Wichita State University: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program Review
Wichita State University, School of Nursing, 1845 Fairmount, Box 41, Wichita, KS 67260-0041.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Wichita State University trains nurses to assume leadership roles in healthcare settings. Nursing students can complete the doctoral program in 29 to 74 credits of study depending upon their highest nursing qualification at the time of entry into the doctoral program.
Both students with a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) and MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) may apply to the Doctor of Nursing practice degree program.
Applicants should note that the deadline to apply differs for BSN and MSN applicants. For BSN applicants, the application deadline is in May for admission in the fall. Nurses with an MSN apply in October for admission in the spring. Admission requirements to the DNP program include a minimum 3.0 GPA in the BSN program and completion of a prerequisite course in statistics. To apply, students must submit a resume, proof of RN license in Kansas, and a 1,000 word statement on goals.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited the DNP program at Wichita State University for the maximum accreditation period allowed. The nursing department maintains a listserv, which lists career opportunities for graduates of the nursing program. Scholarship opportunities are available for nursing students at Wichita State University.