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Advanced Practice Nursing Programs

The Minnesota Board of Nursing has approved the following advanced practice nursing programs for the purpose of meeting the educational requirements for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse. Approval is the authority granted by the board for a controlling body to offer a program designed to prepare students to meet the nursing education requirements for licensure as a practical, professional or advanced practice registered nurse.

Accreditation is an external peer review process that evaluates the program's adherence to quality, continuous quality improvement, and program effectiveness set by the nursing profession. Accreditation is issued by a national accrediting agency, which are private, non-profit organizations. To view the current accreditation status of nursing programs, visit the accrediting agency website, as noted below.

Advanced Practice Nursing Programs


Augsburg University 
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner Program

2211 Riverside Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Bethel University
Nurse Midwifery Program

3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112

Capella University
Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Practitioner Program

225 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

College of St. Benedict
Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner Program
37 South College Avenue
St. Joseph, MN 56374

College of St. Scholastica
Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner Program
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

Mayo Clinic
School of Health Sciences Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program

200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Metropolitan State University
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

700 East Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

Minneapolis School of Anesthesia
700 East 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Family Nurse Practitioner Program

360 Wissink Hall 
Mankato, MN 56001

Rasmussen University
Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Specializations

8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 300
Bloomington, MN 55437

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesiology

2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404-4403

St. Catherine University
Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner Program

2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

University of Minnesota
Doctor of Nursing Practice
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master's Certificates in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs

College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing
100 Washington Ave S., Suite 1210
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Winona State University
Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs

Department of Graduate Nursing
400 South Broadway, Suite 204
Rochester, MN 55904

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