• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $1,053.00 per credit (resident and nonresident)
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Doctorate Degree
  • Admission GPA
  • Application Deadlines
    Early Decision Review: January 2 | Final: March 1
  • Campus
    Twin Cities
  • College
    School of Nursing

The Integrative Health and Healing specialty prepares graduates to work with individuals, families, communities, and health systems in developing integrative approaches to health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management. An integrative approach includes engaging the patient as an informed and empowered partner, personalizing care, and using all appropriate, evidence-based therapeutic approaches.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of Minnesota is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


The American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) offers a certification exam which confers certification as American Holistic Nurse, Board Certified (AHN-BC). This is offered through the AHNCC.

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse designation is not used for the Integrative Health and Healing DNP graduate. This designation is reserved for advanced practice nurses prepared as certified nurse specialists, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and nurse anesthetists, recognizing their ability to prescribe pharmaceuticals. This is not the focus of the integrative health DNP program.

Program Format

The Integrative Health and Healing specialty of the DNP program is a three-year full-time program delivered online.

Students in this specialty are required to come to campus once each semester for a four-day session (Tuesday through Friday). In addition, students come to campus two to six days each semester for additional activities and coursework. Students also complete 1,000 hours at practicum sites arranged by the school. All other work is completed online.

Recommended 3- and 4-Year Program Plan

International Students

Applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents should understand that the University of Minnesota’s DNP program does not meet the requirements for eligibility needed to obtain the appropriate F-1 student visa or status because the DNP has limited (fewer than four) face-to-face on-site classes per DNP course. During the application process, we ask that international students use ECE or WES credential services for the evaluations.