Doctor of Nursing Practice Post Master

The Doctor of Nursing Practice - Post Master (DNP-PM) program at Wichita State University is a terminal degree in nursing that offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. The DNP degree meets the need of nurses who would like to pursue doctoral study, and focus on practice rather than research.

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.

Key Program Features

  • Students learn patient and practice management. Students receive education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and healthcare system leadership.
  • Students receive advanced clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Expert and guided instruction. The DNP program offers online courses and ample interactions with expert faculty.
  • Systematic approach in course completion.
  • Tailored practice hours in a variety of settings.

Program Facts

Program Entry Point Spring
Average Program Length 2-3 years
Study Plan Options Online
Application Deadline October 15th
Class Size 10
Application Ratio Varies
GPA to apply 3.25
Licensure Required Certified APRN
Applicant Note All post master DNP applicants continue with the Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist clinical specialization area completed in their MSN degree.