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2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Nursing

Azita Emami, PhD, RNT, RN, Dean and Professor
Barbara A. Anderson, DrPH, ARNP, CNM, CHES, FACNM, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Debra Stauffer, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Katherine Camacho Carr, PhD, ARNP, CNM, FACNM, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies

Seattle University College of Nursing was granted full accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in 2002. The Advanced Practice Nursing Immersion Program is fully accredited.


Today’s complex health care environment requires that nurses have advanced practice nursing knowledge and skills. Graduate study offers the opportunity to deepen knowledge of clinical phenomena, develop new perspectives on old dilemmas, and acquire new roles within the health care system. Nurses prepared at the graduate level obtain the skills needed for greater career flexibility. After completing the graduate program of study, advanced practice nurses will be able to:

  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing and related disciplines for advanced nursing practice
  • Utilize problem solving strategies to provide care and to enable groups of clients to manage and cope with alterations in health and to attain higher levels of wellness
  • Embody values essential to advanced nursing practice
  • Evaluate one’s beliefs, values and ways of knowing to foster personal growth and professional practice
  • Analyze health care systems and policies that influence health care for vulnerable populations
  • Practice advanced nursing roles in collaboration with clients, health professionals, and community organizations to ensure quality care
  • Advance the health of vulnerable populations through scholarship, leadership, and delivery of quality nursing care