four nurses standing in a room

In taking this next step, you will possess the highest nursing practice degree, and will be equipped to evaluate systems, utilize research, and lead changes in protocol, practice and health care policies in a range of systems and settings.

Nurses possessing the Doctor of Nursing Practice are increasingly in high demand as health systems and patient conditions become increasingly complex and as more people become eligible for health care.

Graduates of the DNP program are prepared to create and lead new models of care delivery for communities locally, across the nation, and around the world.

To learn more about admission requirements, visit our Before You Apply page. To begin the application process visit our How to Apply page.

International Students

Applicants who are not US citizens or Permanent Residents need to know that the University of Minnesota’s DNP program does not meet the requirements for eligibility needed to obtain the appropriate F-1 student visa or status because the DNP has limited (less than four) face-to-face on-site classes per DNP course.

Cost of attendance

Each July, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents approves the tuition and fees for the upcoming year. Cost of attendance will vary for each student. The list of fees and tuition can be found on the One Stop Student Services website.

The total estimated cost of attendance is $11,500 per semester for 2016-2017. This includes tuition, university and School of Nursing fees and student health insurance. This does not include travel, lodging or educational materials/books.

School of Nursing scholarships

The school offers a range of scholarships. The process for applying for these occurs after you have been admitted and requires a separate scholarship application.

Many of these scholarships are based in part on financial need, and therefore scholarship applicants are encouraged to complete a FAFSA application early in the new calendar year (Jan-Mar) for the next academic year (Sept).

Applicants from South Dakota, Nebraska* and Georgia

Due to board of nursing regulations in the states of South Dakota, and Georgia, we are unable to accept applications to the DNP program from nurses residing in those states.
*Students from Nebraska should Check with their State board of Nursing to determine if they are eligible for a Waiver

Contact us

George Sakkal, Doctoral Programs Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator

Bentson Scholarships

Applicants to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program will be automatically considered for one of up to 50 $20,000 scholarships each year.
Learn more...

Get to know us

Jenni Glad Timmons

Jenni Glad Timmons, Health Innovation and Leadership DNP