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Teddie Potter and Ryne Wilson

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing received an A- on the 2024 Planetary Health Report Card.

Barb Peterson

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

Commencement 2024

Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Brooke Cunningham, PhD, MD, delivered the commencement address, encouraging graduates to have the courage to trust their inner voices to accelerate change.

research day 2024

Faculty, students and community partners gathered in person and virtually April 12 for the school’s Nursing Research Day, Nursing Research: A Catalyst for Health Equity.


Professor Jayne Fulkerson, PhD, was named a McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Nursing.

Endowed Chairs

The School of Nursing announced the appointment of eight endowed chairs and professors.


The Center for Nursing Equity and Excellence (CNEE), which was launched through a partnership between the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State, was awarded a $740,000 grant from the Department of Employment and Economic Development's (DEED) to launch a Pre-Licensure Nursing Apprenticeship pilot program.

Rozina Bhimani

Associate Professor Rozina Bhimani, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, CRRN, Long Term Care Professor in Nursing, received the Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education Award and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Clinical Professor Sherry Chesak and Clinical Associate Professor Dorcas Kunkel

Clinical Professor Sherry Chesak, PhD, RN, and Clinical Associate Professor Dorcas Kunkel, DNP, RN, PHN, CNE, CPHIMS, were inducted into the National Academies of Practice (NAP).

Annex teen clinic

The Annex Teen Clinic, an academic-practice partner of the School of Nursing, helps young people take charge of their sexual health by providing confidential health services and education.