North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Programs

The North Dakota Board of nursing has specific requirements for initial advanced licensure (Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Registered Nurse), which include a possession of a current unencumbered North Dakota RN license or a compact state license, graduate degree with a nursing focus that is accredited by a national accrediting body, national nursing certification in an advanced nursing role appropriate to the graduate education completed and submit an application with a scope of practice statement. More detailed information can be found on the North Dakota State Board of Nursing website.

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The purpose here is to present the schools offering nurse practitioner programs in the state of North Dakota that hold national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). These programs can be found below along with their specific accreditation and contact information.

There are 3 universities based in North Dakota offering family nurse practitioner programs. Online nurse practitioner programs are available with some additional nurse practitioner specializations. Online formats do require practicums, which are often arranged with the assistance of a nursing school advisor and a clinical facility professional. Every effort is made to arrange for these practicums to be completed in the student’s local region or community. In some cases, a student may be required to attend a weekend or few day session on campus. Courses are completed primarily online and interaction with students and faculty occur via web-cast, email, phone, teleconference or other medium. Online courses allow for flexibility of schedule and convenience while pursuing higher education, which means busy registered nurses can create a balance between coursework and the demands of work and family. You may find that one of the online nurse practitioner programs listed below is right for you.

The Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Salary Survey found that the average annual salary for Nurse Practitioners in North Dakota was $78,181. Salary data can vary significantly by education, experience, facility, geographic location and other factors including that this number is from 2007. One of the best ways to learn about salary information for your local geography is to check the local job boards or listings in the paper. Nurse practitioners are in demand throughout North Dakota from the urban locations to the rural clinic setting and the pay should be quite good in either area. Many nurse practitioners also choose to apply their education and experience in the form of teaching at entry level nursing programs. This has become a popular second job and some nurse practitioners in other states have reported making as much as $20,000 in additional annual income by teaching part-time. Based on this information, this is a good time to take the first step. Find a nurse practitioner program below and request information to learn more about application and admissions requirements.

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Nurse Practitioner Online Programs Offered in North Dakota

Maryville University

Maryville University – St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner – AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN – (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University – School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student’s community.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN – (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University – Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems – Management or Education), Online DNP – (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Universities Based in North Dakota Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

North Dakota State University

The North Dakota State University nursing programs are approved by the North Dakota State Board of Nursing and accredited by the CCNE.

Programs Offered: Pre-Licensure BSN , LPN-BSN, RN to BSN, MSN – (Tracks: Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Educator), DNP

North Dakota State University – Department of Nursing-Dept #2670,
PO Box 6050 / 136 Sudro Hall,
Fargo, ND 58108-6050,
PH: 701-231-7772

University of Mary

The baccalaureate program is CCNE accredited and approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: BSN, LPN-BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN (Track: Nurse Administrator), MSN – (Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Family Nurse Practitioner) On-site and online options.

University of Mary,
7500 University Dr,
Bismarck ND 58504,
PH: 701-255-7500

University of North Dakota

The baccalaureate program is CCNE accredited and approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BSN, LPN-BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MS, MSN – (Specializations: Nurse Anesthesia, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Public/Community Health Nursing, Gerontology Nursing, and Nurse Education), Post Master’s Certificates – (Specializations: Nurse Anesthesia, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing-CNS, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing-NP, Nurse Education)

University of North Dakota,
Box 9025,
Grand Forks ND 58202,
PH: 701-777-4173

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