Doctor of Nursing PracticeNursing - Family 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-Family Nurse Practitioner program
is the right fit for you.

Nursing student helping her patient. 

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     

For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Nursing students provide medical services to patients in need 

Each year students in the School of Nursing get hands-on experience providing a day of free health care to patients with little or no health insurance.

It's all part of the Medical Mission at Home event. Nursing students work with a licensed provider or faculty member to perform medical exams on patients. Participants say the event is a wonderful applied learning experience and an opportunity to give back to the community. 

The event also provides patients with much-needed connections for follow-up care.


The family nurse practitioner curriculum will prepare you for the unique role of managing a range of health problems and care across the patient lifespan in primary care, specialty clinics, emergency and correctional departments, educational institutions, long-term care, health and wellness and rural health facilities.

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