University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VA begin a new chapter in long history with Nursing Collaboratory agreement

Celebrating 75 years of academic affiliation with the announcement of a new Collaboratory aimed at improving nursing practice, education and patient outcomes.

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Welcome to the University of Minnesota School of Nursing
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Welcome to the University of Minnesota School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota provides its students with a world-class opportunity to learn, lead and discover in a dynamic learning and research environment. Our faculty are nationally and internationally renowned for their leadership, practice expertise and research discoveries. See full Message from the Dean.

Nursing students in the simulation center

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is on a courageous transformational journey toward becoming more inclusive, equitable and diverse. As a place dedicated to educating nurses and transforming the healthcare system, our school has committed to unapologetic and unequivocal advocacy to address injustice and create sustainable change.

Nursing Points of Pride

34 fellows

Thirty-four faculty are fellows of the American Academy of Nursing


U.S. News & World Report ranked #10 best BSN program.

$14.4 M

Chair and professorship endowment fund valued at $14.4 million in 2021

Research Opportunities

12th in NIH funding among nursing schools in the nation, with nearly $6M in NIH funding in 2020, University of Minnesota School of Nursing faculty lead innovative research and evidence-based practice projects with students, interdisciplinary colleagues, community partners and clinical affairs.

We address health issues such as Alzheimer’s, childhood obesity, diabetes, peripheral artery disease, opioid addiction and refugee trauma in local, state and global contexts.

Research Day participant in front of poster


For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing celebrated the graduation of students in the Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs at a commencement ceremony Dec. 17 at Northrop.

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing and the Peking University Health Science Center in China signed a 10-year agreement for cooperation and exchange to promote wellbeing in China and the United States.

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing and the Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam signed a 10-year agreement with the goal of establishing reciprocal exchanges and cooperative activities.


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