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College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences provides innovative, accredited programs in the areas of nursing and dental hygiene to students like you. We promote educational advancement through uniquely designed programs, community partnerships, scholarly activities, and academic excellence, guided by our mission to prepare you to enhance the health of under-served and diverse populations upon graduation.

Why Nursing and Health Sciences?

Passionate about tackling the critical health concerns of your community? Preparing to making a path in the role of the modern, well-prepared caregiving professional? The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is here to partner with you, providing state-of-the-art training, innovative and cutting-edge programs, and instruction by active, expert practitioners and educators. With our community partnerships and deep relationships with practice settings across the state, we can help you find the perfect fit for your health care career.


  • Programs offered at our Saint Paul campus and many community college partner campuses throughout the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota through dual admission and enrollment processes
  • Programs on offer include Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing, Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, preparing nurses for advanced practice as family nurse practitioners; Bachelor of Science program in Dental Hygiene, Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Dental Hygiene, and the Master of Science in Advanced Dental Therapy program
  • Strong partnerships with local, regional, and statewide healthcare providers, giving training and practical opportunities for learning and experience

U.S. States and Jurisdiction Nursing and Dental Educational Requirements

Pursuant to USDE 34CFR 668.43, Metropolitan State University and College of Nursing and Health Sciences has not made a determination if the nursing and dental programs offered meet the education requirements for licensure for any other states or US protectorate:

For College of Nursing and Health Sciences students

Pre-Practicum Requirements

Documentation required for participation in family health and other clinical experiences.


Information about the TEAS Exam.