Kansas FNP Programs
We do not currently have any FNP programs in our directory in Kansas. You may consider an Online FNP program, or another Masters in Nursing program - there are 4 MSN programs in our directory with campus locations in Kansas.
Kansas requires that licensed nurses complete an undergraduate nursing program that is officially approved by the Kansas Nursing Board.
A nursing license granted by the Board of Nursing in Kansas is relatively versatile in terms of relocation: Kansas is one of 32 states currently enrolled in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), an agreement that allows nurses in NLC states to practice in other NLC states without obtaining additional licensure in those states.
Online MSN Programs in Kansas
The following state-approved schools offer fully or partially online Master of Science in Nursing programs in Kansas. Note that online programs in Kansas tend to offer specialties in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration rather than Nurse Practitioner.
Kansas State University offers 4 tracks within its online Master of Science in Nursing program: Case Management, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, and Nursing Management & Organizational Leadership. This program is designed to be completed in two years.
Fort Hays State University
Fort Hays University offers two online MSN tracks: Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. The program will help to arrange practicum clinical hours with an approved preceptor in the student’s geographical area.
Pittsburg State University
This school offers one fully online graduate nursing degree: Master’s of Science in Nursing with an Education Emphasis. Students will focus on one particular population, disease dynamic, or healthcare issue of their choice. Full-time students will complete this program within one year.
University of Kansas
Three specialty areas are available within the MSN program at the University of Kansas: Nursing Education, Organizational Leadership, and Public Health Nursing. All required courses are online with additional practicum hours within the student’s chosen concentration. Full-time students can expect to complete the degree within 2 years, while part-time students may take 3 to 4 years.
University of St. Mary
Nursing Administration and Nursing Education tracks are offered online at the University of St. Mary. Students are required to complete clinical hours, which can be done in their geographic area. This program emphasizes a pathway towards doctorate study and a preparatory curriculum designed as such, which may be advantageous for those students who plan to continue their formal nursing education.
Wichita State University
This school offers a fully online MSN in Nursing Education program and a hybrid (only partially online) MSN in Nursing Leadership and Administration. Both full-time and part-time options are available.
Nursing Licensure in Kansas
After attending an ADN or BSN program recognized by the Kansas Nursing Board, applicants must earn a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and then apply with the Kansas State Board of Nursing for licensure to practice in Kansas. The following types of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) licenses are recognized and regulated by the Kansas State Board: Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthetist, and Nurse Midwife.
Salary Information for Nurse Practitioners in Kansas
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2018 the annual mean salary for nurse practitioners in Kansas was $99,430 (lower than the national estimate, which is $110,030). Kansas registered nurses earned an annual mean salary of $61,030 (the national average was estimated to be $75,510) and nursing anesthetists in Kansas earned $159,600 (compared to an estimated national average of $174,790). Nursing instructors in this state earned an annual mean salary of $63,640, significantly lower than the national average of $81,350.