Find Online Master of Nursing Programs in North Dakota
There are 5 Master of Science in Nursing Programs in North Dakota in our online directory, and all 5 programs are CCNE accredited. 100% of the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs are CCNE accredited.
Typical curriculum for MSN programs vary based on the specialization and track selected. Many programs prepare students for certification as a Nurse Practitioner.
According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, NP programs should provide theoretical and evidence-based clinical knowledge that prepare students for national certification in their anticipated area of population-focused practice.
In 2017 the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) delineated an array of competencies that should be mastered in NP programs, such as assuming leadership roles to initiate change, using the best available clinical evidence to continuously improve outcomes, completing needs assessments of populations served, and using advanced health assessments to distinguish between variations of normal and abnormal.
Some nurses choose to complete a dual MSN-MBA degree in order to position themselves as healthcare executives. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for healthcare executives is expected to grow 20% by 2026.
Typical coursework covers topics in developing resilient leadership, critiquing research, and evidence-based nursing and business practices. Students at the MSN-MBA program at the University of Mary complete 500 experiential hours which give students the opportunity to apply their learning through service projects and leadership experiences. During the required capstone, students work as a part of a clinical team to develop a service project that serves the community.
NPs practicing in North Dakota have full practice authority. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, this means that state law allows NPs “to evaluate patients; diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests; and initiate and manage treatments, including prescribing medications and controlled substances, under the exclusive licensure authority of the state board of nursing.” This regulatory structure is considered to be the ideal.
MSN and FNP Salaries in North Dakota
According to data published in May 2018 by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a Nurse Practitioner in North Dakota was $106,200. This is significantly higher than the average RN salary of $65,740.
North Dakota’s need for Nurse Practitioners is expected to increase in upcoming years. According to a 2017 report by the University of North Dakota’s School of Nursing, North Dakota’s population is increasing and exacerbating a shortage of providers in rural areas, particularly at community health centers, critical access hospitals, and rural health clinics. The state has already experienced a 129% increase in licensed NPs since 2009.
All Accredited Schools with MSN Degrees in North Dakota
- ADN to MSN Nursing Leadership and Management
- University of Mary offers an ADN to MSN Nursing Leadership and Management program for nurses interested in becoming leaders in organizational and administrative roles. The program is accredited and completed either on campus or online.
- BSN to MSN Nurse Educator
- The BSN to MSN Nurse Educator program at the University of Mary prepares nurses for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The program is completed entirely online.
- MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
- The Family Nurse Practitioner program at the UND offers students the skills they need to function in health care delivery, management and education. The program is studied both on campus and online.