About Doctor of Nursing Practice

Applying to the Doctorate of Nursing Program

We are currently accepting applications for the DNP program that begins in Summer of 2016.
NOTE: Priority Application Deadline is February 1. While applications will be accepted through March 15, space is extremely limited. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


Nurses graduating with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Fort Hays State University are educated to provide high quality, efficient patient-centered nursing care that emphasizes collaborative, evidence-based practices.

The DNP graduate is prepared to work in a variety of health care settings as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). DNP students assume key leadership roles and participate in executive decision making processes for best patient care outcomes.

NOTE: The MSN-DNP degree does not prepare you as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Students seeking education as a Family Nurse Practitioner should apply for the BSN-DNP degree.