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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4256
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BSN to DNP Program

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 904 Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (1 Credit Hour)
  • NURS 954 Advanced Nursing Leadership (3 Credit Hour)

Total: 7

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 957 DNP Project I  (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 (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, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.  Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

 

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