Earning a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) / Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is an excellent way to continue your career in nursing while preparing you for future opportunities! Since our start in 1994, our graduate program has become known for providing world-class instruction for nurses to reach the next step in their career. If you are seeking a doctorate in nursing practice as Family Nurse Practitioner, Minnesota State University, Mankato is an excellent choice. Our educational experience in the nursing field, practicing clinical faculty, convenient classroom and practice facilities, support Family Nurse Practitioner in accessing clinical placements, and many other benefits allow you to succeed and reach your personal and professional goals.

  • Conveniently located in Edina in state-of-the-art facility with free parking
  • High 1st time passing rates on FNP certification exam
  • Diverse student body
  • Placement coordinator who assists with clinical placement
  • High faculty to Student ratio for personalized education
  • Strong reputation in the healthcare community
  • Commitment to Rural and underserved communities
  • Family and Societal focus on FNP DNP program
  • High graduation rate

We have extended the application deadline to January 5th, 2024

Apply now and get started toward completing your goal!

Nursing Practice (DNP)

Minnesota State University, Mankato is proud to offer two DNP tracks for students interested in becoming doctorally prepared. 

  • BS-DNP/FNP Track: This full-time program takes 3 years to complete 
  • MSN-DNP Track: This part-time, fully online track takes 2 years to complete

Both tracks emphasize our renonwed family-focused curriculum, helping students learn how to provide the best care possible to individuals, their families and the community.


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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation Seal

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at MInnesota State University, Mankato is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

About the Program

Discover the learning outcomes, curriculum, advising and tuition information about the Doctor of Nursing program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Application & Admission

Get all the details about admission requirements and how to apply to one of our DNP Tracks: BS-DNP/FNP and MSN-DNP.

Nursing Practice, BS-DNP/FNP Track

Students admitted into the BSN to DNP Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner program progress full-time through the curriculum and obtain the DNP degree in 3 years.

Nursing Practice MSN-DNP Track

This post-masters DNP program is part-time, fully online, and takes 2 years to complete.

APRN Licensure

Find information on completing the APRN licensure forms for the board of nursing.