U.S. News ranks University of Minnesota DNP program No. 6

April 24, 2023

DNP #6 in US News Ranking

The University of Minnesota is No. 6 in the 2023-2024 ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest the school’s DNP program has been placed by U.S. News. It was No. 7 in the previous ranking.

The University of Minnesota is tied with Emory University, Rutgers University – Newark, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in the 2023-2024 list. U.S. News’s rankings of 169 DNP programs are based on 14 indicators encompassing faculty resources, quality assessment, research activity, program size and student selectivity.

“Those who choose our school can depend on dedicated faculty and staff that make sure the student experience is personal as well as academically rigorous,” says Judith Pechacek, DNP, RN, CENP, assistant dean. “Our DNP program is innovative and our curriculum encourages new ways of thinking so our students are prepared to transform our health care system.”

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.

“Top rankings from the U.S. News as well as other important indicators of program strength continue to validate what we have been hearing from our colleagues, preceptors and community partners who work with our students and alumni,” says Pechacek.

The complete rankings and methodology can be found on the U.S. News site

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Steve Rudolph
School of Nursing