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Master of Nursing

Program Overview

The Master of Nursing degree is a full-time, graduate-level program for students with a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field. This intensive 16-month program includes all the elements of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, plus additional graduate courses.

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to take the national licensure exam to become a registered nurse. You will also have up to 18 credits to apply toward a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Graduates are eligible for certification in public health nursing in Minnesota.

What makes our program distinct?

The school partners with more than 250 health and community organizations to provide students with exceptional supervised clinical experiences. As a student, you will have a range of learning experiences to further develop your skills, perspectives and understanding of the continuum of care provided by nurses.

For your last semester, you may indicate the type of clinical settings you prefer. The school will make an effort to place you in a setting that matches your preference. This gives you a chance to explore an area of particular interest to you such as public health

nursing, care of critically ill children or adults in hospital and home care settings, maternal child nursing or a variety of other specialty areas that might include cardiac, surgical or neurological.

Students in the Master of Nursing program represent a rich diversity of educational and professional backgrounds. Some bring prior experience as teachers, artists, attorneys, business people, technicians and more. This makes the MN experience one of great energy, openness and collaboration.

At the University of Minnesota

Located in a vibrant health care community, within a major research university and a dynamic Academic Health Center, the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota will provide you with opportunities for working in inter-professional health care teams with students and practitioners from other health professions. Students learn from faculty who are nationally and internationally renowned in their fields, many of whom also maintain clinical practices and are actively engaged in research and scholarship.

About Nursing

Nursing is a dynamic profession that has grown and changed over time. Today nurses apply scientific, analytic and technical knowledge and skills to provide safe and high quality care. Nurses strive to improve health for individuals, families, and communities worldwide.

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