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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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
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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.

Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center

The School of Nursing community has access to two facilities designed to foster research, hands-on simulations, and teamwork among health professionals. The School of Nursing's 11,000 square foot Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center offers simulation environments across the continuum of care. Interprofessional teamwork among health professionals is supported by the state-of-the-art Health Sciences Education Center.

Nursing Points of Pride


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


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

34 fellows

Thirty-four faculty are fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

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


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.

Dean Connie White Delaney

Dean Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP, was appointed by Gov. Tim Walz to the Governor’s Task Force on Academic Health at the University of Minnesota.

US News BSN 16 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.

Welcome to the Nursing Profession

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.