DNP student Mattie Ellenson

Minnesota Nursing magazine

The current issue of Minnesota Nursing magazine explores the ways the school is improving the health of those living in rural communities, including a profile of DNP student Mattie Ellenson who was named an Emerging Rural Health Leader.

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The School of Nursing offers four robust degree programs.
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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


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


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


Awarded 2.3 million in scholarships during the 2022-23 academic year.

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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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.

Christine Mueller

Professor Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, was named the recipient of the prestigious Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

Christine Mueller

After decades of advocacy, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a highly anticipated final rule in April that  creates requirements for 24-hour, 7-day a week registered nurse (RN) staffing at nursing homes as well as setting a minimum of .55 hours per resident day of RN staffing.

Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference 2024

This year’s conference, held June 5-7 at McNamara Alumni Center, explored artificial intelligence (AI), nursing innovations, and the ethical implications of using technologies for nursing care.