BSN to DNP (Adv. Practice Nursing with Education Emphasis)
Doctoral Degree

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Overview


The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is an advanced level graduate nursing degree program offering the highest level of preparation for nursing practice. The DNP program offers the major, Advanced Practice Nursing, with opportunity for specialization in the advanced practice role, Family Nurse Practitioner in two tracks, the BSN to DNP and MSN to DNP. An emphasis in nursing education will be an elective option. At completion of the program, graduates will possess the terminal degree for nursing practice and will be prepared to function as expert clinicians, nurse leaders and/or clinical nursing faculty. BSN to DNP graduates will be eligible to sit for national certification in their specialty and will be eligible to make application for licensure as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Please consult the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing for admission and other requirements.

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  • About Program
  • Career Options
  • Application Process & Resources
  • Plan of Study

The majority of this 77 credit-hour program is available online, affording you the convenience and flexibility you need as a health care professional.

Our program is immersive and allows for specialization in the advanced practice role. It is the perfect choice for advanced healthcare professionals with a career focus of leadership in nursing education.

At the completion of the BSN to DNP program, graduates will possess the terminal degree for nursing practice and will be prepared to function as expert clinicians, nurse leaders, and/or nursing education. 

Our graduates are qualified for a number of advanced nursing roles including:

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Medical Services
  • Director of Nursing
  • Hospitalist
  • Many more
According to the U.S. Department of Labor the median annual wage for nurse practitioners in these types of roles is just over $100,000.

DNP applicants will be considered for admission based up their application and resource availability. The application period runs from August 1st until October 10th. The program will start in the summer session.

Application Process

  1. Apply for admission to Pittsburg State University's Graduate School. (In section that asks "What will your status be as you enter PSU?" - Select "Doctor of Nursing Practice" only.)

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About School of Nursing


Welcome to the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing! The Bradley School of Nursing has been educating today’s nursing professionals for nearly 50 years. Our faculty are among the most accomplished in the Midwest. Students can select programs such as the BSN (Pre-licensure), RN to BSN, MSN (Education Emphasis), MSN to DNP, and the BSN to DNP.

Click on the links below to learn more about our nursing programs and the School of Nursing application process for each program.

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