What will I learn?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is an advanced level graduate nursing degree program offering the highest level of preparation for nursing practice. The DNP program offers the major, Advanced Practice Nursing, with opportunity for specialization in the advanced practice role, Family Nurse Practitioner in two tracks, the BSN to DNP and MSN to DNP. An emphasis in nursing education will be an elective option. At completion of the program, graduates will possess the terminal degree for nursing practice and will be prepared to function as expert clinicians, nurse leaders and/or clinical nursing faculty. BSN to DNP graduates will be eligible to sit for national certification in their specialty and will be eligible to make application for licensure as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).

The majority of this 77 credit-hour program is available online, affording you the convenience and flexibility you need as a health care professional.

Our program is immersive and allows for specialization in the advanced practice role. It is the perfect choice for advanced healthcare professionals with a career focus of leadership in nursing education.

Career Options

At the completion of the BSN to DNP program, graduates will possess the terminal degree for nursing practice and will be prepared to function as expert clinicians, nurse leaders, and/or nursing education. According to the U.S. Department of Labor the median annual wage for nurse practitioners in

Our graduates are qualified for a number of advanced nursing roles including:

  • Assistant professor
  • Director of medical services
  • Director of nursing
  • Hospitalist
  • Many more

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (77 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $390 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 June 2020

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

1701 South Broadway Street,

PITTSBURG,

Kansas,

66762, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale). Preference is given to those with 3.0 or above cumulative GPA in undergraduate 16 coursework. Admission may be granted to applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 to 2.999 on a space available basis. Undergraduate GPA is one of the criterions for ranking applicants.

For international students

An undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale). Preference is given to those with 3.0 or above cumulative GPA in undergraduate 16 coursework. Admission may be granted to applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 to 2.999 on a space available basis. Undergraduate GPA is one of the criterions for ranking applicants.

TOEFL iBT: Witing-20; Speaking-20; Reading19; Listening-20; for a total of 79.

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About this uni

Nationally recognized programs, caring faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and championship winning athletics, it’s all here for you.

  • Located in the safe, welcoming city of Pittsburg, Kansas
  • Four main academic colleges with over 200 programs
  • Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1
  • 95% to 100% job placement after graduation