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University of Minnesota

  • DNP
  • Minneapolis
  • Minnesota
  • 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, and health innovation and leadership.


    Largest full-time DNP program in the country and ranked #7 by U.S. News and World Report.


    15th in NIH funding to nursing schools; 1st in Big Ten Academic Alliance. Along with Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & healing, received nearly $5.5M in NIH funding in 2021.


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


    The BSN program is ranked 10th best by U.S. News & World Report.

    6 years

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


    Chair and professorship endowment fund valued at $14.4 million in 2021

    34 fellows

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

    2 clinics

    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


    Awarded 2.1 million in scholarships during the 2021-22 academic year.

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