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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 (



Learn how one nurse is advancing her career by pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and gaining experience in serving rural areas. Here's Lisa's story.


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 701.231.7395 / Fax: 701.231.6257
Fargo Campus address: Stop and Go Center
Physical/delivery address: 1919 University Drive North, D102,Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2670 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050

NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health
Phone: +1 701.224.3800
Address: 512 N Seventh Street, Bismarck, ND 58501

Page manager: Nursing

Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2018 11:32:01 AM
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