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.

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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
  • 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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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, 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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