Stephanie Gingerich, DNP, RN, CPN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Stephanie Gingerich


Office Phone
Office Address

6-177 Weaver Densford
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty Coordinator, Health Innovation and Leadership DNP


DNP, University of Minnesota
Major: Health Innovation and Leadership

BSN, University of Iowa

AA, Des Moines Area Community College

Licensures and Certifications

HealthCare Design and Innovation Certificate
Registered Nurse, State of Minnesota
Certified Pediatric Nurse, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

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Biographical Summary

Gingerich, a clinical assistant professor at the School of Nursing, is a graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with a specialty in health innovation and leadership. Her DNP focus on partnership approaches in health care is exemplified through her DNP project on the implementation of a nursing Professional Practice Model, which helps guide nursing practice for an organization. During her time in graduate school, Gingerich used her study abroad experiences in Cuba to develop a student curriculum for nursing students to learn about international health care systems.

Gingerich has worked on multiple projects directed at forming system level standardization of peri-anesthesia nursing practice in a large health care system and led interdisciplinary initiatives for improved patient care.

Clinical Summary

Board Certifications: Minnesota Board of Nursing Registered Nursing License 2008-present; Registered Nurse, Board Certified (RN-BC); Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN)

Honors and Recognition

The Daisy Award, Out of the Box Thinking, Daisy Foundation, 2021

Thank a Teacher Award, Center for Educational Innovation, 2021

Rising Star Award, Alumni Association, 2020

Thank a Teacher Award, Center for Educational Innovation, 2020

Outstanding Preceptor for the Health Innovation and Leadership specialty of the SoN DNP program, University of Minnesota, 2019

Outstanding Preceptor for the Health Innovation and Leadership specialty of the School of Nursing DNP program, 2018

Leadership in Nursing: A Global Approach–Best Value Award, Haskoli Islands/University of Minnesota, 2017

Professional Memberships

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nursing

American Nurses Association

Minnesota Organization for Registered Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Zeta Chapter


Selected Publications

Gingerich, S. D., Harding, A., Narr, T., & Stout, S. (2021). Partnering for Policy Change: Public Policy Internship for Nurses and Interdisciplinary Healthcare Members. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 8 (2).

Gingerich, S. (2020). What are the Broken Clocks within your organization? Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 7(1), 9.

Wente, S., & Gingerich, S. (2021). Partnership Through Integration: Perianesthesia Policy Standardization. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 36(2), 116-121.

Gingerich, S. (2019). Leading Through Partnership for Equitable, Inclusive and Accessible Childhood Education: A Conversation with Renee Sbrocco Corneille. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 6(3), 3.


Selected Presentations

Kirk, L., Gingerich, S. D. "Intergenerational communication as intervention: Social isolation in older adults during COVID-19", Gerontological Society of America 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting, Virtual, Gerontological Society of America, November 01, 2021.

Sonnenberg, Gingerich, S. D., Purdue Rep, J. "Hand off Safety with PACU Pull Through", Presenting Discoveries, Virtual event, Fairview Health Services/M Health, May 01, 2019.

Gingerich, S. D., Peyerl, C. "Health for All is Possible: Learnings from Cuba", Global Health Day, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. April 01, 2019.

Koehn, K., Potter, T., Beaudet, O., Gingerich, S. D. "Health Equity and Innovation in Cuba: Perceptions from Minnesotans", Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. September 01, 2018.

Gingerich, S. "For Nurses by Nurses: Implementing a Professional Practice Model Based in Partnership", 2nd International Integrative Nursing Symposium, Tucson, Arizona, United States. April 01, 2017.

Gingerich, S. D. "Nursing professional Practice Model: Improving patient Quality and Safety through Partnership", International relationship-Based Care Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. January 01, 2017.

Gingerich, S. D., Sakurets, A. "Promoting Successful Transitions from PACU to Inpatient Units", American Society of Perianesthesia Nursing 2015 National Conference, American Society of Perianesthesia Nursing, San Antonio, Texas, United States. April 01, 2015.

Gingerich, S. D., Sakurets, A. "Promoting Smooth Care Transitions from PACU to Inpatient Units", Ever-Changing Times: MNDAKSPAN Spring Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. February 01, 2015.

Albrecht, J., Johnson, L., Gingerich, S. D., Sakurets, A. "Co-Design: Engaging Patients and Families in Continuous Care Improvements.", Get Connected 2014: The Interactive Patient Care Conference, Chicago, Illinois, United States. June 01, 2014.

Creative Activity


Gingerich, Stephanie D, Potter, T M "The canvas of health: Preparing leaders to design with patients, populations, and systems for a healthier future", American Nurses Association blog, 2021


Research Summary

  • International health systems
  • Education equity