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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The School of Nursing offers four robust degree programs.
You’ll learn from faculty who lead in nursing practice and research.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Experience the community of a small college while you take advantage of the opportunities a Big 10 University provides in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
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 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.
The school operates two Nurse Practitioners Clinics
Thirty-nine faculty are fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
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.
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.
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.
The awards highlight, recognize and celebrate exemplary nurse innovators who improve patient safety and health outcomes.
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.