University of Kansas Medical Center

Degree Type

Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Program Length

36 months, full time

Credit Hours

79 semester hours

Starting Month


Application Deadline

July 15

Program Requirements

BSN or a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline.

License as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the states of Kansas and Missouri, or be eligible for licensure in those states.

Two years experience as a registered nurse with a minimum 1 year of recent, full-time experience in ICU. The one year of ICU experience must be completed prior to the official enrollment date. Acceptable critical care experience includes: MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit), CICU (Cardiac ICU), or PICU (Pediatric ICU). NICU (Neonatal ICU) is NOT accepted.

3.0 GPA for all cumulative college course work as well as in the sciences. If your cumulative GPA is less than 3.0, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), and CCRN certification is not required but is strongly recommended.

Educational Requirements: Statistics (a nursing research class does not count for this requirement). Chemistry – two classes covering the topics of inorganic, organic and biochemistry. Microbiology, Anatomy, and Physiology (must have been completed within 10 years of program start date with a minimum grade of B). All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the summer semester of the year applicant is applying to the program.

Shadow experience with a CRNA or anesthesiologist is also required.


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