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, health innovation and leadership, and integrative health and healing.
Ranked sixth in the 2023-2024 ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs by U.S. News & 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 2023.
Second largest full-time DNP program in the country
The BSN program is ranked 16th best by U.S. News & World Report.
Eighth consecutive year receiving the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine.
Chair and professorship endowment fund valued at $20.3 million in November 2023
Forty faculty and emeriti are fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
The school operates a Nurse Practitioner Clinic in downtown Minneapolis.
The school has ten academic-practice partnerships. The collaboratories include Allina Health, Children’s Minnesota, Essentia Health, Faith Community Nurse Network, Hennepin Healthcare, M Health Fairview, Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minnesota Hospital Association, and PrairieCare.
Awarded 2.3 million in scholarships during the 2022-23 academic year.
The midwifery program is ranked second in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.