Judith M. Pechacek, DNP, CENP, RN

Clinical Associate Professor, Population Health and Systems Cooperative unit

Judith M. Pechacek

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-0944

Fax 612-625-7091

Office Address:
6-179 Weaver Densford Hall

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

Clinical Associate Professor, Population Health and Systems Cooperative unit

Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, School of Nursing

Doctoral Degree, University of Minnesota (Nursing Practice), 2009

MS, University of Minnesota (Science in Nursing), 1996

BA, Metropolitan State University (Nursing), 1990

AD, Inver Hills Community College (Nursing), 1982; LPN, Saint Paul Vocational Technical Institute, 1979


Professional Associations



Selected Publications: Journals

  • Pechacek, J. M., Drake, D., Terrell, C. A., & Torkelson, C. (2015). Interprofessional Intervention to Support Mature Women: A Case Study. Creative Nursing, 21(3), 134-143.
  • Skinner, L., Tripp, T. R., Scouler, D., & Pechacek, J. M. (2015). Partnerships With Aviation: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Health Care. Creative Nursing, 21(3), 179-185.
  • Lutfiyya, M. N., Brandt, B., Delaney, C., Pechacek, J., & Cerra, F. (2015). Setting a research agenda for interprofessional education and collaborative practice in the context of United States health system reform. Journal of interprofessional care, (ahead-of-print), 1-8.
  • Pechacek J, Cerra F, Brandt BF, Lutfiyya MN, Delaney C. Creating the Evidence through Comparative Effectiveness Research for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice by Deploying a National Center Intervention Network. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2015
  • “Decreasing pressure ulcer risk during hospital procedures: a rapid process improvement workshop.” Haugen V,Pechacek J, Maher T, Wilde J, Kula L, Powell J.J. Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse. 2011, Mar-Apr;38(2):155-9.
  • “Span of Control Matters”, Cathcart D, Jeska S, Karnes J, Miller S, Pechacek J, Rheault L, Journal of Nursing Administration, Volume 34, Number 9, pp 395-399 September, 2004

Selected Presentations

  • New Nursing Practice Laws: What? So What? Now What?, 12/11/2014
  • Gathering of Evidence for IPECP Nexi Affecting Triple Aim Outcomes
    National Center for IPECP, National Meeting, 11/4/2014
  • The Nexus Innovations Incubator Network: What does it mean to participate?
    National Center for IPECP, National Town Hall Meeting, 10/28/2014
  • National Center Data Repository (NCDR)
    National Center for IPECP, National Networking Meeting, 9/23/2014
  • NCDR - Advancing your Work Through Data and Evidence
    National Center for IPECP, National Meeting, 9/22/2014
  • The Leaders Role: NCDR, Survey Completion Strategies.
    Presented to incubator sites across the United States, 2013 - 2015
  • National Center Data Repository - Executive overview
    Presented to incubator sites across Unites states, 2013 - 2015
  • National Center Data Repository - Orientation
    Presented to incubator sites across the Unites States, 2013 - 2015
  • Transforming health care –
    “Healthy Environment Initiative at Fairview, One Hospital’s Experience”
    Health Care Summit, St Louis Park, Minnesota, May 2012

Awards and Honors

  • Star Award presented by MOLN for volunteer contributions, 2014
  • Gem Award presented by Fairview for “going the extra mile”
    Improving the patient Satisfaction, teamwork and the overall culture at the Birthplace, 2012
  • Leadership Safety Award presented by Minnesota Hospital Association, 2011
  • Outstanding Alumni of the Year presented by Inver Hills Comm. College, 2011
  • Fairview Special Recognition Quality Award
    Improving the quality of patient care, IHI Breakthrough Series ‘Reducing Adverse Drug Events’, 1997

Additional scholarly activities:

Member of the National Center for Interprofessional Education and collaborative practice operations team and data management team. Accountable to design, build, test and deploy the National Center Data Repository. Responsibility for data standardization, coordination of the Nexus member site data plans and submission to the national center. Member of the Center for Nursing Informatics.

Special Training / Certification:

  • Elements of Effective Capstone Writing Project, 2014
  • Human Centered Design Course, 2014
  • Quality Matters – Peer Review Certification, 2014
  • Quality Matters - Applying the quality Matters Rubric, 2014
  • The University of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning
    Early Career Teaching Program, 2013 - 2014
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives:
    Certified Executive Nursing Practice, 2009
  • Co-Active Coaching Training, 2003
  • High Potential Leadership Program
    Yearlong intensive leadership program, 2002
  • American Nurses Association:
    Nurses Association Certification in Nursing Informatics (expired)2001
  • Teamstepps Training, 1995