Find a Degree Program
The School of Nursing offers four robust degree programs.
You’ll learn from faculty who lead in nursing practice and research.
Master of Nursing
Have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing? You can be prepared to take the national licensure exam to become a registered nurse in just 16 months through the Master of Nursing program.
PhD in Nursing
Find the answers to the questions facing nursing and improve the health of patients and the community. New HyFlex option allows you to attend classes in-person or remotely. Discover more about our PhD in Nursing program.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Choose from 12 specialties and gain the interprofessional experiences you need to provide patient-centered care, lead systems changes and advance your career. Learn more about the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
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.
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
U.S. News & World Report ranked #16 best BSN program.
First to offer DNP degrees in nurse anesthesia, nursing informatics, health innovation and leadership, and integrative health and healing.
Awarded 2.3 million in scholarships during the 2022-23 academic year.
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.
The University of Minnesota is No. 6 in the 2023-2024 ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest the school’s DNP program has been placed by U.S. News. It was No. 7 in the previous ranking.
The University of Minnesota placed No. 16 out of more than 650 accredited nursing schools in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs ranking.
Sophomore students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program from the Minneapolis and Rochester campuses and first-year Master of Nursing students were welcomed into the nursing profession at a ceremony on Sept. 8 at Coffman Theater.