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Professor Emeritus Merrie Kaas and Professor Kathleen Krichbaum

New resources for teaching introductory aging content are available from the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), including toolkits created by School of Nursing faculty.

Spring Commencement 2023

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing celebrated the graduation of 136 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students, 111 Doctor of Nursing Practice students and 5 PhD in Nursing students, as well as 19 Institute for Health Informatics students, at a commencement ceremony May 15.

Zachary Taylor, Emily Gorzycki and Niloufar Niakosari Hadidi

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students Zachary Taylor and Emily Gorzycki were named recipients of the Sandra R. Edwardson Award for Excellence in Post-Baccalaureate DNP Scholarly Project.

Planetary Health

Kelsey Wirth, MBA, board chair and co-founder of Mothers Out Front, delivered the third annual Planetary Health Guest Lectureship, Building the Power We Need to Create a Better World for our Children. 

Barb Peterson

Clinical Professor Barbara Peterson, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, APRN, FNAP, was elected the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) Board of Directors president-elect.

Donna Bliss

Professor Donna Bliss, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, was selected to be inducted as a 2023 Fellow of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society.

DNP #6 in US News Ranking

The University of Minnesota is No. 6 in the 2023-2024 ranking of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest the school’s DNP program has been placed by U.S. News. It was No. 7 in the previous ranking.

Research Day

Faculty, students and community partners gathered in person and virtually April 14 for the school’s Nursing Research Day, Addressing Health Disparities and Promoting Social Justice through Nursing Research.

MNRS award winners

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is one of the co-hosts of the 2024 MNRS conference, which will be held in Minneapolis Feb. 28-March 2, 2024.

Joanne Donnelly

Clinical Assistant Professor Joanne Donnelly, DNP, APRN, CRNA, was selected to be inducted as a 2023 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA).