DNP program ranked No. 7 by U.S. News & World Report

March 29, 2022

7th Doctor of Nursing Practice Program per U.S. News and World report

U.S. News & World Report placed the University of Minnesota No. 7 in its 2023 Best Nursing Schools ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. The School of Nursing was tied for seventh with the University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt University.

The U.S. News ranking of 158 DNP programs was based 14 indicators including quality assessment, faculty resources, DNP student selectivity and program size, and research activity.

Supported by expert faculty, the University of Minnesota’s DNP program is known for graduating innovative systems-based nurse leaders who promote positive change across the globe.

“Our program is unique as we actively partner with members of our community to ensure student experiences are rich and relevant,” says Judith Pechacek DNP, RN, CENP, assistant dean. “Each semester we bring all of our students together to participate in programing related to leadership, planetary health, social justice and diversity, and it is through this enhanced programming that we enable our students to be prepared to lead in this global society.”

The School of Nursing’s DNP program offers 12 specialties including nurse-midwifery, which was No. 2 when last ranked by U.S. News, nursing informatics, health innovation and leadership, and integrative health and healing

The University of Minnesota continues to have the largest full-time program in the country. The full 2023 rankings and data can be found in the U.S. News Graduate School Compass.

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School of Nursing