will work with a clinical preceptor for each clinical course at a site in the community where you live. Because learning takes place away from the Saint Louis University campus area, our faculty assist you in selecting appropriate clinical sites and preceptors that are compatible with both your and the program's objectives.
Electronic Log Fee - Nurse Practitioner Program
Nurse Practitioner students are required to use an electronic log system and are responsible for paying fees associated with the purchase of this log.
Online Test Proctoring
Nurse Practitioner students (admitted Spring 2010 and later) are required to use an online test proctoring service for taking exams in NURS 517, NURS 508, NURS 519 or NURS 511, and the first OR second Advanced Clinical Studies class depending on the specialty. Students are responsible for paying fees associated with the use of this service.