Nurse Practitioner - Kansas

According to the Kansas Statute 65-1133, to become a advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) students in Kansas must complete attend a Kansas State Board of Nursing approved ARNP program. They must then apply for a certificate of qualification as an advanced registered nurse practitioner. No other licensing is required. National certification through the appropriate advanced practice nursing certifying organization is recommended by the national nurse practitioner programs.

The Kansas State Board of Nursing approved schools offering advanced practice nursing programs can be found here: www.ksbn.org/cne/gradnursingschoolst.pdf (this is a pdf file).

Online advanced practice programs are not on regular approval by the board of nursing and if one was to graduate from one of these programs they will need to provide proof of clinical hours as well as the amount of hours spent covering pharmacology. There are a number of nationally accredited (CCNE or NLNAC) approved online advanced practice nursing programs that would meet the requirements set forth by the board, however these programs have not applied for approval by the Kansas State BON. It appears that if you have graduated from an online program and received national certification in your specialty you may be able to apply for certification as an ARNP. Prior to enrolling in an online program it would be wise to contact the KSBON as well as the program to verify if the program you are considering will meet the KSBON requirements.

Most other states do not have these types of requirements, so if you plan on practicing in another state and an online program fits your schedule or is more convenient for you then it would be worthwhile to explore your online program options.

The Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 salary survey found that the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in Kansas was $76,099.

Nurse Practitioner & Related APN Programs Offered Online in Kansas

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN - Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN - (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University - Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems - Management or Education), Online DNP - (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

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