North Dakota FNP Programs
We found a couple Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in North Dakota. Registered nurses in North Dakota seeking an Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree may select from programs at the University of Mary and the University of North Dakota.
Each program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE accreditation ensures that the program has been certified as offering an effective and high quality education that reflects current professional standards.
Online MSN Programs in North Dakota
The University of Mary in Bismarck offers several Online Master of Science in Nursing degrees, including a Dual MSN-MBA in Healthcare Administration, an ADN to MSN in Nursing Leadership & Management, a BSN to MSN in Nursing Leadership & Management, an MSN Nurse Educator, and an MSN Nursing Informatics.
The Dual MSN-MBA program is a hybrid program that requires some in-person evening classes; the degree may be completed in 2.5 years. The other degree programs vary in estimated length, with the shortest being 16 months for the BSN to MSN program and the longest being 24 months for the Informatics concentration.
University of North Dakota in Grand Forks Online MSN
The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks also offers an Online Master of Science in Nursing degree options. Students may select from concentrations in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Coursework is completed entirely online and the University assists with clinical placements. Students may graduate in as few as eight semesters.
Similar curriculum is available in Nursing Leadership & Management MSN programs. For comparison to the MSN-MBA program, the Nursing Leadership MSN at the University of Mary emphasizes the implementation of business concepts in a healthcare setting.
Students learn how to use information technology to improve nursing processes, evaluate quality and safety measures, and how to design cost-effective yet high quality health outcomes. Students who graduate from this program are prepared to seek employment as a Chief Nursing Officer, Nurse Administrator, or Department Director, among other roles.
Licensure in North Dakota
Nurses who graduate from MSN programs that prepare Nurse Practitioners are licensed as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) by the Board of Nursing. Requirements for licensure include current RN licensure and current national certification. Nurse educators and nurse leaders may be licensed as either an APRN or RN, depending on their individual training and educational background. APRNs who would like prescriptive authority must complete a separate application that requires review by the Board of Nursing staff.