Doctor of Nursing Practice Postbaccalaureate

The Doctor of Nursing Practice - Postbaccalaureate (PB-DNP) program at Wichita State University is a terminal degree in nursing that offers an alternative to PhD research-focused doctoral programs. The DNP is a degree that meets the need of nurses who would like to pursue doctoral study, and focus on clinical practice, leadership, and quality improvement in their profession.

The American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) has promoted the DNP degree as the highest level of nursing education in response to the increased complexity of healthcare, the disparity among healthcare disciplines, and the vast amount of knowledge needed for advanced practice nurses.