School of Nursing at a Glance

Founded in 1909 and recognized as the first nursing program established within a university, the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota improves health through innovative research, exceptional academic programs and collaborative practice. Read more about the school in the Welcome Message from the Dean.

Points of Pride


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


Second largest full-time DNP program in the country and ranked #6 by U.S. News and World Report.


14th in NIH funding to nursing schools; Along with Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & healing, received nearly $5.3M in NIH funding in 2022.


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


The BSN program is ranked 15th best by U.S. News & World Report.

7 years

Seventh consecutive year receiving the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine.


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

34 fellows

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

NP Clinic

The school operates a Nurse Practitioner Clinic


Awarded the Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for Nursing Collaboratory


Awarded 2.1 million in scholarships during the 2021-22 academic year.