Doctor of Nursing Practice

Programs of Study

The DNP program includes 3 programs of study:


The BSN to DNP program is projected to begin Fall 2015. More information will be available in the near future.

Post MSN to DNP (with APRN status)

This program is for APRNs who are licensed in the State of Kansas and nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  It is designed for Nurse Practitioners to develop and advance knowledge of clinical practice. This program requires 44 credit hours.  Clinical hours are individually determined.

Post MSN to DNP (without APRN status)

This program is for masters prepared nurses who are not licensed as an APRN–NP in the State of Kansas.  Students in this program may choose from the Family Nurse Practitioner or Adult/Gerontology track.  Graduates are eligible for licensure as APRN - NP and to sit for National Certification. This program is 65-71 credit requires depending on the specialty chosen.  Both specialties require a minimum of 1000 clinical hours.