Jeff Aday


2015 grad finds right fit in rural two-nurse hospital

Jeff Aday went from having clinicals in the Twin Cities as a nursing student to his first RN position at a hospital with only two nurses on duty. Yet, he says, the health care needs are the same.
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Associate Professor Carolyn Porta

Carolyn Porta joins 2017 class of AAN Fellows

Assoc. Professor Carolyn Porta will be inducted at the American Academy of Nursing's annual conference Oct. 5-7. Also named was School of Nursing Alumna Martha Turner, PhD RN-BC, Assistant Director at the American Nurses Association.
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Woman walking dog in parkWhat moves seniors to move?

For older adults, a fall can be a pivotal event causing lasting changes in well-being. Assistant Professor Siobhan McMahon is exploring what motivates seniors to stay active and maintain their strength. 
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Dr. Dianne Willer-Sly is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. In 1986, she was a founding board member of the Austin Area Nurse Practitioner Alliance and in 1989 became a founding board member of Texas Nurse Practitioners. Subsequently, she helped to establish Minnesota Nurse Practitioners in 2009, of which she is now President.
160 representatives of health systems, industry, government, non-profits and academia convened for the fifth annual Big Data Nursing conference in Minneapolis. The volunteer initiative is advancing a plan to make electronic heath record data easier to enter, standardize and use to improve health.
(, July 2017) Demand for health care is rising due to an aging and growing population, but the supply of primary care physicians is declining. One solution? Nurse practitioners (NPs) who can perform many of the basic tasks that primary care doctors do — assess patients, diagnose diseases, develop care plans and prescribe medications.
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