Hope Ukatu

The privilege to care

DNP graduate Hope Ukatu says it was her father’s example of serving his community that inspired her to find a career where she could help people. “As a nurse practitioner, I work hard to ensure patients feel they are cared for,” said Ukatu.
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The feeling is mutual

Joan Liaschenko is called upon often to help patients, families and health care teams navigate complex and emotionally-charged decisions about care. As director of the Ethics Consultation Service for the University of Minnesota Medical Center, she relies on the expertise of colleagues from multiple disciplines.
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Seeds of Innovation conferencePlanting Seeds of Innovation Conference

Planting Seeds of Innovation was designed to help nurses to play a more active role in inventing and tweaking products, partly because they’re already heavy users of medical equipment.
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(Star Tribune, Feb. 8, 2017) Associate professor Jeanne Pfeiffer explains how to avoid germs when those around you are ill.. “We say distance is a barrier,” she said. “When someone isn’t feeling well but they’re not staying home, we like to keep 3 feet of distance.”
It’s a long road from tending tobacco fields in North Carolina to being named one of the 350 women who changed the world by Working Women magazine, but General Clara Adams-Ender has always defied convention.
(Nov. 10, 2016) After serving overseas as an IT technician on the USS Ross, Karl Gores found his calling in nursing and is currently enrolled in our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
(Reuters, Nov. 1, 2016) Parents may be too busy to cook family dinners, but that isn’t the only reason they turn to microwaveable frozen meals. Parents can often feel unable to prepare foods on their own that their families will like as much as prepackaged dinners.

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