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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

DNP and Fellowship

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Have you ever...

- wanted to provide leadership for a clinical project?
- needed to evaluate clinical outcomes more effectively?
- desired to improve family-focused care in clinical practice?
- sought to manage the health care needs of special populations?
- hoped to use technology and information to transform health care systems?

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Minnesota State Mankato will prepare you to meet these goals.

Minnesota State University, Mankato is currently accepting applications for its post-Master’s DNP program. Applications are generally accepted until classes are filled for the following fall enrollment. Qualified applicants must be certified in one of the advanced practice nursing roles: clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist or nurse practitioner.

The post-Masters DNP program is 30 credits. Classes are online, with synchronous webinar meetings once per month. For more information about the post-Masters DNP program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, please visit our web site:

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Becky Taylor Fellowship

Find support for your doctoral education through the Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society.

- Your research could improve health care for families.
- It could help the health care system meet the needs of our changing society.
- It could create solutions, bridge gaps, and promote innovative practices.

A Becky Taylor Fellowship could help you apply research better and easier.

Minnesota State Mankato DNP students are encouraged to apply for a fellowship, which supports education and research focused on improving and enhancing family and societal health. Fellowship dollars can be used for tuition, fees, capstone projects, and/or cost of living expenses. Fellowships will be awarded based on application materials and available resources.

Find out more about the Fellowship and the application process at: [PDF] (247 KiB)[PDF] (247 KiB)~507-389-1165

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program curriculum includes a post-nursing master’s program structured around the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education. Course content builds upon the master’s degree and consists of a minimum of 30 credits. Five semesters of doctoral didactic and clinical coursework culminates in completion of an evidence-based clinical capstone project (an option to progress over 10 semesters is also available). Throughout the course sequence, students will work with clinical experts and graduate faculty with expertise in applied research. A variety of teaching and learning approaches, primarily distance learning modalities, will be used.

Course Listing:

  • N711 Health Care Policy and Organizational/Systems Leadership (3 credits)
  • N708 Quality Improvement Safety, and Risk Management for APNs (3 credits)
  • N709 Health Care Informatics and Data Management (3 credits)
  • N710 Genetics/Genomics for Family Nursing (3 credits)
  • N707 Family Mental Health Nursing (3 credits)
  • N705 Family Nursing Practice (50 clinical hours) (3 credits)
  • N741 DNP Project I (50 clinical hours) (3 credits)
  • N742 DNP Project II (50 clinical hours) (3 credits)
  • N743 DNP Project III (50 clinical hours) (3 credits)
  • N712 DNP Clinical Internship (150 clinical hours) (3 credits)

Total: 350 clinical hours
Total: 30 credits