Faith Community Nurse Network, School of Nursing announce collaboratory

May 6, 2022

Connie Delaney and Jess Drecktrah

Faith Community Nurse Network and University of Minnesota School of Nursing announced the formation of a collaboratory to enhance nursing education, research and practice. This nursing think tank engages faculty, staff and students with the Faith Community Nurse Network and serves as an incubator for creativity and innovation.

“FCNN’s mission of providing a whole-person approach to individual and population health aligns well with the School of Nursing’s,” says Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP, dean of the School of Nursing. “Adding their focus brings expanded opportunities for engagement of our students throughout Minnesota as well as enhanced collaboration with our other four collaboratories.”

“Through this partnership, we look forward to advancing faith community nursing practice as we invite and walk alongside students, staff and faculty within the circles of health promotion and education we provide in community,” says Jess Drecktrah, MHA, MN, RN, chief nursing officer of FCNN.

The parties aim to create innovative and high-quality curricula tailored for multiple delivery modes and to increase health care delivery and policy. An additional goal of the collaboratory is to serve as a national and international leader in advancing planetary health through systems thinking, leadership, and the teaching and practice of population-based health.

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