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The mission of the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services is to recruit and retain a diverse student body by providing quality academic and career advising, developing committed alumni, and advancing leaders in the nursing profession who are lifelong learners.

Recruitment, Admissions and Enrollment

Recruitment, Admissions and Enrollment

We provide guidance, support and direction to future nursing students as they pursue or advance their nursing career. Our Recruitment and Admissions Coordinators are on the front lines to answer questions and provide information for any of our degree or certificate programs.


For more admissions information, please choose a degree or certificate program:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Master of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice
PhD in Nursing
Health Care Design and Innovation Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Leadership in Health Information Technology for Health Professionals Certificate
Post-Graduate Certificate

Academic and Procedural Advising

Academic and Procedural Advising

Our professional academic advisors provide students with the necessary and important tools and skills to navigate their collegiate career successfully. Regardless of degree program or certificate, our students received a personalized support regarding course selection, academic policies and procedures, degree planning and graduation. Our staff is very knowledgeable with the University's policies, procedures and resources so students can find confidence that they will help point them in the right direction should a question, issue or challenge arises.


For more current student information, please choose a degree or certificate program:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Master of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice
PhD in Nursing

Student Organizations and Leadership

Student Organizations and Leadership

The School of Nursing encourages students to define their leadership skills, foster student engagement and provide opportunities for all students to connect through interest topics. These student organizations are registered through the University of Minnesota's Student Union and Activities office and provide students ways to connect outside the classroom:

  • Allied Nursing Students Embracing Research (ANSER)
  • Diversity and Inclusivity Club
  • Global Health and Transcultural Group
  • National Student Nurses’ Association: Chapter at the U of MN (NSNA)
  • Nursing College Board
  • Nursing Students for Reproductive Health
  • Organization of PhD Students in Nursing (OPSN)

Degree Verification Requests

Degree Verification Requests

We can provide graduating students and alumni with verification of their degree if they received a degree through the School of Nursing. We will process your verification within one week of receipt and forward it on to the Minnesota Board of Nursing, another state's Board of Nursing or potential/current employer.

Drop off, email, fax or mail degree verifications to:

Office of Student Career and Advancement Services
University of Minnesota, School of Nursing
2-139 Weaver Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-7980
Fax: 612-625-7727
sonstudentinfo@umn.edu

Career Coaching and Services

Career Coaching and Services

We offer a variety of career services to our students as they seek internships, first jobs or promotions. From resume and cover letter reviews to the job search process and mock interviews, students recieve feedback or guidance to set them on the right foot when pursuing or continuing their nursing career. 

Student and Career Advancement Staff

Marc Skjervem

Marc Skjervem

Director of Student and Career Advancement Services
mskjerve@umn.edu

Amy Brown

Amy Brown

Student Services Administrative Specialist
General Inquiries
Degree Verification
Compliance/Background Checks/Immunizations
Room Reservations
aebrown@umn.edu

Kendall Clements

Kendall Clements

Student and Career Development Coordinator (Graduate Assistant)
Student Organizations
Career Coaching and Career Fair
Job Postings (GoldPASS)
Student Events
Leadership Development
cleme395@umn.edu

Pre-Licensure Programs - BSN and MN

Shannon Dahl

Shannon Dahl

Assistant Director of Student and Career Advancement Services
Pre-Licensure Programs Coordinator
Master of Nursing Admissions and Academic Advising
srdahl@umn.edu

Ali Nelson

Ali Nelson

BSN Academic Advisor
Academic course selection
Petitions
Leave of Absences
Freshmen Guarantee Mentor Advisor
Undergraduate Policies and Procedures
nelson18@umn.edu

Greta Simons

Greta Simons

BSN Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator
BSN Transfer Admissions (Rochester)
Nursing Ambassadors
Freshmen Nursing Guarantee Admissions (Twin Cities)
simon487@umn.edu

Doctoral Programs and Certificates - DNP and PhD

Alicia George

Alicia George

Assistant Director of Student and Career Advancement Services
Doctoral Programs Coordinator
DNP Academic Advising
PhD Procedural Advising
Plan Level Coordinator and College Coordinator - Graduate School
Doctoral Policies and Procedures
albe0138@umn.edu

George Sakkal

George Sakkal

Doctoral Programs Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator
NursingCAS
DNP Admission Policies and Procedures
Bentson Scholarship
PhD Admission Policies and Procedures

 

Contact Us

Office of Student & Career Advancement Services:

University of Minnesota, School of Nursing
2-139 Weaver Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-7980
Fax: 612-625-7727
sonstudentinfo@umn.edu

Interested in our programs?

Please tell us about yourself by creating a prospective student profile!

Prospective Student Email Contacts

ProspectiveMN@umn.edu
ProspectiveBSN@umn.edu
ProspectiveDNP@umn.edu
NursePhD@umn.edu
NurseCerts@umn.edu