The Doctor of Nursing Practice - Postbaccalaureate (DNP-PB) program at Wichita State University is a terminal degree in nursing that offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. The DNP degree meets the need of nurses who would like to pursue doctoral study, and focus on practice rather than research.
The American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) has promoted the DNP degree as the highest level of nursing education in response to the increased complexity of healthcare, the disparity among healthcare disciplines, and the vast amount of knowledge needed for advanced practice nurses.
|Program Entry Point||Fall|
|Average Program Length||4.5 years|
|Study Plan Options||Tuesday; Wednesday classes, sequenced curriculum and some courses online|
|Application Deadline||The deadline for the DNP-Postbaccalaureate application is May 1st.|
|Class Size||10 to 20 in each specialization|
|GPA to apply||3.0|
|Licensure Required||Registered Nurse|
|Insurance Coverage||Prior to enrolling in practicum coursework, students must have professional liability insurance coverage; minimum required $1,000,000 single incident /$3,000,000 aggregate.|
|Applicant Note||All post baccalaureate DNP applicants request entrance to a specific specialization upon admission.|