Tuition-Free Nursing Academy
Join the University of Mary's Tuition-Free Nursing Academy
Apply today for your opportunity to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing tuition-free through the University of Mary’s Nursing Academy! Launched in September 2023, our Nursing Academy pathway provides an elite track for first-year, full-time freshmen within our legacy nursing program.
Secure Your Spot
Successful Nursing Academy applicants will each receive an invitation to interview with nursing faculty members on one of the below dates. Submit your application now to get started!
- October 19 & 20, 2023
- Application Deadline: October 9, 2023
- February 16 & 17, 2023
- Application Deadline: January 24, 2023
The University of Mary’s tuition-free Nursing Academy represents a bright new beginning for our nation’s aspiring nurses. If chosen as a Nursing Academy scholar, you will:
- Earn Your Bachelor's in Less Than Three Years
Nursing Academy scholars will complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2.6 years through the University of Mary’s one-of-a-kind Year-Round Campus program.
- Tour Europe
You'll enjoy an all-expense paid service-learning trip and pilgrimage made possible through the support of generous donors. Nursing Academy scholars will visit Italy, Germany, and France, spending time at the University of Mary’s Rome campus, taking in the colorful sights of Munich, and experiencing the breathtaking French mountain village of Lourdes.
- Gain Program Admission as a Freshman
Students accepted to the Nursing Academy will receive direct admission to our nursing program as incoming freshmen. This will give you a step up as you progress toward graduation and prepare to embark on your nursing career.
- Discover Exclusive Employment Opportunities
Nursing Academy scholars will benefit from personalized mentorship experiences and gain access to sought-after career opportunities with world-class health care systems.
Our tuition-free Nursing Academy was developed through a groundbreaking partnership with Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, with 47 medical centers in large and small cities throughout the Midwest. Valued support of the Nursing Academy is also provided by CHI St. Alexius Health. CHI is the third-largest nonprofit health care network in the nation, operating 101 facilities in 18 states.
A Legacy of Excellence
In May 2023, Mountain Measurement again awarded our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program top-ranking status, citing our graduates' outstanding NCLEX-RN pass rate.
Nursing at Mary
For over 60 years, the University of Mary has been training outstanding nursing professionals proficient in direct care, health education, and administration.
The University of Mary’s nursing program – within the Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences – integrates in-class instruction, hands-on experience, and cutting-edge simulation techniques to cultivate professional competence, intellectual depth, and moral courage. This is all fulfilled within our Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine identity and mission.
Traditional Scholarship Opportunities for Nursing Students
All our nursing students qualify for generous funding. Our scholarship opportunities include:
- CHI Nursing Scholarship – Students in our traditional nursing program can receive their senior year tuition-free.
- Sanford Scholarship – Freshmen and junior nursing majors are eligible for additional benefits offered through our partnership with Sanford Health.
- Undergraduate Scholarships – Explore a full range of undergraduate scholarship opportunities offered by the nation's most affordable, serious Catholic university!