The Baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse who wants to prepare for practice as a family nurse practitioner. This curriculum is full-time for eight semesters including summers.
The North Dakota State University Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal degree that prepares the family nurse practitioner graduate to provide the most advanced level of nursing care for individuals, families, and communities. The DNP program educates the nurse practitioner graduate for expert practice in leadership and clinical roles. The DNP program at NDSU is a practice-focused doctoral program in nursing. The DNP program emphasizes evidenced-based approaches to healthcare using strategic problem-solving skills. The changing demands of the Nation’s complex health environment will require the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise to assure high quality patient outcomes. The NDSU DNP certification rate has consistently been 100 percent.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program and Family Nurse Practitioner programs at North Dakota State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)