Minnesota Nursing magazine

The current issue of Minnesota Nursing magazine explores the ethics of artificial intelligence in nursing and examines an initiative launched by the school to make recommendations of its use.

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US News rankings DNP 6 BSN 16
Welcome to the University of Minnesota School of Nursing

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

# 6

Ranked sixth in the 2023-2024 ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs by U.S. News & World Report.


14th in NIH funding to nursing schools; Along with Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & healing, received nearly $5.3M in NIH funding in 2023.


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

Research Opportunities

Ranked 14th in schools of nursing receiving National Institutes of Health research funding, at $5.3 MILLION in February 2023, 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


HEED 2023 Logo

For the eighth consecutive year, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine.


Assistant Professor Robin Austin, PhD, DNP, DC, RN-BC, FAMIA, FNAP, and Associate Professor Sripriya Rajamani, PhD, MBBS, MPH, FAMIA, were named the recipients of the Academic Forum Best Paper Award.

Jenna Marquard

Professor Jenna Marquard, PhD, FACMI, Cora Meidl Siehl Chair in Nursing Research for Improved Patient Care, was inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) during a ceremony in November.

give to the max day 2023

More than 50 University of Minnesota School of Nursing alumni and friends donated over $32,000 to the I Want to be a Nurse scholarship fund during Give to the Max Day 2023.