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.

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