Robin Austin, Rebecca Wurtz and Priya Rajamani

Partnership aims to diversify informatics workforce

$7.9 million grant to train students to use data to improve public health

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.

7th Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and 10th Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program per U.S. News and World report
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 #10 best BSN program.

# 7

Ranked 7th by U.S. News and World Report and largest full-time DNP program in the country.


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

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.

Research Day participant in front of poster


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.

Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference

The 10th annual Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science (NKBDS) Conference brought national experts to Minneapolis to discuss the future of nursing informatics and its alignment with the NKBDS strategic plan.

Embracing a Digital World

A new book series examines digital health and its opportunities for nursing and patient health. Nursing

Sarah Hoffman, Martin Michalowski, Lisiane Pruinelli and Barb Peterson

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved the promotions of four faculty in the School of Nursing.