University of Minnesota well-represented at AACN Doctoral Education Conference

February 19, 2024

AACN Doctoral Education Conference

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing was well-represented at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference held in January in Naples, Florida.

The conference explores national trends in doctoral nursing education, strategies to increase enrollment, and ways to increase or maintain rigor in terminal degree programs.

Dean Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP, presented The Evolution of the Scholarship of Discovery at the pre-conference with Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN.

Clinical Professor Judy Pechacek and Assistant Professor Robin Austin, PhD, DNP, DC, spoke about education trends with deans, directors and faculty who teach in doctoral programs. A central topic of discussion was the importance of using artificial intelligence as a learning tool in doctoral education and clinical practice.

Additional faculty presenting their research included Clinical Assistant Professor Ann Hayden, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Clinical Professor Sheila Smith, PhD, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAANP, Clinical Assistant Professor Angelica Walton, DNP, RN, CCRN, and Clinical Associate Professor Misty Wilke, PhD, RN, FAAN.

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Steve Rudolph
School of Nursing