2016 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference

Big Data Conference Speakers in front of audience

The School of Nursing hosted the 2016 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference, which included a panel with Minnesota Rep. Erin Murphy, American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano and American Association of Colleges of Nursing CEO Deborah Trautman discussing advice for integrating nursing data into health policy with Dean Connie White Delaney.  June 3

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Senator Klobuchar

2016 Spring Commencement Speaker U.S. Senator Klobuchar

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing celebrated the class of 2016 during the School of Nursing commencement ceremony at Northrop. The school welcomed U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who delivered the commencement address. May 13 
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Joe Gaugler and Renee Sieving

School Names Chairs and Professorships

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing announced that Professor Renee Sieving, PhD, RN, FAAN, FSAHM, was named the inaugural holder of the Pauline A. Vincent Chair in Public Health and Professor Joe Gaugler, PhD, was named a holder of the Long Term Care Professorship in Nursing. May 2016 
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The 2017 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings published by US News and World Report today ranked the University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing 12th in the nation among schools offering the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, the highest-level practice degree for nurses.
Mekelle University with support of One Health Workforce Project through One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) has conducted e-learning training for 26 faculty and 28 students from the 8 colleges and 1 Institute.
As more baby boomers age, the need for quality end-of-life care – and people to provide it – continues to increase. This growing need also comes with the demand for quality training to prepare providers. To that end, nearly 900 people, including nurses, physicians, chaplains and bereavement counselors, will gather to learn how to best provide end-of-life care.
After years of our advocacy, Health & Human Services is pushing nurses to use common language in EHR.

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Our 11,000 square foot learning simulation environment for nursing education, research and professional development is designed to reflect the future of health care delivery and nursing science.


Conference room in Bentson facility

Our Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center was designed for optimal team education and training experiences involving a range of health care professionals, with high-tech facilities and technology and simulated environments that span the continuum of care.

It also provides opportunities for collaboration with the health care community.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016
9:30am to 10:30am
Thursday, August 11, 2016
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday, August 12, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Thursday, September 8, 2016
4:30pm to 5:30pm

Diversity makes us stronger

  • We asked our students to tell us what drives them to pursue nursing.

  • Fifteen seniors completing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program attended the University's Multicultural Academic Excellence's Celebration of Achievement

  • Inclusivity, diversity and curiosity in the classroom are core values. Meet Natya Stroud, a recent graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program in women's health.