Welcome to the University of Minnesota School of Nursing

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.

School of Nursing - At a Glance

  • First school of nursing to offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in nurse anesthesia, nursing informatics, and health innovation and leadership.
  • Largest full-time DNP program in the country and the program is ranked 18th by U.S. News and World Report.
  • 12th in NIH funding to schools of nursing, 1st in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The School of Nursing and Earl. E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing received nearly $6 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in 2020.
  • The informatics program is ranked second in the nation and the midwifery program is ranked second by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Awarded $2.3 million in scholarships during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Fifth consecutive year of being recognized with the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine
  • Chair and professorship endowment fund valued at $13 million (2020)
  • Thirty-four faculty are fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
  • The school operates two Nurse Practitioners Clinics
  • Awarded the Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for Nursing Collaboratory






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


Optimal health and wellbeing for all people and the planet.

Welcome to the University of Minnesota School of Nursing