Find a Degree Program
The School of Nursing offers four robust degree programs.
You’ll learn from faculty who lead in nursing practice and research.
Master of Nursing
Have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing? You can be prepared to take the national licensure exam to become a registered nurse in just 16 months through the Master of Nursing program.
PhD in Nursing
Find the answers to the questions facing nursing and improve the health of patients and the community. New HyFlex option allows you to attend classes in-person or remotely. Discover more about our PhD in Nursing program.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Choose from 12 specialties and gain the interprofessional experiences you need to provide patient-centered care, lead systems changes and advance your career. Learn more about the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
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.
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
12th in NIH funding to nursing schools; 1st in Big Ten Academic Alliance. Along with Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & healing, received nearly $6M in NIH funding in 2020.
First to offer DNP degrees in nurse anesthesia, nursing informatics, and health innovation and leadership.
The school operates two Nurse Practitioners Clinics
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.
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 school was one of only 13 nursing schools to receive the HEED Award, which honors U.S. nursing, medical, dental, pharmacy, osteopathic, veterinary, and other health schools and centers that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Diane Twedell, DNP, MS ‘99, RN, CENP, FAONL, is one of two nurse leaders from Minnesota being inducted into the 2021 Class of Fellows by the American Academy of Nursing. Twedell is a nurse administer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Professor Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN, FAMIA, FNAP, FAAN, has been named the 2021 recipient of the American Medical Informatics Association’s (AMIA) Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award, recognizing an individual’s distinguished career and significant impact on the care of patients and the discipline of nursing.
The School of Nursing hosted a Welcome to the Nursing Profession - Gold-AACN Oath Ceremony for Nursing Sept. 10 at Coffman Theater to celebrate Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing students’ entry into the nursing profession.