Doctor of Nursing Practice
Wichita State University

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from Wichita State University provides advanced education in areas such as evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and health care system leadership. Students may select from four clinical specializations to suit their personal interests and professional goals:

  • ​Adult/Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • ​Adult/Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • ​Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


  • An approved graduate statistics course 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 will be required to present proof of APRN licensure in Kansas and present proof of/or eligibility for national certification as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist.
  • Latitude may be given in the following GPA requirements on an individual basis 3.0 or higher in the following areas: A. Last 60 hours of undergraduate course work, B. All undergraduate nursing courses, C. These four science courses, Anatomy/Physiology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology.

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

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