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Pre-Nursing

  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris

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:

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:

“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