School of Nursing

Programs in the School of Nursing include undergraduate and graduate degree programs and post-graduate APRN certificates. The entry level pre-licensure and ABSN professional programs lead to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN® for licensure as registered nurses. The program has a strong liberal arts foundation preparatory to and correlated with professional courses. Pre-licensure students begin clinical course work in their sophomore year and complete a variety of clinical experiences before graduation.

A special curriculum (RN to BSN) is available for RN students with an associate degree or diploma in nursing. The curriculum, with the exception of clinical coursework, is offered online. It is designed to capitalize on and enhance the knowledge and experience gained from practicing as a professional nurse in addition to previous college coursework.

D'Youville offers Master's of Science in nursing degree programs in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), family nurse practitioner (FNP), nursing management and quality leadership, and nursing education with a clinical focus. The PMHNP and FNP programs are also available in the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and the post-graduate advanced practice certificate program. The nurse practitioner programs prepare graduates to apply for and take national certification exams.

All programs include a focus on evidence based practice, interdisciplinary healthcare studies, culturally competent healthcare, collaboration, and partnerships with clients, healthcare professionals, and agencies. For information on D'Youville's community engagement initiatives and opportunities, click here

Students enrolled in D’Youville’s health professions programs experience immersive internships and clinical placements that foster reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationships with the University’s community partners. These engagements provide students with authentic learning opportunities to acquire and practice skills essential to their disciplines and reflect on their experiences, while advancing partner and community health and wellness goals.

Graduates are prepared for careers in a multitude of healthcare settings including primary care, community and home health, hospital, long-term care, and new independent roles in managed care settings. Employment opportunities vary by specific program.

The Baccalaureate, Master, Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees as well as the post-graduate APRN certificate at D’Youville are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the post-graduate APRN certificate at D’Youville are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791