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(Nov. 2) An exemplary partnership between the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and Fairview Health Services/University of Minnesota Health system was recognized in Washington DC this week by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for its national leadership and innovation.
Associate Professor Carolyn Porta was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Additional inductees are Kuei-Min Chen, Helga Jonsdottir, Barbara Tomczyk, Martha Hughesdon Turner and Richard Westphal.
For older adults, an accidental fall can be a pivotal event causing permanent changes in their mobility, independence and well-being. Because the costs and consequences of falls among older adults are potentially life-altering, new research on effective fall prevention strategies is gaining attention and support nationwide.
School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota received the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award today, a national honor recognizing US medical, dental, pharmacy, osteopathic, nursing and allied health schools that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The school is one of just seven schools of nursing in the country to receive the award this year.
John J. Spillane, of Wayzata, received the University of Minnesota School of Nursing’s Richard Olding Beard Award today. The award, presented by Dean Connie White Delaney, recognizes a non-nurse whose foresight, wisdom and advocacy for the nursing profession have led to better health care for all.
Dean Connie White Delaney was named president-elect of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR). FNINR provides resources to support nursing research and advance the mission of the National Institute of Nursing Research.
Dr. Dianne Willer-Sly is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. In 1986, she was a founding board member of the Austin Area Nurse Practitioner Alliance and in 1989 became a founding board member of Texas Nurse Practitioners. Subsequently, she helped to establish Minnesota Nurse Practitioners in 2009, of which she is now President.
(AARP.org, July 2017) Demand for health care is rising due to an aging and growing population, but the supply of primary care physicians is declining. One solution? Nurse practitioners (NPs) who can perform many of the basic tasks that primary care doctors do — assess patients, diagnose diseases, develop care plans and prescribe medications.

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