Minnesota State and the University of Minnesota have entered into collaboration to reimagine nursing education and address the growing shortage of nurses in Minnesota.
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 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
First to offer DNP degrees in nurse anesthesia, nursing informatics, and health innovation and leadership.
Ranked 7th by U.S. News and World Report and largest full-time DNP program in the country.
Chair and professorship endowment fund valued at $14.4 million in 2021
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.
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.
Doctor of Nursing Practice student Tumani Jackson, BSN, RN, was accepted as a 2023 Health Equity Scholar at the Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy (CHEEA) at Harvard Medical School.
Clinical Associate Professor Misty Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAAN, (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa/Métis) was elected to the Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses (MNORN) board of directors. Her two-year term began Jan. 1.
The University of Minnesota School of Nursing and Shukutoku University School of Nursing and Nutrition in Japan signed a five-year agreement for cooperation and exchange to promote the wellbeing of the people of both countries.