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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.

Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center

The School of Nursing community has access to two facilities designed to foster research, hands-on simulations, and teamwork among health professionals. The School of Nursing's 11,000 square foot Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center offers simulation environments across the continuum of care. Interprofessional teamwork among health professionals is supported by the state-of-the-art Health Sciences Education Center.

Nursing Points of Pride

34 fellows

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


The informatics program is ranked second in the nation and the midwifery program is ranked second by U.S. News and World Report.


U.S. News & World Report ranked #10 best BSN program.

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.

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing celebrated the graduation of 133 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students, 128 Doctor of Nursing Practice students and five PhD in Nursing students at a commencement ceremony May 13.

Clinical Professor Mary Benbenek Assistant Professor Cindy Bradley Clinical Associate Professor Maria Ruud

The Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship announced School of Nursing Foundation grant awards. Three faculty and one PhD student received funding to advance nurse research.

Jeannine Rivet

Jeannine Rivet, MPH, BSN, RN, FAAN, retired executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group, will deliver the commencement address at the School of Nursing’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13 at 2 p.m. at Northrop.


McNamara Alumni Center