Robin Austin, Rebecca Wurtz and Priya Rajamani

Partnership aims to diversify informatics workforce

$7.9 million grant to train students to use data to improve public health

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.

7th Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and 10th Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program per U.S. News and World report
Welcome to the University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Mon, 06/28/2021 - 13:25

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.

black male with arms outstretched and eyes closed in a park

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


15th in NIH funding to nursing schools; 1st in Big Ten Academic Alliance. Along with Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & healing, received nearly $5.5M in NIH funding in 2021.

2 clinics

The school operates two Nurse Practitioners Clinics

$14.4 M

Chair and professorship endowment fund valued at $14.4 million in 2021

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


U.S. News & World Report placed the University of Minnesota No. 7 in its 2023 Best Nursing Schools ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. The School of Nursing was tied for seventh with the University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt University.

Endowed Chairs

Benbenek, Friedrich, O'Conner-Von, Pechacek and Schorr receive appointments.

Beard Award

Michael W. Rohovsky, David A. Rothenberger, and Dee Thibodeau were recognized with the School of Nursing’s Richard Olding Beard Award during a ceremony on Sept. 15.

University of Minnesota, Vin University sign 10-year agreement

The University of Minnesota and Vin University in Hanoi, Vietnam signed a 10-year agreement to promote the academic collaboration between the two universities and to promote the wellbeing of the people of both countries.