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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4256
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Doctor of Nursing (DNP)


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 Master's of Science in Nursing degree in an Advanced Practice role as a Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, and Clinical Nurse Specialist. The MSN-DNP degree is an online program requiring one day on campus each year.

Students seeking to enroll in the MSN-DNP program will take a total of 30 credit hours. Graduate statistics is required and offered at FHSU if this requirement is needed. Project hours listed are the minimum for graduation in the MSN-DNP degree. Additional hours may be added dependent upon precepted hours at the master's level.

FHSU Department of Nursing MSN to DNP - 2 Year Plan:


  • N952 Foundations for the Doctoral Leader (3 Credits Hours)
  • N872 Informatics in Health Care Systems (3 Credits Hours)

Total: 6


  • N953 Evidence Based Practice and Scholarly Tools (3 Credit Hours)
  • N954 Advanced Nursing Leadership (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 6


  • N814 Healthcare: Policy/Politics/Organization/Cost (2 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 620 Epidemiology in Public Health (3 Credit Hours) Must be taken for graduate credit
  • N956 DNP Research Methods (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 8


  • N957 DNP Project I (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 3


  • N955 Evaluation and Management in Health Care Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • N958 DNP Project II (2 Credit Hours)

Total: 5


  • N959 DNP Project III (2 Credit Hours)

Total: 2

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.

The RN to BSN program, MSN programs, and DNP program are all online. These programs do not meet the requirements for International students who require on campus courses.

Fort Hays State University Department of Nursing does not accept applications for the nursing program from the following states: Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming, Alabama





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