Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in Kansas.
List of Kansas DNP Programs
University of Kansas
The post-bachelor's Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kansas offers two majors - Advanced Practice and Leadership. Students accepted to the Advanced Practice DNP program can choose from the following specialization areas: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Anesthetist. The Leadership DNP program offers the following focus areas: Organizational Leadership, Public Health Nursing, Clinical Research Management, and Nursing Informatics. The university also offers a post-master's DNP program featuring the same two majors as the post-bachelor's DNP program. Students are required to complete a capstone project in order to graduate from the program. The university's DNP program is accredited by the CCNE until June 2023.
There are three advanced practice specialty areas in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Washburn University: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. The BSN to DNP program at Washburn University is open to both experienced RNs and fresh BSN graduates. There are two MSN to DNP options available. The MSN to DNP with APRN-NP option is for APRNs licensed in Kansas and nationally certified as nurse practitioners. The MSN to DNP without APRN-NP option is for RNs who do not have APRN-NP licensure in Kansas. Washburn University's DNP program is offered primarily online and has a strong focus on entrepreneurship. The program offers qualified students enrollment in MBA courses as part of the DNP curriculum.
Wichita State University
Students accepted to the post-baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Wichita State University can choose from two areas of specialization: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult Gerontology) or Nurse Practitioner (Adult Gerontology Acute Care, Family, and Psychiatric/Mental Health). The average time to complete the BSN to DNP program is 4.5 years, if pursued on a full-time basis. The program is offered on-site. The post-master's DNP program is open to nationally certified APRNs. The MSN to DNP program is offered online and can be completed with two to three years of continuous enrollment. The completion of a practice-based DNP project is required for graduation. Wichita State University's DNP program is CCNE-accredited.