MSN to DNP (Education Emphasis)
Doctoral Degree

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Doctoral Degree

Pittsburg State University’s MSN to DNP program provides you with the highest level of preparation for nursing practice. Our education emphasis pathway provides you with the skills and credentials necessary to effectively transfer your clinical experience into a rewarding career as a nurse educator.

This 38 credit-hour program is 100 percent online, affording you the convenience and flexibility you need as a health care professional. In as little as 18 months you can earn your DNP from Pittsburg State.

 

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This 38 credit-hour program is 100 percent online, affording you the convenience and flexibility you need as a health care professional. In as little as 18 months you can earn your DNP from Pittsburg State.

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 at the bedside and in the boardroom.

At the completion of the MSN 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 nurse educators. According to the U.S. Department of Labor the median annual wage for nurse practitioners in

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.
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.)
  2. Complete MSN to DNP Application Packet.

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About School of Nursing


The Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing has been educating today’s nursing professionals for nearly 50 years. It is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The Bradley School of Nursing's faculty are among the most accomplished in the Midwest. Students can select programs such as the BSN (Pre-licensure), RN to BSN, MSN (Educational Emphasis), MSN to DNP, and the BSN to DNP.

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