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B.S.N. to D.N.P. Program Resources

The following information will facilitate your progression through Saint Louis University's B.S.N. to D.N.P. 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 Please note that general student rules and regulations in place at SLU apply unless superseded by policies of the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing.

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. 

Tuition and Additional Costs

For information regarding the upcoming academic year’s tuition rate, fees and financial aid, please visit SLU Financial Services.

All students in the BSN-DNP program have the following additional costs:

  • Testing costs by Proctor U (Approximately $230):  Payment by the student is due when exams are scheduled.
  • Software for Typhon (patient visit documentation) ($75): This is a one-time fee due when you register for the first clinical course.
  • CastleBranch Registration ($35)

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 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.