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What 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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Mentoring the next generation of nurses

(April 2017) More than role models, preceptors show students how to handle real-life curveballs. Bridging the gap between the classroom and clinical practice, preceptors are experienced nurses who are knowledgeable about what they do and also want to teach others.

2017 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference2017 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference

(June 2017) Today 160 representatives of health systems, industry, government, non-profits and academia convene 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.

(Star Tribune, June 19, 2017) Meal sizes and sugary drinks are closely linked to childhood obesity. Key family counseling messages on healthy eating are linked to reducing childhood obesity.
(June 1, 2017) As the University of Minnesota marked the continuation of its 35-year partnership with the University of Iceland for another five years, the U of M School of Nursing was recognized as a founding collaborator in the academic relationship.
(May 22, 2017) A recent study in the Journal of Family Psychology shows that less media use at the table by parents is associated with lower body mass index for their children, suggesting phones, tablets and TV at meal time could influence child weight outcomes. This association between media use and child BMI was amplified when family dinners happen more frequently.
(April 17, 2017) The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine presented Linda Bearinger, PhD ‘91, RN, FAAN, FSAHM, with the prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Adolescent Health and Medicine Award. This award recognizes individuals for their commitment to improving health and health care for young people.

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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.


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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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We offer four robust degree programs. You'll learn from faculty who lead in nursing practice and research. 

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Ranked 2nd in nursing informatics education by U.S. News & World Report, we offer everything from certificates to doctoral degrees.
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