“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.
- 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.
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.
Students interested in nursing with a Junior status (61-90) from the University of Minnesota campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester are able to apply for early decision for admission to the Master of Nursing program at the School of Nursing on the University in the Twin Cities. Successful applicants will complete their undergraduate degree at their "home" campus prior to starting the program.
Nursing programs have various prerequisites, but they generally require a background in: