The University of Kansas School of Nursing has a longstanding reputation of educating students for diverse and changing roles as nurses in every health care setting and in dynamic careers as researchers, leaders and educators. With a dedicated faculty, students and graduates help fulfill the School's mission to shape the future of professional nursing.
Students get a chance to pursue their passion through unique learning opportunities at the School of Nursing, which provides a range of high-quality academic programs within an environment filled with expertise and respect. Whether baccalaureate or graduate level, the curriculum is student-centered and evidence-based.
The School of Nursing offers options to pursue your nursing career with a customized schedule that fits your goals as well as work or lifestyle demands, offering full-time or part-time, and distance-learning, depending on the degree program.
Students may earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from KU in three distinct ways:
Students may earn the following graduate degrees from KU: Master of Science (MS), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Master of Science (MS): A 37 to39 credit hour online master's program to prepare nurses for leadership roles in healthcare organizations and settings.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): The practice doctorate in nursing to prepare advanced practice clinicians and nursing leaders. BSN to DNP and post-master's DNP options are available.
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD): The research doctorate in nursing to prepare nurse educators and research scholars for careers in academic and healthcare settings.