Seattle University APNI - page 3

I just got accepted to Seattle University's APNI program and was wondering if any of my fellow future classmates were interested in starting a thread of our own. We are about to embark on an... Read More

  1. by   ksc2004
    Does anyone know anything about the transition from MSN to DNP? I know that it is going to be required until 2015, but what does this mean for us MSN, ARNP's? This is a factor in our field that semi-frightens me.

  2. by   Dana-APNI
    Hi all. I am SO glad someone set this up and am looking forward to meeting everyone. Unfortunately, I live in Spokane right now and will miss happy hour next week. I am in the process of moving to Seattle over the next couple of months (my husband already lives in the Central District and works downtown) so I would love a future opportunity to meet everyone if you all decide to get together again before the orientation in June.

    I have been accepted into the GNP tract and am also curious about the status of SU's DNP program, or what other options we'll have once we complete the APNI. I know we're all going to be exhausted by the end of this round but am not really sure I'll want to wait to return to school to complete a doctorate after taking a long break. I'd love to hear if anyone else knows what SU is working on, what the DNP requirements will be and what other options we'll have.

    Congrats to everyone on getting accepted and I look forward to meeting you all!
  3. by   Mike_D
    Hi all--

    My name is Mike and I'm also in the Psych track. I moved to Seattle about a year and a half ago and am excited to start the program.

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  4. by   Mike_D
    Karla: My understanding of this is that programs will be shifting from Masters of Nursing to Doctorates, but licensure will not be be changed at that point. I would imagine there will be some sort of grandfather clause for existing NPs or at least an extension for current NPs to get an advanced degree.

    Considering that there's already a nursing shortage, it seems like it would be impossible/unlikely to invalidate the licenses of current skilled practitioners.

    Does anyone else know more?
  5. by   jeccagold
    ANPIStudent: Sorry I didn't see your post when I submitted mine earlier! The Elysian is a great place and centrally located, but I'm a little worried about parking around there. I didn't mean to contradict your earlier post! Where in the south end are you coming from?

    But whatever works for everyone is great for me -- I'm totally flexible!

    Karla: Here's a link to an extremely long thread/discussion about it that I've been slowly trying to get (skim) through It's a lot to sort through, but if you've got the time it might be of interest -- and might answer some questions.
  6. by   APNIStudent
    No worries. I thought the parking worries were funny after all the "move to northgate- its so busable" stuff. I try not to drive myself, and was just trying to come up with something close to campus- hence why I was thinking Central Seattle -but I'm happy to drive to northgate to meet you all! I'm looking forward to seeing who is in the program. Can you post the address and phone of the restaurant you're thinking of? Is 6:30 or 7pm still a good time Monday?

    For those of you not yet in town, I'm sure there are many get-togethers to come...
    Happy movings, and see you soon!
  7. by   jeccagold
    Monday around 6:30 or 7pm works for me. Here's the address and phone number. It's right across from Crate & Barrel and the parking garage in the Village -- pretty hard to miss.

    The Ram
    2650 University Village
    Seattle, WA 98105
    Tel: 206-525-3565
    Fax: 206-522-4944

    I emailed Sabrina Brown and told her that we're making plans to have a Seattle area get together, so when we decide the time and location she can (hopefully) tell the rest of our cohort. Also, we should try to get a headcount so we know how many tables we need or if we should make a reservation.

  8. by   APNIStudent
    I'm in. See you there!
  9. by   ksc2004
    Sounds great! I'm in too! Should we shoot for 6:30?
  10. by   avbc830
    Monday works for me and either time is great!
  11. by   APNIStudent
    I think the earliest I can do is 6:45, but let's call it 6:30 and I'll drift in when I can. Mike, if you look here again, will you post this to facebook? Jessica, will you take care of a reservation if needed? Hope to see y'all there!
  12. by   yogakim
    Hi all-
    My name is Kimberly and I am in the FNP track for the APNI program this June. My husband Timothy and I are moving to the area from the Key Peninsula and are currently looking for a place 'around' the SU. That's his job today in fact. I have a background in midwifery and working as a doula (I was not a midwife but I was studying that and working a little as an assistant). I am looking forward to getting to know you all better!
  13. by   ksc2004
    Just an update about the MSN to DNP transition. This is what I've gathered:

    Since we will be graduating before the year 2015 we will be "grandfathered" through, meaning it is ONLY a recommendation that we get our DNP's BUT it is not REQUIRED. SU will also be starting a post-master's DNP Program within the next 1-2 years, so we will also have that option after our graduation.

    BUT... having a DNP does not change our scope of practice, meaning as DNPs, our role will still entail everything that an MSN, ARNP does.. I hope this makes some sense. It is yet another transition in our field. Just like Audiologists... they were once only required to get their MS/MA, which took about 2-3 years, now to practice as an AUD-CCC you need a Doctorate Degree (4-5 years), but everyone who were audiologists before the transition did not have to go back for more schooling. Many professions are transitioning to a "Doctorate," like Speech Language Pathologists, they will soon ALSO need Doctorate Degrees to practice as SLP-CCC's.

    It's all too new and confusing right now, but hopefully we'll learn more about this transition.

    What do you guys think? Will you be getting your DNP's even if its not a requirement... ahhh... so frustrating. LOL