The School of Nursing is one of the largest nursing programs in Minnesota, with access to hundreds of clinical sites, large and small, rural and urban, within hospitals and community centers. The School of Nursing programs respond to the health care needs of the region, especially underserved populations, which include rural communities and residents with mental health needs. Health promotion, illness management and population-based care are the focus of the traditional undergraduate curriculum.
The Undergraduate Nursing Program prepares students for entry-level professional nursing practice, which includes preparing them to meet the needs of underserved populations. This level of education is based on core knowledge and clinical competency applied though a unique blend of critical thinking, caring, communication and collaboration.
Space is reserved in our nursing program for transfer students. Learn about the criteria and prerequisite courses for entering the Undergraduate Nursing Program.
The Veteran to B.S. in Nursing Program builds on the skills veterans acquire in the military to prepare for a career in nursing. This program runs in a cohort model in which veterans progress through the program together. Students receive personal advisement and academic support from a military veteran faculty member.