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Addressing substance use disorders in nurses

State leaders in licensing, education, practice and recovery have come together to develop a deeper understanding of substance use disorders in nurses in Minnesota and to identify a blueprint for action. See what they learned.
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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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US News & World Report DNP RankingDNP program ranked 13th by US News & World Report

US News & World Report ranked our DNP program 13th overall among nursing graduate programs. Our Informatics DNP specialty was ranked second and our midwifery DNP specialty was ranked fourth. Full information on the ranking methodology is available on the US News & World Report website.
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Faculty ad Honorem Joanne Disch was named the recipient of the Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for her accomplishments related to AACN’s Quality and Safety for Nursing Education initiative.
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.
(MinnPost, April 12, 2017) The very real issue of substance-use disorder among nurses isn’t something that gets talked about all that much in nursing schools. A new curriculum created by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and made available to nursing schools around the state is trying to get that timely conversation started.
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.

Transforming nursing education through state-of-the-art facilities

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. 

Leading Nursing Informatics

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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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