Centers Overview

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Center for Adolescent Nursing

The Center for Adolescent Nursing, which supports doctoral studies, serves as a national hub for nurses with expertise in adolescent health. The Center's purpose is to narrow the disparity that exists between the needs of youth and the preparedness of nurses to address these needs.

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Center for Aging Science and Care Innovation

The Center for Aging Science and Care Innovation is committed to improving the health, quality of life, and delivery of quality nursing care to older adults of diverse cultures. Center faculty are strengthening and expanding partnerships with community agencies and organizations that will advance gerontological nursing research and its utilization in practice and education.

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Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research

The mission of the Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research is to improve the health of infants, children, adolescents, parents, and families through the development and dissemination of evidence-based knowledge of effective interventions and best practices in primary and secondary prevention.

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Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs

The Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs offers a leadership track for nurses desiring expertise in the care of children with chronic illness and their families. We prepare advanced practice nurses to fulfill leadership roles in interdisciplinary clinical primary and specialty care, in the organization and delivery of nursing services, in policy and research arenas, and in educational and advocacy settings.

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Center for Nursing Informatics

The Center for Nursing Informatics is an International Classification of Nursing Practice Research and Development Center that focuses on the development of nursing knowledge through the use of standardized nursing terminologies and essential minimum data sets. The ultimate goal is to improve global health by the daily use of terms that adequately reflect nursing practice.

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Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership

The mission of the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership is to improve health and health care worldwide through the education, collaboration and promotion of nurses as strong leaders and good partners. The Center is valued throughout the world for helping nurses advance as leaders.

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Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing

The vision of the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is to advance the health and wellbeing of individuals, organizations, and communities through integrative health and healing. In partnership with the center, the School of Nursing provides educational opportunities such as the Integrative Health and Healing DNP specialty degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates.

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Institute for Health Informatics (IHI)

The Institute for Health Informatics (IHI) educates students and conducts reserach in the fields of biomedical and health informatics. Ranked second in the nation in nursing informatics education by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing contributes to the IHI through faculty expertise and their long partnership with Optum Labs. 

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Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute is enhancing the way research is conducted to make a meaningful impact on people's lives. They provide a comprehensive infrastructure of research services, training, grants, tools, and more.