Minnesota’s newest nursing school has a whole person and whole community focus

Our partners at the University of St. Thomas have begun recruiting for the first class of students to begin in fall 2022 at the Morrison Family College of Health School of Nursing.

We're particularly excited about this program's focus on whole person health. Read the description from their newsletter below, and we think you'll understand why:

A whole person and whole community focus

The School of Nursing will offer a curriculum aimed at showing students how to address health equity and change the systems that produce them. It is designed to educate students to treat the whole person – mind, body, spirit and community – and promote health and wellness.

“A St. Thomas graduate from the School of Nursing will know how to advocate for systems change,” Hang said. “They’ll be able to work well with others, understand how to use information to make good decisions and be comfortable caring for all.”

An emphasis on health equity, social justice, cultural responsivity and advocacy for the greater good is woven throughout the curriculum of both nursing programs. Through clinical placements, students will be exposed to the many opportunities available to nurses.

“The clinical placements that students who are going into nursing receive are going to look different at St. Thomas,” Hang said. “What we're seeking and what we have built are relationships with community organizations that have nursing in historically excluded communities including the Downtown Improvement District in the heart of Minneapolis.”


Learn more and read the rest of the University of St. Thomas newsletter here.