Virtual reality

Minnesota Nursing magazine

The current issue of Minnesota Nursing magazine examines some of the ways the School of Nursing is reimagining nursing education, including a $1.3 million American Nurses Foundation grant to pilot immersive virtual reality with structured clinical preceptorship.


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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.

Drawing of the forest canopy with white lungs superimposed

At the core of nursing is the understanding that when we create the right environment, nature not only can heal itself, but it is an essential partner in human health. Human health and the health of the planet are inseparable.

Nursing Points of Pride


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

5 years

Fifth consecutive year receiving the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine.


Awarded the Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for Nursing Collaboratory

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.

Siobhan McMahon

Associate Professor Siobhan McMahon, PhD, MPH, APRN, GNP-BC, was named a Distinguished Educator by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE).

Dana Erickson

The Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Northrop. Dana Erickson, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and its parent company Stella, will deliver the commencement address.


PrairieCare and the University of Minnesota School of Nursing announced the formation of a collaboratory to facilitate working together to improve nursing practice, education and patient outcomes as it relates to mental health care.


Northrop Auditorium