- Adult-Gerontology NP
- BSN On-campus
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Nurse Educator
- PhD in Nursing
- Psychiatric and Mental Health
- RN to BSN
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Community Nutrition
- MS in Nutrition
- Social Work
- MSW Distance Concentration
- MSW On Campus Concentration
- MSW Distance Foundation
Frequently Asked Questions
How many years RN experience are required?
At least one year of RN experience is required, two or more are recommended.
What is the deadline for admission?
January 15th is the deadline for completed applications to be submitted to the Graduate School for consideration for fall admission.
Can I apply online?
Yes. Please create your account in My GradSpace to complete the application online. This application can be used for degree, non-degree, and certificate programs. The Graduate School does not accept paper applications.
How much is the application fee? Can it be waived?
The application fee is $35. No, the application fee cannot be waived.
How many clinical practicum hours are required?
A minimum of 1,000 direct patient care hours are required.
Where do students complete their clinical component?
Students will work with our Clinical Placement Coordinator to identify a preceptor within their community. There is no guarantee that students will be placed with a preceptor in their community therefore, students must be willing to travel if needed for clinical practicum. The preceptorship must be in a successful practice, highly respected by the health care profession. The preceptorship must provide the student with a variety of clients across the lifespan. Students may be placed with multiple preceptors at different facilities for both primary and specialty rotations to ensure a well-rounded clinical practicum.
What are the qualifications of a preceptor?
The preceptor should be a Master’s or Doctoral prepared NP, MD, or DO with current, unencumbered license and certification. Professionally, the preceptor must exhibit interest and involvement in the advanced nurse practitioner role. The preceptor serves as host, sponsor, teacher, and role model for the student at the clinical site. Professional qualities that are needed to preceptor the FNP student are: interest in professional growth and continued learning; involvement in the agency and community; secure in role; confident, knowledgeable, and competent; has respect of peers; and is able to deal with conflict. Helpfulness, caring, flexibility, and enthusiasm are personal qualities that students value. Enjoyment of teaching, commitment to students, and willingness to work with beginners are important characteristics in the development of a positive student/preceptor relationship.
How many credits are required?
I took a course at another university. How do I get it assessed for transfer credit?
In order to determine if transfer credit can be awarded for a course from another university, a copy of the syllabus from that course must be submitted for review to the CNPD Office of Student Services. UND does not accept transfer credit which were completed by challenge examinations.
Are there any campus visit requirements?
Yes, students are required to come to campus one week per semester. During that time they will participate in traditional lectures, hands on lab, simulation and follow faculty in a clinical practice setting.
If I have a GPA below 3.0 should I apply?
A minimum of 3.0 GPA for the last two years of baccalaureate study is required. Some students may take a graduate level course to attempt to raise their GPA.
Are references or letters of recommendation required?
Three references are required and these are submitted via e mail to the Graduate School during the application process. Applicants are encouraged to get their references from professors, supervisors, and applicable colleagues. References from friends and family are usually not acceptable.
What is the anticipated cost for this program?
Tuition and mandatory university fees for graduate students may be found on the UND Student Account Services website at http://und.edu/admissions/student-account-services/tuition-rates.cfm
For information about available financial aid, please see the following:
What is your RAIN program for American Indian students?
CNPD has a program, Recruitment/Retention of American Indians Into Nursing (RAIN) which provides support services for American Indian students pursuing a nursing degree. http://www.nursing.UND.edu/rain/