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The School of Nursing offers four robust degree programs.
You’ll learn from faculty who lead in nursing practice and research.

US News rankings DNP 6 BSN 16
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


U.S. News & World Report ranked #16 best BSN program.


First to offer DNP degrees in nurse anesthesia, nursing informatics, health innovation and leadership, and integrative health and healing.


Awarded 2.3 million in scholarships during the 2022-23 academic year.

Research Opportunities

Ranked 14th in schools of nursing receiving National Institutes of Health research funding, at $5.3 MILLION in February 2023, 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


DNP #6 in US News Ranking

The University of Minnesota is No. 6 in the 2023-2024 ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest the school’s DNP program has been placed by U.S. News. It was No. 7 in the previous ranking.

US News BSN 16 ranking

The University of Minnesota placed No. 16 out of more than 650 accredited nursing schools in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs ranking.

Welcome to the Nursing Profession

Sophomore students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program from the Minneapolis and Rochester campuses and first-year Master of Nursing students were welcomed into the nursing profession at a ceremony on Sept. 8 at Coffman Theater.

Endowed chairs & professors

The School of Nursing announced the appointment of five endowed chairs and professors.