Overview

The School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is one of 3 schools at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Academic programs at KU Medical Center are offered through the Schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing. The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies at KUMC handles matters related to graduate programs in Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing.

The KU School of Nursing's baccalaureate, master's, and doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. This organization is a nationally recognized professional accrediting body for collegiate nursing programs. The baccalaureate, master’s, and D.N.P. programs also are approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The Nurse Midwifery Program is accredited by the Accreditation Division of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, 818 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 728-9860. The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs, 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001, 847-655-1160.

Undergraduate Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares baccalaureate generalist nurses for professional nursing practice. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice provide the framework for this first step in professional nursing education (AACN. 2008). The roles of the baccalaureate generalist include: provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Baccalaureate generalist education provides the foundation for all graduate nursing education.

High School Preparation

High school students planning to enter the baccalaureate program in nursing are encouraged to follow a general college preparatory course of study. Such a course usually emphasizes basic preparation in English, a foreign language, mathematics, natural science, and social sciences.

The School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is one of 3 schools at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Academic programs at KU Medical Center are offered through the Schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing. The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies at KUMC handles matters related to graduate programs in Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing.

The KU School of Nursing's baccalaureate, master's, and doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. This organization is a nationally recognized professional accrediting body for collegiate nursing programs. The baccalaureate, master’s, and D.N.P. programs also are approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The Nurse Midwifery Program is accredited by the Accreditation Division of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, 818 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 728-9860. The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs, 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001, 847-655-1160.

Graduate Programs

Basic admission requirements are listed in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog. Individual graduate programs have specific requirements including prerequisite undergraduate courses. These are listed or referenced in program descriptions. Combined degree options are available.

The School of Nursing offers the following graduate degrees:

For online information about graduate programs, visit the school's website.

Contact Info

School of Nursing

KU Medical Center, G020 School of Nursing Building
Mail Stop 2029, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-1619
913-588-1615
913-588-7963
soninfo@kumc.edu
http://nursing.kumc.edu
Debra J. Ford, Associate Dean, Student Affairs
913-588-1619
dford@kumc.edu

School of Nursing

KU Medical Center, G020 School of Nursing Building
Mail Stop 2029, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-1619
913-588-1615
913-588-7963
soninfo@kumc.edu
http://www2.kumc.edu/son/
Debra Ford, Associate Dean, Student Affairs
913-588-1619
dford@kumc.edu
Debbie Stratton, Graduate Recruiter
913-588-1619
dstratton@kumc.edu
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