Cancel Forgot Password?

Doctor of Nursing Science Program College of Health and Human Services Kennesaw State University

  • Kennesaw, GA
  • Public
  • Suburban
  • 92%8%
    student ratio
  • 13
    total students
  • $4,662 | $16,794
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 1
    fall application deadline
  • 50%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees offered


The Doctor of Nursing Science at WellStar School of Nursing

The WellStar School of Nursing, Kennesaw State University (KSU), is a stimulating and challenging place to pursue a research doctoral degree in nursing science, the DNS. As the third largest university in the University System of Georgia, KSU is located just 20 miles north of Atlanta.

The program is designed to prepare nurse educators and scholars for leadership roles in nursing education, health policy related to vulnerable populations, and related research. Graduates function as nurse leaders with expertise in nursing and healthcare phenomena related to evidence-based practice, investigative expertise, and leadership skills for influencing health care systems, particularly related to population-based health disparities and population based health care. Coursework prepares graduates to evaluate and influence nursing practice and healthcare delivery systems, and to educate the next generation of nurses through various faculty roles.

The program is offered in hybrid format (50% online and 50% on campus). Students come to campus all day Friday and Saturday once per month with the remainder of coursework offered online. Both full time and part time course schedules are available and many students qualify for partial or full funding of educational expenses. Students report that the program format allows them the right amount of face-to-face contact and online contact with faculty members and peers. Students are supported and mentored to meet common and individual educational needs and future goals. Students are assisted to find university faculty experts both inside and outside the school of nursing who match student interests and goals, as well as experts outside the university to facilitate achievement of their goals.

More information on applying and on the graduate programs at KSU is available.

Location & Contact

Doctor of Nursing Science Program

College of Health and Human Services
Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591
United States

Dr. Tommie Nelms


Phone: 678-797-2088

Ms. Calla Pavlidis

Admissions Counselor

Phone: 770-420-4377
Fax: 770-423-6885

Contact school now

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nursing Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees 1
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


50% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 8
    • Accepted 4
    • Acceptance Rate 50
    • Enrolled 1
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, master's degree in nursing, RN licensure
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$4,662
    • Out-of-state tuition *$16,794
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 1
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students13
    • Female Percentage92%
    • Male Percentage8%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students13
    • Part-time Percentage69%
    • Full-time Percentage31%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian92%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown8%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%




Advanced Search Options

Search your needs below, and view information about the schools that meet those needs by clicking "Search."
Step 1: Select Subject Area(s)
Step 2: Select Program(s) that Interest You
Complete step 1 before selcting a major
Step 3: Select Location
Complete step 1 and 2 before selecting a location
Step 4: Select Degree Level

Forgot Your Password?

To reset your password, simply enter your email address in the field below and click the Reset Password button. You will receive an email with a link and instructions to reset your password.

Check your email.

Please check your email and click on the link provided in the message to reset your password.