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Matthew Desmond: Photographer Barron Bixler

The School of Nursing is hosting Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, to discuss one of the most-anticipated books of 2023, Poverty, By America.

The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) of the Health Resources and Services Administration recently submitted its 18th Report to Congress via Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, who appoints all NACNEP members.

Clinical Professor Judy Pechacek, Densford Center Director Teddie Potter and Densford Center Director Holly Shaw at the United Nations in New York City.

The Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing was awarded associate member status in the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO).

Tumani Jackson,

Doctor of Nursing Practice student Tumani Jackson, BSN, RN, was accepted as a 2023 Health Equity Scholar at the Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy (CHEEA) at Harvard Medical School.

Wilkie Misty

Clinical Associate Professor Misty Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAAN, (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa/Métis) was elected to the Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses (MNORN) board of directors. Her two-year term began Jan. 1.

Shukutoku University MOUSchool

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing and Shukutoku University School of Nursing and Nutrition in Japan signed a five-year agreement for cooperation and exchange to promote the wellbeing of the people of both countries.

Fall Commencement 2022

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing celebrated the graduation of students in the Master of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs at a commencement ceremony Dec. 16 at Northrop.

AACN Grant

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing was one of 10 schools in the country to be awarded a pilot grant by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for A Competency-Based Approach to Leadership Development and Resilience for Student Nurses, funded by Johnson & Johnson.

Dana Erickson

The Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Northrop. Dana Erickson, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and its parent company Stella, will deliver the commencement address.


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.