Deborah R. Ringdahl, DNP, APRN, CNM

Clinical Associate Professor, Child and Family Health Cooperative, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

Deborah R. Ringdahl

Contact Info

ringd001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-0913

Fax 612-626-6606

Office Address:
6-115 Weaver-Densford Hall

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

Clinical Associate Professor, Child and Family Health Cooperative, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

American College of Nurse-Midwives

School of Nursing


DNP, University of Minnesota, 2009

MS, University of Minnesota (Nursing), 1982

BSN, St. Louis University (Nursing), 1978;BA, Luther College (Biology/Scandinavian Studies), 1977

Summary

Debbie Ringdahl, DNP, RN, CNM, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Integrative Health and Healing (IHH) DNP Program at the University of Minnesota (UMN) School of Nursing (SoN). She began teaching Reiki classes for the Center for Spirituality and Healing in 2003 and since then has been engaged in scholarship and teaching that supports a more integrative model of nursing care. She is an active proponent of advancing nursing leadership within integrative health and has introduced integrative health scholarship into her undergraduate and graduate teaching within the School of Nursing. She has utilized her clinical experiences in both nurse midwifery and Reiki practice to inform her scholarship and teaching, focusing on a) integrative nursing leadership and b) use of integrative therapies for symptom management.

Dr. Ringdahl obtained her DNP degree from the UMN SoN, focusing her studies on the role of nursing in the development of a more integrative model of health care. Her DNP project, Implementation of a Hospital-Based Reiki Program investigated the use of Reiki by nursing staff for symptom management of patients receiving chemotherapy. She received a 2013-2014 University of Minnesota School of Nursing Foundation grant to conduct a needs assessment for implementation of a Reiki Program on a Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit (BMT). She has served as consultant for long term care facilities to support the use of integrative therapies for symptom management and quality of life. 

Expertise

Integrative Nursing

Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health

Reiki

Awards & Recognition

E. Louise Grant Award, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, 2017

Daisy Award for Out of the Box Thinking, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, 2013

Public Service Award, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, 2005

Professional Associations

Research

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Ringdahl, D. (2018). Chapter 38 Graduate Nursing Education for Integrative Nursing. In Kreitzer, M.J. & Koithan, M., Eds. Integrative Nursing, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press.
  • Ringdahl, D., Pool, N. & Koithan, M. (2018). Chapter 15 Integrative nursing and symptom management. In Kreitzer, M.J. & Koithan, M., Eds. Integrative Nursing, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press.
  • Pool, N., Koithan, M., & Ringdahl, D. (2018). Chapter 23 Nursing as an Integrative Healthcare Profession. In Kreitzer, M.J. & Koithan, M., Eds. Integrative Nursing, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press.
  • Ringdahl, D. (2018). Chapter 25 Reiki. In Lindquist, R., Snyder, M., & Tracy, M.F. Eds Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Nursing, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th ed. Springer Publishing Co,
  • Ringdahl, D. & Saftner, D. (2018). Chapter 8 section Nurse midwife. In Zaccagnini, M. & White, K. Eds. The Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials: A New Model for Advanced Practice Nursing, 4th ed. Jones and Bartlett Publishers
  • Beese, R. & Ringdahl, D. (2018) Enhancing spirituality as an intervention in a multidisciplinary community health and wellness Center: A health care improvement project. Creative Nursing,24(1), 111.

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Integrative Health and Nursing; DNP seminars; Nurse-midwifery and women's health issues; Reiki Level I and II (through CSPH)

Clinical

Board Certifications

CNM, 2009