DNP Programs in North Dakota (ND)

Though the Peace Garden State is the 3rd least populous state in the nation, North Dakota does have a nationally accredited university offering students a Doctor of Nursing Practice program. If you are a Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Nurse seeking to advance your clinical nursing knowledge or nursing leadership skills by earning a DNP degree in North Dakota then you are in luck.

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North Dakota State University
Nursing Department

North Dakota State University’s Nursing Department offers two pathways to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The program prepares nursing students for careers in advanced practice nursing or leadership roles in nursing. NDSU offers both a post-baccalaureate BSN to DNP and post-Master’s MSN to DNP option to prospective students.

NDSU’s BSN to DNP program prepares nurses to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Students entering the program must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited nursing program. Their undergraduate GPA needs to be 3.0 or higer on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to possess an unencumbered license as a registered nurse.

Students applying to NDSU’s MSN to DNP program must possess a Master of Science in Nursing degree with an advanced practice nursing specialization. They must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must have an unencumbered license as a registered nurse as well as a current certification for advanced practice nursing.


Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education
North Dakota Board of Nursing

Contact Information:

NDSU Nursing Department
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108
(701) 231-7456