College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines

The UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines (CNPD) offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students in nursing, social work, and nutrition and dietetics.

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100 Years of Care

UND has a long tradition and strong reputation in nursing, medicine, health sciences and social services. UND continues to be a leader in improving health outcomes and extending access of care in rural regions.

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CNPD by the Numbers




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scholarships to CNPD students in 2018



CNPD Student Organizations

Our students are empowered to make a difference. Join a student organization and you'll positively impact your career, community and college experience.

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Social Work and Phi Alpha 

Learn more about social work as a profession, while providing service to your community. 

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Nutrition & Dietetics

Interested in nutrition and its affects on the human body? Join our open forum and earn service hours.

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Nursing Student Association

Get introduced to Nursing as a profession and participate in social and community service events.

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Nursing Student Council

Be a leader by promoting awareness of student concerns and supporting  Nursing activities.

Our Passion Fuels Progress

CNPD Strategic Plan

UND and the College Nursing & Professional Disciplines launched new Strategic Plans for 2018–2022. The plans illustrate the direction to sustain excellence in the ever-changing world of health, human services and higher education.


Planning and Culture
  • Maintain financial viability of all CNPD programs.
  • Continue to implement methods to improve communications between administration, faculty and staff.
  • Recruit and retain quality faculty.
  • Appoint mentors to coach new and junior faculty as needed.
  • Promote interaction and communication with students.
  • Create a culture of connectedness and collaboration through interprofessional education.
  • Continue rural health focus.
  • Ensure programmatic assessment processes systematically and reliably measure for program effectiveness.
  • Establish a focused research agenda for under-served groups in the Northern Plains Region.
  • Promote innovative rural development based products and/or services created as a result of, or informed by, CNPD research or scholarship.
  • Provide a comprehensive suite of high quality services in support of the research and scholarly activities of CNPD.
  • Strive to increase enrollment and retention of diverse students.
  • Partner with clinical/internship agencies that promote student growth and development.
  • Recruit and retain diverse faculty.
  • Increase engagement and involvement of stakeholders of CNPD, including but not limited to legislative, regional and local partners.

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines is to prepare future leaders, to advance human well-being and improve quality of life for diverse populations, with an emphasis on rural communities in North Dakota, the region and beyond, through the provision of high-quality innovative interprofessional education, research and service.