Minnesota Nursing magazine

Minnesota Nursing magazine

The current issue of Minnesota Nursing magazine examines the importance of cultivating resilience in nursing students and how an American Association of Colleges of Nursing grant is assisting the school in deepening its commitment to student wellbeing.

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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.

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


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


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


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


DNP #6 in US News Ranking

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.

Professor Emeritus Merrie Kaas and Professor Kathleen Krichbaum

New resources for teaching introductory aging content are available from the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), including toolkits created by School of Nursing faculty.

Spring Commencement 2023

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing celebrated the graduation of 136 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students, 111 Doctor of Nursing Practice students and 5 PhD in Nursing students, as well as 19 Institute for Health Informatics students, at a commencement ceremony May 15.

Zachary Taylor, Emily Gorzycki and Niloufar Niakosari Hadidi

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students Zachary Taylor and Emily Gorzycki were named recipients of the Sandra R. Edwardson Award for Excellence in Post-Baccalaureate DNP Scholarly Project.