Doctor of Nursing Practice / Post-Master’s
University of North Dakota

Program Details

The Post-Master’s DNP degree from the University of North Dakota allows nurses to impact patient care from a leadership level. The program is designed for advanced practice registered nurses who want to have greater influence on achieving better outcomes for individuals, families, and underserved or vulnerable populations.

Graduates have the ability to help shape healthcare policies, provide enhanced patient care, manage healthcare systems, and train the next generation of nurses. Within this nurse practitioner program online, students learn how to expand their skills from the practical and hands-on to statistical and research-based. Coursework explores ways to apply research to improve diagnostic accuracy and interpret data to analyze care.

Graduates can pursue a range of career opportunities, including:

  • Director of nursing
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Hospital chief executive officer
  • Chief nursing officer

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of North Dakota is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Must have a master's degree or higher from an accredited nursing program, current unencumbered RN license valid in the US, and active ntional certification in an advanced practice registered nurse specialty