Program Overview

Nurses graduating with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Fort Hays State University will gain necessary skills to provide high quality, efficient patient-centered nursing care based on a foundation of collaborative, evidence-based practices. You will be further prepared to grow professionally as a leader who participates in executive decision making processes for best patient care outcomes.

Two paths to the Doctorate of Nursing Practice include:

  • BSN to DNP - 76 credit hours
  • MSN to DNP - 30 credit hour

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

    Requirements

    Must have a BSN or MSN from an accredited program, either CCNE or ACEN, with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.00. Official transcripts. Proof of RN licensure (if applicable) and RN experience. Complete a Nursing Department Student Application. You'll need to provide. 3 letters of reference. Satisfactory background check. Complete a personal or virtual interview with faculty to clarify goals and aspirations.

    School Overview

    Fort Hays State University’s Virtual College offers more than 40 online degrees specifically designed for adult learners. These regionally accredited degrees offer affordability and flexibility. Students can complete assignments at any time, and from anywhere.

    Founded in 1902, Fort Hays State University provides the same academic rigors to both on-campus and online students. Students can choose to complete a single online class or enroll in an online degree program. The Virtual College offers certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, along with post-graduate specialist programs. Programs range from studies in business and criminal justice to technology, nursing, education, and more. 

    You will have assistance from the beginning to the end. Distance education resources include personalized advising, tutoring, and technical support. A personal academic advisor provides guidance and assists you throughout your academic journey, while professors connect to you through online classrooms and 21st century technologies.

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