Doctor of Nursing PracticeNursing - Adult - Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Practice Postbaccalaureate degree program at Wichita State offers nurse practitioner specializations in the areas of Adult Gerontology / Acute Care, Family, or Psychiatric / Mental Health as well as the DNP advanced curriculum. 

Learn how WSU's DNP program is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

Applicants must have:

  • An approved graduate-level statistics course taken within the last six years
  • A bachelor's degree with a major in nursing from a nationally accredited (CCNE, ACEN, NLN) school 
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in the following areas:     
    1. Last 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework
    2. All undergraduate nursing courses
    3. Any graduate-level courses taken
    4. The following four science courses: anatomy/physiology, microbiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology

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The adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AGACNP) curriculum will prepare you for career opportunities as an expert practitioner, educator, consultant and role model in various hospitals and specialty clinics.

The program consists of 74 credit hours. To graduate, you’ll also complete a DNP evidence-based project, residency and an oral defense.


A nursing degree from Wichita State will give you the knowledge and practical skills for high-paying, high-demand nursing careers in diverse health care settings such as hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, schools and government.

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