Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 13.6 k / Semester(s) Foreign:$ 20.9 k / Semester(s)  
StudyQA ranking:13927 Duration:60 months You need IELTS certificate

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Minnesota will prepare you for a rewarding career in nursing and provide you with a strong foundation for a wide range of professional nursing opportunities. Graduates are well-prepared to enter the nursing field or pursue graduate education leading to careers in teaching, research or advanced practice nursing.

Our mission: to generate knowledge and prepare nurse leaders who will create, lead, and participate in holistic efforts to improve the health of all people within the context of their environments.

Our vision: The School of Nursing envisions a world where nurses lead collaborative efforts to attain optimal health for all people.

The School of Nursing was founded in 1909 as the nation’s first continuously operated university-based school of nursing. The School offered a three-year program in which four students were enrolled. In 1919, a five-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing began. The shorter nondegree program continued until 1947.

The school celebrated 100 years of leading nursing and health innovation in 2009.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February 2; Tuition fee
  • USD 13626 Semester (National)
  • USD 20876 Semester (International)
Start date 2016 Duration full-time 60 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

  • General Psychology
  • General Chemistry
  • Assessment and Basic Nursing
  • Professional Nursing
  • Anatomy
  • Technical & Professional Writing; or Statistics
  • Informatics
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Nurse as Collaborator
  • Ethical Sensitivity and Reasoning in Health Care

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score : 586 TOEFL iBT® test : 95

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.


Prerequisite Courses
To be considered, applicants must, at the time of application:

  • Have a minimum of 1 biological or physical science course completed at time for an A-F grade. Biological or physical
  • science courses are defined as biology or chemistry for Twin Cities applicants and biology, chemistry or anatomy & physiology I for Rochester applicants only
  • Have completed or have in progress a minimum of 5 of the college-level/college credit prerequisites listed in the application with the ability to complete all 6 prerequisites (7 prerequisites for Rochester applicants) before entering the program in September.
  • At least 5 of the prerequisite courses completed or in progress must be taken for an A-F grade (1 can be pass/fail)
  • All prerequisite courses completed with a grade of C- or better
GPA Requirements
  • Have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have a minimum cumulative prerequisite GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) with at least 5 courses – completed or in progress – taken for a letter grade.
  • Applicants with fewer than 26 college semester credits completed at the time of application will also be evaluated on the following: Preferred minimum high school GPA of 3.4 (based on a 4.0 scale) and Average ACT score of 27.6 or SAT score of 1897

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.


University scholarship awards disburse in accordance with the University's financial aid award policy. Consistent with University policy, the total annual aid amount awarded to a student, including all scholarships and grants, cannot exceed cost of attendance at the University of Minnesota. Many campus-wide scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman or transfer students. Others are set aside specifically to fund particular activities.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing at the University of Minnesota is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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