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 Nebraska*, Colorado, and Georgia

Due to state or board of nursing regulations, we are unable to accept applications to the DNP program from nurses residing in Colorado and Georgia.

*Students from Nebraska should check with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to determine if they are eligible for a waiver.