University of North Dakota

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing doctorate
Adult-Gerontology Nursing Track (CNS or NP) masters
Advanced Public Health Nurse Track masters
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track masters
Nurse Educator Track masters
Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Track (CNS or NP) N/A
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The nursing degree programs offered by the University of North Dakota College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University of North Dakota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 6
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Clinical nurse specialist
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – acute
Adult/geriatric – primary
Family/primary care
Psychiatric/mental health

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 60


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online N/A
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree N/A
Tenured or tenure-track faculty N/A
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training No
Tech staff supporting faculty 23 full-time; 10 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 15
Maximum class size 120

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students Encouraged but not mandatory
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Minority
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate N/A
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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