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University of Kansas – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Overview

According to the University of Kansas:

“The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at the KU School of Nursing offers a flexible learning environment to prepare nurses at the highest level of practice. The DNP curriculum provides sophisticated, cutting-edge experiences that help nurses actively engage in a complex, dynamic and demanding health care field. Skills in collaboration, innovation and evaluation, complemented by advanced practice nursing skills, will prepare nurses to shape the future of health care. Advanced practice nurses will be prepared to provide patient-centered care that is evidence-based, contribute to the development of evidence-based practice, and pursue leadership roles in a variety of health care and educational settings.”

At a Glance


Total credit hours

75-79 credit hours (depending on area of specialization)

Tuition per credit

Tuition and fees


The DNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


The post-baccalaureate DNP curriculum is designed for nurses who have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The University of Kansas offers the following BSN to DNP specialty tracks:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Public Health Nursing

Admission requirements

According to the University of Kansas, to be eligible for admission to the DNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a nationally accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE)
  • Current registered nurse licensure in at least one state in the United States
  • Minimum of one year of clinical work experience as a registered nurse is recommended.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Preference is given to applicants with a 3.5 GPA in the BSN program.
  • Potential for leadership and application of scholarship in nursing.
  • Potential to provide expert advanced clinical care or expert service in functional area.
  • Graduate level statistics course (may be completed prior to admission or during first semester of enrollment)
  • Satisfactory criminal background check (completed once an offer of admission has been extended to applicant)