Post-Master's DNP

The post-master’s DNP program is designed for nurses who have a master’s degree from a fully accredited institution in one of the following APRN specialties (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, and nurse anesthetist), or nursing informatics, nursing leadership and public health nursing are invited to pursue the post-master's route.

Nurses who have generalist or nursing education master's degrees are not qualified for admission into the post-master’s DNP option. These applicants may consider the DNP program, which provides opportunity to petition for substitution of applicable graduate coursework for some courses.

Length and commitment: 1-year, mostly online

The post-master’s DNP program is a three-semester (or one full year) program delivered almost entirely online. Students are required to come to campus once each semester for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday).

Program plans


The doctor of nursing practice program at the University of Minnesota is accredited by the:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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