Mayo MOU

School of Nursing, Mayo Clinic form collaboratory to further advance nursing

The partnership will engage nursing faculty, nursing staff and nursing students in the development of strategies to enhance nursing education, research and practice.

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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.

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The vision of the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is to advance the health and wellbeing of individuals, organizations, and communities through integrative health and healing in partnership with the center, the School of Nursing provides educational opportunities such as the integrative health and healing DNP specialty degree and post-baccalaureate certificate.

Nursing Points of Pride


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

2 clinics

The school operates two Nurse Practitioners Clinics

39 fellows

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

Research Opportunities

15th in NIH funding among nursing schools in the nation, with nearly $5.5M in NIH funding in 2021, 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.

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U.S. News & World Report placed the University of Minnesota No. 7 in its 2023 Best Nursing Schools ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. The School of Nursing was tied for seventh with the University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt University.

Professor Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, Associate Professor Sarah Hoffman and clinical Associate Professor Dorcas Kunkel

Two School of Nursing research projects were among the eight projects awarded approximately $160,000 by the University of Minnesota Global Programs and Strategy Alliance.

Roxanne McMurray Kevin Smith and Robin Austin

The awards highlight, recognize and celebrate exemplary nurse innovators who improve patient safety and health outcomes.

Jane Anderson

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) named Jane Anderson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ANP-C, the recipient of the Nurse Practitioner Award for Excellence for the state of Minnesota. 


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