Freshman Admissions

Freshman Admissions

Start your nursing program on day one

Beginning fall 2020, the University of Minnesota will admit freshmen directly into the School of Nursing on the Twin Cities campus. From day one, students will be a full member of the School of Nursing. Given demand for this program, admission is highly competitive.  

To be considered, students must submit both their complete application for freshman admissions (Available August 1), scholarships and the University Honors Program and the nursing supplemental application all by November 1. More information can be found on the Office of Undergraduate Admissions webpage

Why nursing at the University of Minnesota?

Why nursing at the University of Minnesota?

The school collaborates with premier hospitals, specialty clinics and community clinics to place you in settings where you can interact with patients, gain knowledge and receive continuous feedback.

Learning and living on a major research university campus, there are opportunities to work with and learn from faculty who are leading the nation in conducting important research. Few professions will offer you the flexibility, satisfaction and respect that a career in nursing delivers.

The University’s academic health sciences, including the schools of Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine, are nationally recognized. As a nursing student, you will have the opportunity to participate in classes and activities that will teach you how to work effectively with other members of the health care team to improve patient care.

If you are interested in continuing your education, you can explore your interest right here in our Doctor of Nursing Practice or PhD in Nursing programs.

Founded in 1909 and recognized as the first nursing program established within a university, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing continues to lead the profession into the future.

Length and commitment: Four years

Length and commitment: Four years

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a four-year degree program that includes one year of prerequisite courses and 2 introductory nursing courses (NURS 1030 and 1031) followed by three years of sequenced nursing courses and placements in clinical settings.

The BSN curriculum plan is full time during fall and spring semesters, but does not include summer semester coursework. Due to the sequencing of coursework, the BSN program is always four years in length, which includes students who may have earned college credit while in high school

The majority of coursework will be Monday through Friday during the day with the possibility of an evening course. However, junior and senior year clinical/practicum experiences could occur during the day, evening, early morning, nights, or on weekends. Providing your own transportation is highly encouraged during the clinical/practicum experiences as many of the locations are not accessible via public transportation.

Early Action
November 1

Final Deadline
January 1

Applications received after the early action deadline are considered on a space available basis only for the School of Nursing

Ready to take the first step?

The Office of Undergratuate Admissions want to get to know you! Here are two ways:

Schedule a visit: Nursing-specific visits are available Mondays and Fridays: 612-625-0000

Receive more information: Let the Office of Undergraduate Admissions know you're interested or call 612-625-2008