- Adult-Gerontological NP
- Advanced Public Health Nurse
- Accelerated BSN
- BSN On-campus
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Nurse Educator
- PhD in Nursing
- Psychiatric and Mental Health
- RN to BSN
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Community Nutrition
- MS in Nutrition
- Social Work
- MSW Distance Concentration
- MSW On Campus Concentration
- MSW Distance Foundation
Overview and Outcomes
Our DNP program prepares you to be an innovative advanced practice nurse leader in action, ready to improve models of healthcare delivery, clinical outcomes and to influence change through health policy. Our graduates are well-prepared to meet the needs of the people they serve, including rural, underserved and vulnerable populations.
All students in the DNP program are required to come to campus annually for intensive experiences that provide students with interprofessional mentoring, encourage a community of learning, and enhance skill development.
Based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) DNP Essentials, our DNP graduates will demonstrate the ability to:
DNP Essential I: Scientific Underpinnings for Practice
UND DNP Program Outcome #1:
Integrate nursing science with knowledge of ethics, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical and organizational science as a basis for practice and inquiry.
DNP Essential II: Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement and Systems Thinking
UND DNP Program Outcome #2:
Lead systems level quality improvement and safety initiatives to enhance patient outcomes.
DNP Essential III: Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice
UND DNP Program Outcome #3:
Evaluate evidence-based processes that address practice patterns and healthcare organizations in order to promote safe, equitable, and patient-centered care.
UND DNP Program Outcome #4:
Apply relevant evidence-based findings to develop practice guidelines that improve population health, the practice environment and promote safe, equitable and patient-centered care.
DNP Essential IV: Information Systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care
UND DNP Program Outcome #5:
Integrate technology and information systems with advanced nursing practice to improve patient care and outcomes.
DNP Essential V: Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care
UND DNP Program Outcome #6:
Demonstrate expertise in the analysis, formulation, and implementation process of healthcare policy.
DNP Essential VI: Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes
UND DNP Program Outcome #7:
Collaborate effectively as a member and leader of interprofessional teams.
DNP Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving the Nation’s Health
UND DNP Program Outcome #8:
Employ clinical prevention and health promotion strategies to improve population health with an emphasis on rural, diverse and vulnerable populations.
DNP Essential VIII: Advanced Nursing Practice
UND DNP Program Outcome #9:
Demonstrate advanced levels of nursing practice, clinical judgment and accountability to deliver optimal patient care with an emphasis on rural communities.
Please see the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice for more information.