- 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
Post-Baccalaureate DNP Admission Requirements
- Completion of a Baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited program of nursing.
- Current U.S. licensure unencumbered and in good standing as a Registered Nurse.
- A minimum of one year of full-time nursing experience required (two or more years preferred).
- Nurse Anesthesia: One year of critical care nursing experience within the U.S., its territories or a U.S. military hospital outside of the U.S. required
- Family Nurse Practitioner: Broad, community-based experience across the lifespan desirable
- Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: Geriatric nursing experience preferred
- A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0. This includes a minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate science coursework. Priority will be given to those applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater in undergraduate and / or graduate coursework.
- Evidence of a completed statistics course (undergraduate or graduate).
- Nurse Anesthesia: Evidence of a completed Organic Chemistry I or upper division Biochemistry course.
- Typed personal statement that is no more than two pages in length and addresses the following three areas:
- Describe your desired advanced practice specialty area and describe why you have chosen that specialization.
- Describe your professional goals.
- Describe why you feel the University of North Dakota program is best suited to help you meet your professional goals.
- Three letters of recommendation, preferably from a manager or supervisor, a healthcare provider, or nursing faculty member. Letters should speak to applicant's ability to be successful in the DNP program, addressing items such as clinical skills, critical thinking, independent decision making, and collaborative skills with other health professionals, nursing leadership, etc.
- Professional resume or curriculum vitae.
- All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Study's English Language Proficiency Requirement. (A score of at least 26 on the writing and speaking subsections is required in addition the School of Graduate Study's requirement of 76 for applicants who submit an IBT TOEFL.)
- Interview required.
- Background check from the CNPD approved vendor with satisfactory results prior to admission.
We seek to admit between 12-15 students each year with classes beginning in August. The selection process begins with the fully completed application materials forwarded to the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee reviews the application materials and selects the candidates to be interviewed. After the Candidates are interviewed, the Admissions Committee makes the final and alternate selections.
September 1st is the application deadline for the following August (Fall semester).
For further information:
Application for admission is made through the University's School of Graduate Studies website.
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