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 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.
The school operates two Nurse Practitioners Clinics
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.
Benbenek, Friedrich, O'Conner-Von, Pechacek and Schorr receive appointments.
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.
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.