Fall 2023 Commencement

Fall 2023 Commencement

Nursing graduates encouraged to create connections, develop relationships

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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.

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.

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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

40 fellows

Forty faculty and emeriti are fellows of the American Academy of Nursing


Second largest full-time DNP program in the country


U.S. News & World Report ranked #16 best BSN program.

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.

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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.

NGO CSW forum

The Katharine J. Densford Center for International Nursing Leadership at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing was selected to host a parallel event during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) Forum.

APRN Conference

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is hosting the rural Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Conference Cannabis and Mental Health Care: Exploring intersections with advanced nursing practice.

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The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is cohosting the 48th annual Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Conference in Minneapolis on Feb. 28-March 2.