PrairieCare, School of Nursing form collaboratory to improve mental health care

November 9, 2022


PrairieCare and the University of Minnesota School of Nursing announced the formation of a collaboratory to facilitate working together to improve nursing practice, education and patient outcomes as it relates to mental health care.

The collaboratory will serve as a nursing think tank and incubator for creativity and innovation that will engage faculty, staff and students in the development of strategies to enhance education, research and practice.

“Nursing is integral in meeting the increased demand for mental health services, particularly in rural communities,” says Dean Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP. “Preparing more Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners is a top priority for the School of Nursing and we are thrilled to be able to work with PrairieCare to meet the care needs of our community.”

“Amazing things happen when two organizations of excellence join forces to make a difference,” says Mandy Dageford MSN, CENP, chief nursing officer of PrairieCare. “PrairieCare is excited to partner with the University of Minnesota School of Nursing to create innovative strategies that will enhance and uplift the profession of nursing within the mental health field and positively impact our patients and our communities.”

PrairieCare is one of the nation’s largest providers of premier psychiatric services offering a continuum of mental health services to the Twin Cities metro area, Rochester, and Mankato.

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Steve Rudolph
School of Nursing