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“Working alongside public health nurses on a research project opened my mind to the interdisciplinary field of nursing. This experience, and many others at Morris, helped me develop the essential critical-thinking and interpersonal skills crucial for nursing school and my subsequent career.”

—Alicia Johnson ’12

Whether you are just starting to consider a career in nursing or are sure you want to pursue a higher level of training, Morris has the right tools to help you prepare.

We Offer:

  • Preparation with options: Prepares students for many career and training options
  • Psychology courses with a biology focus: Prepare pre-nursing students ready for careers and graduate study
  • Framework of cooperation with the University of Minnesota School of Nursing: Ensures qualified Morris graduates are considered for admission every year for the Master of Nursing program.

Morris Advantages

You'll need good grades—and more—to be admitted into a nursing program. Here are some of the advantages of preparing at the University of Minnesota, Morris:

  • University of Minnesota Infrastructure: As part of a major research university, Morris provides access to digital and technological resources not usually found on residential undergraduate campuses.
  • Award-Winning Faculty: Our classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants. We also have the highest percentage of Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education recipients in the University of Minnesota system.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities: Morris offers stipend programs and an annual Undergraduate Research Symposium to support undergraduate research, which gives students interested in health fields a competitive edge.
  • Nationally Recognized Study Abroad: Nearly half of Morris students graduate having done international study. Studying abroad helps prepare students for the international health service trips common in medical professions.
  • Community Connections: Thanks to strong relationships between the University and local medical providers, pre-health students can shadow medical professionals throughout the community.
  • Engagement and Leadership Opportunities: Morris has more than 90 student clubs and organizations, many of which provide opportunities for pre-health students to connect with their peers and develop strong leadership skills.

Preparing for Nursing School

Students interested in nursing can complete a BA at Morris, then enter a post-baccalaureate program. Nursing programs have varying prerequisites, but they generally require a background in: