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Fort Hays State University
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BSN to DNP Program

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Fort Hays State University Department of Nursing offers a full-time plan of study for those students who have graduated from an accredited school with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree. The BSN-DNP degree is a hybrid program. The majority of the BSN to DNP program is available online, with only a few semesters requiring minimal visits to campus. On-campus requirements are dependent upon course requirements. On-campus days are published for students at a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the start of classes. The BSN-DNP requires all preceptored clinicals to be performed in Kansas. Nurses seeking the BSN-DNP degree will take the Family Nurse Practitioner tract for a total of 76 credit hours. A Family Nurse Practitioner provides primary care across the life span.

FHSU Department of Nursing BSN to DNP - 4 Year Plan:

SUMMER 1:

  • NURS 952 Foundations for the Doctoral Leader (3 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 872 Informatics in Health Care Systems (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 6

FALL 1:

  • NURS 810 Developing Nursing Theories (3 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 955 Evaluation and Management in Health Care Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 808 Advanced Statistics (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 9

SPRING 1:

  • NURS 814 Healthcare: Policy/Politics/Organization/Cost (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 620 Epidemiology in Public Health (3 Credit Hours) Must be taken for graduate credit
  • NURS 895 Research in Nursing (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 8

SUMMER 2:

  • NURS 916 Nurse Practitioner Roles in Primary Care (2 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 912 Primary Health Promotion (2 Credit)

Total: 4

FALL 2:

  • NURS 906 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 954 Advanced Nursing Leadership (3 Credit Hour)

Total: 6

SPRING 2:

  • NURS 905 Advanced Pharmacology (3 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 903 Advanced Health Assessment (2 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 903L Advanced Health Assessment Practicum (1 Credit Hour)

Total: 6

SUMMER 3:

  • NURS 935 Primary Care Across the Lifespan (2 Credit Hours)

Total: 2

FALL 3:

  • NURS 921 Primary Care I (3 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 953 Evidence Based Practice and Scholarly Tools (3 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 936 Primary Care Across the Lifespan Preceptorship (1:5) (2 Credit Hours)

Total: 8

SPRING 3:

  • NURS 925 Primary Care Diagnostics & Procedures (1 Credit Hour)
  • NURS 926 Diagnostics & Procedures Preceptorship (1:5) (1 Credit Hour)
  • NURS 932 Primary Care II (3 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 956 DNP Research Methods(3 Credit Hours)

Total: 8

SUMMER 4:

  • NURS 919 Family & Community Preceptorship(1:5) (1 Credit Hour)
  • NURS 918 Primary Care of Family and Community (2 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 957 DNP Project I (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 6

FALL 4:

  • NURS 924 Primary Care I: Preceptorship (1:5) (3 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 960 DNP Residency I (1 Credit Hour)
  • NURS 958 DNP Project II (2 Credit Hour)

Total: 6

SPRING 4:

  • NURS 959 DNP Project III (2 Credit Hours)
  • NURS 961 DNP Residency II (1 Credit Hour)
  • NURS 934 Primary Care II: Preceptorship (1:5) (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 6


The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Fort Hays State University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

 

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