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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Post Masters DNP

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Admission Process for Post-Nursing Masters DNP

 Must have national APRN certification for Post-Nursing Masters DNP Program 


  1. Prospective students apply to the College of Graduate Studies and Research send transcripts of completed masters and undergraduate degrees.  GRE scores will not be necessary for students with a masters degree.
  2. Prospective students apply to the School of Nursing: [PDF] complete graduate application form (121 KiB) , submit resume, copy of current RN license/APRN certification, and one reference from a nursing supervisor. Applicants may find it helpful to attend an informational meeting in mid October.  Applications are usually due November 1st for classes starting the following fall. Please email to learn about later submissions.
  3. Prospective students are evaluated and may be invited for an interview. We continue to review applications for classes starting each fall until classes are filled--please email to learn more about current availability.
  4. Recent MSU graduates should email to learn if the post-Masters DNP application is necessary.
  5. Our revised program is a six semester fully online program. Our website is being updated; however, the 8 courses listed below reflect the curricular plan with the courses taken in fall, spring, and summer over 2 years.

Fall Year I

Spring Year I  

Summer Year I

N708 Quality Improvement, Safety, and Risk Management for APNs (3 credits)  


N709  Health Care Informatics and Data Management (3 credits)

 N711 Health Care Policy and Organizational/systems Leadership (3 credits)

N607  Family Mental Health Nursing (3 credits


Fall Year II

Spring  Year II  

Summer  Year II

N610  Genetics/Genomics for Family Nursing (3 credits)

 N741 DNP Project I (100 clinical hours) (4 credits)

N742 DNP Project II (100 clinical hours) (4 credits)

N743  DNP Project III (100 clinical hours) (4 credits) 

Fall Year III

Spring  Year III

Summer  Year III


Fall Year IV