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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. 17 at Northrop.

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing and the Peking University Health Science Center in China signed a 10-year agreement for cooperation and exchange to promote wellbeing in China and the United States.

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing and the Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam signed a 10-year agreement with the goal of establishing reciprocal exchanges and cooperative activities.

Laurissa Stigen, MS, RN, system campus partnership and project coordinator at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and registered nurse at the Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls, was named the recipient of the 2021 Minnesota Rural Health Hero Award.

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The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has re-accredited all of the University of Minnesota’s programs eligible for CCNE accreditation, including the school’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate certificate programs.

The Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held in person on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at Northrop. Shonda Craft, PhD, LMFT, dean of the College of Health and Wellness Professions at St. Cloud State University, will deliver the commencement address.