School of Nursing at a Glance

Founded in 1909, the School of Nursing is recognized as the first program established within a university and continues to lead nursing education and the profession into the future. Read more about the school in the Welcome Message from the Dean.

Points of Pride

#1

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

#2

Second largest full-time DNP program in the country and ranked in the top 10% by U.S. News and World Report.

#12

12th in NIH funding to nursing schools; 1st in Big Ten Academic Alliance. Along with Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & healing, received nearly $6M in NIH funding in 2020.

#2

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

$2.3M

Awarded 2.3 million in scholarships during the 2020-21 academic year.

5 years

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

$13M

Chair and professorship endowment fund valued at $13 million in 2020

34 fellows

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

2 clinics

The school operates two Nurse Practitioners Clinics

Award

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

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Mission

To generate knowledge and educate leaders to shape the future of nursing and advance health care to improve the health and well-being of all.

Vision

Optimal health and well-being for all people and the planet.

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