Center Projects

Big Data

The vision of the Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Initiative is better health outcomes that will result from the standardization and integration of information nurses gather in electronic health records (EHR) and other information technologies (IT).

This data is increasingly the source of insights and evidence used to prevent, diagnose, treat, and evaluate health conditions. The addition of rich contextual data about patients and nursing care (including environmental, geographical, behavioral, imaging data, and more) will lead to breakthroughs for individuals, families, communities, and populations.

2018 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data Science Conference


Contact Lisiane Pruinelli to join a workgroup.

Nursing Informatics Education and Resources

Ranked second in the nation in nursing informatics education by U.S. & World Report, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing prepares nurses and nurse educators to utilize and teach effective use of technology in health care.

The school’s internationally-renowned informatics faculty are uniquely qualified to teach the essential and advanced competencies in nursing informatics and deliver:

  • hands-on experience with the latest technology
  • small class sizes
  • mentoring in big data management and research to improve outcomes
  • offering individual courses, workshops, doctoral programs

FInd out more about our Nursing Informatics Education and Resources

Optum Labs Partnership

The School of Nursing became one of seven inaugural research partner with Optum Labs, the collaborative research and innovation center founded by Optum and Mayo Clinic. The School of Nursing was the only school of nursing in the country to participate in the first two years. Partners were provided access to information resources, proprietary analytical tools and scientific expertise to help drive the discovery of new applications, testing of new care pathways and other opportunities to drive innovation in wellness care delivery.

ICNP Catalogues

The focus of the Center is on the development and testing of ICNP catalogues to simplify the use of ICNP in practice. Priorities include:

  • Adherence (concordance) with Treatment
  • Mental Health (beginning with adolescent girls)
  • Cardiovascular Disease (beginning with congestive heart failure)
  • HIV/AIDS (beginning with home care)
  • Oncology
  • Family Nursing
  • Women's Health
  • Urinary Incontinence

Find more information on ICNP Catalogues

Minimum Data Sets

Minimum Data Sets for nursing are the essential minimum data to represent the practice of nursing. The Center for Nursing Informatics includes three categories of minimum data sets. Click on each link to view more details about each.

USA - Nursing Management Minimum Data Set (NMMDS)

USA Nursing Minimum Data Set

International Minimum Data Sets (i-NMDS)

Omaha System

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing Omaha System Partnership is a collaboration with community members to further to use of the Omaha system.

Find more information about the Omaha System Partnership