Graduate Nursing Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) has two program entry points, postbaccalaureate or post master. The postbaccalaureate program offers Nurse Practitioner (NP) specializations in the areas of Adult Gerontology Acute Care, Family, and Psychiatric/Mental Health as well as the DNP advanced curriculum. The post master program provides the 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. Admission into the DNP programs requires all students to declare an individual/family focus in one of these specialization areas. Course curriculum requirements is determined by chosen specialization. 

DNP Postbaccalaureate program    DNP Post-Master program  

DNP - Postbaccalaureate Specializations

Adult / Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner — Postbaccalaureate

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

An AGACNP acts as an expert practitioner, educator, consultant and role model in various hospitals and specialty clinics. Their typical workday requires them to evaluate medication with patients as well as assess and educate patients on improving health and lifestyle.

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. 

Adult / Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner — Postbaccalaureate

Family Nurse Practitioner — Postbaccalaureate

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

A FNP has a unique role of managing a range of health problems and care across a patient lifespan. They provide skillful physical examinations, diagnosis, treatment, education, counseling and healthy lifestyle promotion. These practitioners work in a range of health care settings, which include areas in primary care, specialty clinics, emergency and correctional departments, educational institutions, long term care, health and wellness and rural health facilities.

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. 

Family Nurse Practitioner — Postbaccalaureate

Psychiatric / Mental Health Nurse Practitioner — Postbaccalaureate

Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

A PMHNP provides assessment, management, diagnosis and treatment to patients with psychiatric disorders and mental health problems. These practitioners can be found working in mental health centers, psychiatric offices, hospitals and long term care.

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.

Psychiatric / Mental Health Nurse Practitioner — Postbaccalaureate

DNP - Post-Master Specialization

Individual / Family Focus — Post-Master (Online only)

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.

Individual / Family Focus — Post-Master (Online only)


Master of Science in Nursing

The School of Nursing also offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in two concentrations: Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership and Administration. Admission details and requirements for the MSN program can be found here:

Master of Science in Nursing program

MSN - Concentrations

Nursing Education — Master's (Online only)

Take your nursing career to the next level with a Master of Science in nursing (MSN) from Wichita State University. This full- or part-time totally online program builds on your professional experience, to help you become a qualified nursing educator.

Nursing Education — Master's (Online only)

Nursing Leadership and Administration — Master's

Take your nursing career to the next level with a Master of Science in nursing (MSN) from Wichita State University. This full- or part-time program builds on your professional experience, to prepare you for a leadership role in diverse health care settings.

Nursing Leadership and Administration — Master's

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