Mary Chesney

NURSING Faculty Chesney MaryMary Chesney, PhD, RN, CNP, FAAN
Clinical Associate Professor
Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

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Office Location:
6-127 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Co-operative Unit:
Child and Family Health

Center Membership:
Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research
Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Center for Neurobehavioral Development

Education Background:
B.A. Nursing, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
MS Public Health Nursing (PNP Program), University of Minnesota-TC
PhD Nursing (Children with Special Health Care Needs Program), University of Minnesota-TC

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 1981, National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners & Nurses

Teaching Interests:
Public policy, nursing and health care leadership, pediatric primary care, care of children and youth with special health care needs, APRN roles and issues

Research Interests:
Health care delivery/reform models for children with special health care needs
Utilization of advance practice registered nurses in health care reform models
Family adjustment following international adoption and special needs adoption

Public Policy and Professional Leadership:
Health Policy Chair for National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) July 2010 to present
Appointed to MN Board of Nursing APRN Consensus Model Task Force December 2009 to February 2010
Appointed by MN Commissioners of Health and DHS to Minnesota Quality Improvement Institute (a health care transformation think-tank) September 2009 to present
Chair of MN APRN Legislative Coalition & Steering Committee September 2009 to present
Appointed by MN Commissioner of Health to Co-Chair the MN Health Care Homes Outcome Measurement Work Group August 2009 to present
Appointed as Minnesota Nurses Association representative on Minnesota Health Care Reform Review Council September 2008 to present
Appointed as Minnesota Nurses Association representative on Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Workforce Shortage Study Group September to December 2008
Appointed as Minnesota Nurses Association representative to Minnesota Legislative Health Care Access Commission Cost Containment Work Group August to November 2007

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