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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.
160 representatives of health systems, industry, government, non-profits and academia convened for the fifth annual Big Data Nursing conference in Minneapolis. The volunteer initiative is advancing a plan to make electronic heath record data easier to enter, standardize and use to improve health.
Thank you to all who joined us for the 10th annual conference for those caring for a person with memory loss. We support and honor your journey. Hope to see you next year.
(Star Tribune, June 19, 2017) Meal sizes and sugary drinks are closely linked to childhood obesity. Key family counseling messages on healthy eating are linked to reducing childhood obesity.
(June 1, 2017) As the University of Minnesota marked the continuation of its 35-year partnership with the University of Iceland for another five years, the U of M School of Nursing was recognized as a founding collaborator in the academic relationship.

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