Doctor of Nursing PracticeNursing - Individual / Family Focus

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Post-Master program at Wichita State provides students who are already nationally certified in a specialization opportunities to advance their knowledge in multiple areas including healthcare systems, policy/politics and evidence-based practice.

Learn how Nursing - Individual / Family Focus is the right fit for you.

Student nurse checking on his 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 nursing master’s degree from an accredited school, with a GPA of 3.25 or higher in all master’s work
  • Individual/Family focus applicants are required to:
    • Present proof of APRN licensure in Kansas and/or other authorized online states
    • Present proof of, or eligibility for, national certification as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist

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Inside the Program

State-of-the-art mannequins provide nursing students with real-world experience

As a student in the School of Nursing, you will receive an interactive experience with state-of-the-art simulation mannequins in a realistic and safe environment. 

The lifelike actions of the mannequins simulate a variety of symptoms and scenarios, including childbirth, seizures, blood pressure problems and bleeding.

Studies show that when used in conjunction with the classroom and clinicals, simulation promotes better preparation of new nurses and increased patient safety.


The individual/family focus program is open to students who already hold a master’s degree in nursing. The curriculum consists of 29 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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