School of Nursing - University of Minnesota

School of Nursing - University of Minnesota

a century of




fall/winter 2009

A publication of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing

centennial issue

Centennial Gala

School of Nursing Honors

100 Distinguished Alumni


Reducing youth violence through service learning

Calming the anxiety of ICU patients with music

Helping teens cope with cancer using the Web

Nursing + Home = Quality

fall/winter 2009


10 Reducing Youth Violence

Lead Peace program connects

young teens to school and


13 The Sound of Music

Calming the anxiety of ICU

patients on ventilators

16 Easing the Pain

Web site helps teens with cancer

understand the disease and cope

with treatment

18 Nursing + Home = Quality

Working toward culture change in

long-term care


1 From the Dean

2 School News

7 Education

20 Alumni News

26 School of Nursing


38 Center News

46 Publications

50 Grant Awards

on the cover:

On March 1, 1909, the school opened and the first students were admitted to the

university. In June 1912, eight graduated with a Degree of Graduate in Nursing; they

were the first nurses in the world to graduate from a university-based school of

nursing. Dramatically addressing the need for nurses, the United States Cadet Nurse

Corps was established by Congress in 1943 to support U.S. military, federal

governmental and civilian services for the duration of World War II. The U of M School

of Nursing Cadet Corps was the largest in the country with 1,215 cadets—providing

more than one-twelfth of the nation’s cadets. Leading a national trend, in 2007 the

SoN developed the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) to provide an avenue for nurses

seeking a degree in advanced clinical practice.





Dean, School of Nursing

Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Managing Editor

Aneisha Tucker

Copy Editor

Nancy Giguere

Contributing Writers

Dixie Berg, Nancy Giguere, Mary King Hoff


Tim Rummelhoff, Aneisha Tucker

Editorial Board

Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, LP, LMFT, FAAN

Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Kathleen Krichbaum, PhD, RN, ANEF

Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Elizabeth Lando, RN, BA

PhD student

Laura Stroup

Media Relations Associate, University of

Minnesota Academic Health Center

Aneisha Tucker

Programs and Publications Manager

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from the dean

Dear alumni, friends, partners, faculty, staff, and students,

photo: tim rummelhoff

The School of Nursing’s 2009 Centennial Year offers a powerful opportunity to reflect on our

rich history, connect to the present, and shape our vision of the future. Celebrating our

centennial reaffirms the University of Minnesota School of Nursing’s legacy as the longest

continuously operating, fully integrated school of nursing within a university. This early

acknowledgement of the profession’s intellectual underpinnings endowed our school with its

fundamental character as a leader in nursing research, education, and clinical innovation.

This issue of Minnesota Nursing highlights cutting-edge research with populations across

the life span. SoN researchers working in a variety of health settings are testing a wide range

of nursing interventions from health promotion to chronic care management.

• Dr. Sieving and her team are working to reduce youth violence though school-community

interventions with promising results.

• Dr. O’Conner-Von and her team are testing the use of a specially designed Web site to help

teens with cancer cope with their disease.

• Dr. Chlan and her team are focusing on the use of music to help critically ill adults on

ventilators feel calmer and regain a sense of control in the intensive care unit.

• Dr. Mueller and her team are focusing on culture change in long-term care and the

development of Minnesota’s Nursing Home Report Card.

Such research exemplifies interprofessional team-science. Current faculty grants,

publications, and awards reflect the changing face of nursing science and the evolving role

of faculty. Indeed the research mission of the school has changed immensely over the last

century. For example, Louise Powell, who led the school from 1910 to 1923, focused on

tuberculosis and student self-government. Her successor Marion Vannier focused on nursing

procedures. In the 1930s and ‘40s, Katharine Densford, Lucile Petry, and H. Phoebe Gordon

explored topics like the systematic evaluation of nursing procedures, nursing functions, and

nursing leadership.

This issue of Minnesota Nursing also offers student perspectives on the preparation of

nurse researchers in the BSN-to-PhD program and the effect of cross-cultural experiences

such as the Nursing in Scandinavia program.

Since the school’s inception and throughout its history, faculty and alumni provided

leadership at the national and international level in nursing, health care, education, and

consumer organizations. During this centennial year, we celebrate the willingness of our

alumni, friends, and supporters, the Alumni Association, and the School of Nursing

Foundation to support transformation of the school.

We have accomplished much together. Now let’s join together in imagining the

next 100 years.

Connie White Delaney

Professor and Dean

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school news

A Summit of Sages

Inspiration, Innovation, and Transformation

join nursing leaders at this exceptional event

On November 4-6, 2009, the Katharine J. Densford International

Center for Nursing Leadership will host the third Summit of Sages

at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This year’s theme is

Inspiration, Innovation, and Transformation. The event spotlights

six nursing leaders who—alone and with others—profoundly

improved some aspect of health care:

• Jeannine Bayard, co-founder of Evercare

• Jody Chrastek, coordinator of pain and palliative care services at

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

• Loretta Ford, founder of the nurse practitioner movement

• Ruth Lubic, founder and president emeritus, DC Developing

Families Center

• Ruth O’Brien, member of the founding team of the

Nurse-Family Partnership,

• Julie Schmidt, CEO, Woodwinds Health Campus

To learn more or to register:

the summit also features three provocative

thought leaders:

Daniel Pink, expert on innovation and best-selling author of A

Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. This book

charts the rise of right-brain thinking modern economics. Pink

highlights nursing’s reliance on the “right way” of thinking.

Rosemary Gibson, senior program officer at the Robert Wood

Johnson Foundation and champion of end-of-life and palliative

care. Gibson worked with Bill Moyers and Public Affairs Television

to develop the PBS documentary “On Our Own Terms.” Her efforts

led to the development of the Joint Commission pain standards, as

well as the creation of many of the nation’s 900 hospital-based

palliative care programs.

Gregg Vanourek, a founding partner of New Mountain Ventures, an

entrepreneurial leadership development company serving clients

nationwide. He is also co-author of Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary

People Creating Extraordinary Lives. Vanourek will describe how we

can create transformative change—and he’ll help us get started on

that journey.

Harpin leads U of M volunteer

team during spring floods

SoN PhD candidate Scott Harpin, MPH, MS, RN (right), led a team of U of M health

professionals who volunteered to care for victims of flooding in the Red River Valley last

March. Harpin was joined by Christina Delgado, MN ’08, and EMT John Bezdek. The trio

cared for 30 nursing home residents who were relocated to Brainerd from Eventide Senior

Living Communities in Moorhead. Dale Benson, vice president of Brainerd Lakes Health,

said everyone on the team was prepared and knew their role.

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school news

Nursing Research Day

L-R: Ann Garwick, associate

dean for research; keynote

speaker Ada Sue Hinshaw;

Wendy Looman, assistant

professor and chair of

Research Day.

Mark your calendar!

During its Centennial year, the

School of Nursing is hosting

conferences that explore a range

of nursing and health care

issues. Please join us for these

exciting events!

Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the Graduate School of Nursing at the

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland,

delivered the keynote address at the school’s annual Nursing Research Day

last April.

In her presentation, “Celebrating the Natural Partnership between Nursing

Practice and Research,” Hinshaw discussed the effective application of nursingrelated

research in clinical practice.

Hinshaw served as the first permanent director of the National Center of

Nursing Research and was also the first director of the National Institute of

Nursing Research at National Institutes of Health. Her work focuses on advancing

patient safety through improved quality of care and patient outcomes. To view her

presentation, visit

For more than 30 years, the School of Nursing has shared cutting-edge research

and clinical innovation with community partners during Research Day. Throughout

the rest of the year, the school works closely with its partners to identify clinical

issues and collaborate on studies about challenging health care problems.

New Faculty

Gwendolyn Short, DNP, CNP, MPH, clinical

assistant professor, received her doctor of

nursing practice degree in 2006 at the

University of Kentucky, in the first cohort of

the nation’s inaugural DNP program. Short’s

areas of expertise include health care in the primary care setting, collaborative

care, working with underserved populations, and rural health. Prior to joining the

School of Nursing faculty in January, where she teaches in the family nurse

practitioner track, Short taught at Oregon Health and Science University and at

the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.

September 24-27

American Association for the

History of Nursing

Learn about the nursing profession and its

impact across time, populations, and

geography. Examine current issues through

the lens of historical research. Featured

speaker: Steven Berlin Johnson*, author of

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most

Terrifying Epidemic.

November 3

Barbara O’Grady Excellence in

Public Health Nursing

Leadership Lecture

An annual lecture on a topic of relevance to

public health nursing.

November 4–6

Summit of Sages

Discover innovative and transformative

health care delivery models at this

conference. Featured speaker: Daniel Pink,

author of A Whole New Mind: Why Right-

Brainers Will Rule the Future.

November 5

Centennial Gala

Celebrate the contributions of 100 of the

school’s most distinguished alumni.

Learn more at

*Presentation co-sponsored by the University of

Minnesota School of Nursing, Academic Health

Center, School of Public Health, and the Medical


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school news

Honors & Awards


Melissa Avery, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate

professor, was inducted into the Academic

Health Center Academy for Excellence in

the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Linda H. Bearinger,


professor, gave the

opening keynote

presentation for an

invitation-only Institute

of Medicine (IOM)

briefing at the headquarters of the

National Academies in Washington, D.C.

Her presentation, “Workforce Preparation to

Improve Adolescent Health: Review and

Recommendations” was based on a recently

released report from the IOM’s Committee

on Adolescent Health Care, Treatment,

Prevention and Health Promotion.

Bearinger served as the chair of the

workforce group that developed the


Donna Bliss, PhD, RN, professor, was

appointed to the Education Committee of

the International Continence Society.

She will represent the nurse-members of

this interprofessional committee. Bliss also

received the 2009 Continence Care

Leadership Award from the Wound Ostomy

and Continence Nurse Society.

Mary Chesney, PhD, RN, CNP, clinical

assistant professor, received the 2009

Advanced Practice Nursing Award from

the Third District Minnesota Nurses

Association. She also received a Presidential

Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the

National Association of Pediatric Nurse

Practitioners and the 2009 State Award for

Excellence from the American Academy of

Nurse Practitioners.

Connie W. Delaney,


professor and dean,

was elected to the

Board of the American

Association of Colleges

of Nursing (AACN).

Delaney was also

appointed to the Health Information

Technology Policy Committee of the U.S.

Government Accountability Office.

The committee, a new advisory body

established by the American Recovery

and Reinvestment Act, will make

recommendations on the creation of a

policy framework for a nationwide health

information technology infrastructure,

including standards for the exchange of

patient medical information.

Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, clinical

professor, was honored by the University of

Minnesota Center for Integrative

Leadership for her project, “Improving

Health Care Team Performance through

Integrative Leadership.” The project builds

on research by Disch and Douglas Wholey,

PhD, professor in the School of Public

Health. The researchers are studying the

impact of multidisciplinary teams on

outcomes for patients in the Veterans

Administration with chronic heart failure.

Sandra Edwardson, PhD, RN, FAAN,

professor, received the 2009 Nurse Educator

Award from the Minnesota Association of

Colleges of Nursing (MACN).

Carolyn Garcia, PhD, MPH, MS, assistant

professor, received a Midwest Nursing

Research Society Mentorship Grant Award

to support a mentorship with Lynn Rew,

EdD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, professor in the

School of Nursing at the University of

Texas at Austin.

L-R: Lynn Rew, Carolyn Garcia, Jean Wyman, SoN

Professor and President of MNRS, Linda Bearinger.

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school news

Joseph Gaugler, PhD, associate professor

and McKnight Presidential Fellow, was

named “Exceptional Reviewer” for 2007-

2008 for Medical Care. This list includes the

top 5 percent of all Medical Care peer

reviewers. Medical Care is one of North

America’s leading outlets for peer-reviewed

health services research.

Niloufar Hadidi, PhD, CNS, APRN, BC,

assistant professor, was inducted into the

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing

Honor Society.

Tondi Harrison, PhD, RN, CPNP, assistant

professor, received a dissertation award

from the Family Health Section of Midwest

Nursing Research Society for her

dissertation research on “Early

Neurobiologic Regulation in Infants with

Congenital Heart Defects.”

Linda Herrick, PhD, RN, clinical associate

professor, was awarded the 2009 John Tate

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate


Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor

and director of the Center for Spirituality &

Healing, testified before the U.S. Senate

Health Committee about ways to address

integrative health within health care

reform. Kreitzer also testified at “Integrative

Medicine and the Health of the Public,” a

summit held by the Institute of Medicine.

Joan Liaschenko, PhD,

RN, FAAN, professor,

contributed a chapter

to Nursing and Health

Care Ethics: A Legacy

and A Vision.

The book received a

Publications Award of

Excellence from the Washington, DC,

chapter of the Society for Technical


Margaret Moss, PhD, RN, JD, FAAN, associate

professor, is a Robert Wood Johnson

Foundation Health Policy Fellow assigned

to the Senate Special Committee on Aging

where she works with ranking member

Mel Martinez, R-Florida. Since arriving in

Washington, D.C., Moss has attended

numerous think tanks, visited several states

to compare health care systems, attended a

Supreme Court hearing and the American

Indian Society of D.C. Inaugural Ball.

Garrett Peterson DNP, RN, CRNA, adjunct

assistant professor, was elected central

regional director of the Association of

Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists.

Peterson also presented two lectures at the

association’s annual meeting in April 2009.

Christine Poe, DNP, RN, CNP, clinical

assistant professor, received the 2009

President’s Award from the National

Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Margaret (Peg) Plumbo, RN, MS, CNM,

instructor, received the Archbishop’s

Community Services Award for her work

with Seton Services, a program of Catholic

Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Mary Steffes, MS, RN, ACNS, clinical

associate professor, and Lori Rhudy, PhD, RN,

adjunct instructor, each received a Health

Information Technology Scholars (HITS)

fellowship from the U.S. Health Resources

and Services Administration. The HITS

project is designed to develop, implement,

disseminate, and sustain a faculty

development collaborative initiative to

integrate information technologies into

nursing curricula and to expand the

capacity of schools of nursing to educate

students for the 21st century.

Mary Steffes, MS, RN, ACNS, clinical

associate professor, was certified by the

American Nurses Credentialing Center as an

adult clinical nurse specialist.

Kristine Talley

(right) displays her

award with Jean

Wyman SoN

Professor and

president of

Midwest Nursing

Research Society.

Kristine Talley, PhD, GNP-BC, RN, clinical

assistant professor and John A. Hartford

Foundation post-doctoral fellow, received a

dissertation award from the Gerontological

Research Section of the Midwest Nursing

Research Society for her dissertation

research on “Fear of Falling and Disability

Trajectories in Community-Dwelling

Older Adults.”

Kathryn Waud White, DNP, CRNA, adjunct

instructor, was elected president of the

Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse


Bonnie Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, assistant

professor, was appointed to the Steering

Committee of the National Quality Forum.

Kimberly Zemke, MS, MA, RN, clinical

assistant professor, was named to the

Education Task Force of the American

Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission

on Accreditation. Members of this group are

nationally known leaders in credentialing.


School of Nursing faculty

members received Advancing

Teaching and Learning

Excellence Series (ATLES)

awards. They were honored for

creativity and innovation in

advancing the education mission of the

School of Nursing and its programs.

Congratulations to: Mary Chesney, Laura

Duckett, Karen Dunlap, Andra Fjone, Carol

Flaten, Cheri Friedric, Linda Herrick, Martha

Kubik, Karin Larson, Susan O’Conner-Von,

Lori Rhudy, Mary Rossi, Mary Steffes

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Jill Guttormson, MS, RN, was awarded a grant from the

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for her project

entitled, “Patients’ Recall and Evaluation of Mechanical

Ventilation: Impact of Sedation.” A PhD candidate, Guttormson

is mentored by SoN associate professor Linda L. Chlan.

Ann Hundertmark received third place in the Midwest Nursing

Research Society Undergraduate Poster Competition. Associate

professor Martha (Marti) Kubik was her advisor on the project, “Is

There An Association Between Peer Support for Physical Activity

and Physical Activity Levels Among Adolescents Attending

Alternative High Schools?”

SoN team raises more than $10K to fight cancer

For the second year in a row, teams organized by the SoN chapters

of the Nursing College Board and National Student Nurses’

Association, faculty, and staff raised more than $10,000 during

the University of Minnesota’s annual Relay for Life event. A record

number of students, staff, and faculty walked or ran the relay, a

signature activity for the American Cancer Society.

John Belew, MS, RN, received the Healthy Athletes Student

Research Grant from the Special Olympics to support his project

entitled, “The Participation of Young Adults with Mild Intellectual

Disabilities in Health-Related Decision-Making.” The project will

use multi-case study qualitative methods to explore the

participation of young adults with intellectual disabilities in

making decisions related to their health care. Belew is

mentored by SoN professor Barbara Leonard.

Caleb Dettmann received the 2009 University of Minnesota

President’s Student Leadership and Service Award. The award

recognizes the accomplishments and contributions made by

outstanding student leaders. Dettmann also received the

University of Minnesota Alumni Association Student Leadership

Award, which recognized academic achievement, leadership

qualities, and contributions to the University.

Kirsten Morse received first

place in the Midwest Nursing Research

Society Graduate Poster Competition for

“What Factors are Associated with

Parental Concern Regarding their Child’s

Weight?” The poster was based on her

master’s Plan B project with her advisor,

SoN associate professor Martha (Marti)


Christine Rangen received the 2009

School of Nursing Alumni Society

Outstanding Undergraduate Nursing

Student Award. She also received the

Barbara Volk Tebbitt Undergraduate

Nursing Leadership Award from the Katharine J. Densford

International Center for Nursing Leadership.

Sara Tomczyk received the 2009 University of Minnesota

President’s Student Leadership and Service Award. The award

recognizes the accomplishments and contributions made by

outstanding student leaders. Tomczyk also received the Donald R.

Zander Award for Outstanding Leadership, which recognizes

exceptional academic achievement and outstanding leadership

and service of institution-wide significance.


Heather Davila, executive administrative specialist, received the

2009 School of Nursing Outstanding Service Award. This award is

given to staff members who have gone beyond consistent high

performance to make innovations and outstanding contributions

to enhance the objectives of the school, university, or higher


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A Catalyst for Change

Preparing for a career as researcher, teacher, and midwife

Uban at a recent clinical rotation at

Woodwinds Health Campus.

Nicolle Uban always wanted to be a

midwife. She also wanted to teach nursing.

But a career as a nurse researcher wasn’t

part of the plan. Then she caught the

research bug while finishing her bachelor’s

degree at the College of St. Catherine.

“I realized that to be a catalyst for change,

I needed to do research,” Uban says.

embarking on a doctorate

Uban also realized she need a PhD for a

career in nursing research. But she wasn’t

familiar with any doctoral programs in

nursing. Then a family friend mentioned

that University of Minnesota offered a

BSN-to-PhD program.

“I checked out the School of Nursing

Web site, and I was impressed,” Uban says.

“The school is renowned for its research,

and I found professors in my area of


Uban, who started the program in 2006,

has completed all course work and begun

research for her dissertation, which will

focus on post-partum mental health. Her

ultimate goal is to design a post-partum

intervention using doulas, knowledgeable

and experienced women who provide

advice and support to mothers before,

during, and after childbirth. “I’m especially

concerned with meeting the needs of lowincome

and other marginalized women,”

she says.

becoming a midwife

The BSN-to-PhD program prepared Uban

for a career as a nurse researcher and

teacher. But she still wasn’t a midwife. So in

the fall of 2008, she joined the last cohort

of students to earn a Master of Science

degree in nursing, with a specialty in

midwifery. (In line with national trends, the

School of Nursing is replacing the Master of

Science with the Doctor of Nursing


Uban plans to complete both her

master’s degree and her doctoral

dissertation in 2010. “My work at the School

of Nursing has increased my passion for

research,” she says. “The faculty are

wonderful. They want you to succeed,

and their support is unwavering.”

Learn more about Nicolle Uban at

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Continuing Education

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing’s Continuing Education program provides an array of

online activities. Developed with nursing faculty, courses are based on faculty interest and expertise,

the teaching and research efforts of our centers of excellence, and partnerships with practice and

health communities. Discover more at

Foundations in Infection Control with Joint Commission Resources

This foundational course provides updated infection control knowledge needed by

nursing professionals and other healthcare providers. The course emphasizes risk

identification and prevention strategies. Included are course modules on microbiology,

epidemiology, disinfection and sterilization, application to practice, surgical site

infection, and central line associated infections

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Modules (10X10)

This course offers an overview of nursing and health informatics, as well as the specific

application of information and communication technologies in the clinical area.

The primary focus is on the analysis, modeling, standardization, and development and

deployment of the electronic health record and safe exchange of patient data. The

course also examines the implications of informatics for practice, including nursing,

public health, and health care in general. Also explored are topics relating to electronic

health records; ethical, legislative, and political issues in informatics; global concerns

and future challenges.

MERET: Minnesota Emergency Readiness Education and Training

These modules are designed to raise awareness and provide health care professionals

with the knowledge they need to take appropriate action during public health

emergencies or bioterrorism events. Topics include infection control, pediatric

preparedness, preparedness for pregnant/birthing women and newborns, and

hospital decontamination.

For more information about continuing

education, contact:

Kimberly Zemke

Healthcare Informatics

Healthcare leaders and providers are required to be knowledgeable about the use of

health information technology (HIT). These modules provide the preparation needed to

process and manage health care information.

Evaluation in Nursing Education

This 5-module evaluation program gives nurse educators an overview of evaluation

methods used in assessing student progress.

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the view from abroad

SoN students experience health care in denmark

For School of Nursing graduates from the Rochester campus

Philip Gyura, BSN ’09, and Jennifer Heath, BSN ’09, the summer

between their junior and senior year was definitely one of the

highlights of their undergraduate education. That was the summer

they participated in the Nursing in Scandinavia program.

Offered by the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in cooperation

with the School of Nursing at the Multidisciplinary University

College of Copenhagen, the program offers comparative views of

health care and nursing systems in the United States and

Northern Europe.

access for all

“I’ve always been in favor of some kind of national health system,”

Heath says. “After experiencing the Danish system, I still feel that

way, but I don’t think that the Danish system translates well to the

U.S. The two cultures are so different.”

Gyura agrees. “Denmark is a small, fairly homogenous country,

and people pay high taxes to provide needed services,” he says.

“The Danes aren’t ‘rugged individualists.’ They believe health care is

a right, and they ensure that everyone has access.

He was impressed by a nurse-run hospice for poor and homeless

patients and a street medicine program, which relied on nurses to

provide primary care. “It was like home health for homeless

people,” he says.

person-centered theory

The students also noted the importance of nursing theory in

everyday practice. Danish nurses carry pocket interview guides

based on the caritative caring theory of nursing developed by Katie

Eriksson. “It’s a kind of person-centered communication with

patients that defines their nursing practice,” Heath says.

Gyura and Heath encourage other students to consider enrolling

in the summer in Denmark program. Heath was especially

interested to see how public health concerns are approached in

another culture. Gyura enjoyed classes featuring Danish

policymakers and health care experts. “I’d definitely do it again,” he

says. “The teaching was amazing, and overall, it was just a great


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nursing research

health promotion

reducing youth violence

lead peace program connects young teens

to school and community

by nancy giguere

Renee Sieving, PhD, MSN, RN, has always been drawn to work with

teenagers. “Adolescence is a time of profound development and

change,” says the SoN associate professor. As principal investigator

of the Lead Peace demonstration study, Sieving is helping teens

learn how to navigate these changes and develop the skills and

perspectives they’ll need to meet challenges of work, civic

engagement, and personal relationships in the 21st century.

focus on the five c’s

Lead Peace aims to reduce youth violence, a public health problem

that affects victims, perpetrators, families, friends, and entire

communities. The program focuses on helping students develop

the “five C’s”:

• Social and emotional skills and competencies

• Confidence in themselves

• Capacity to care

• Positive connections with adults and peers in their schools,

families and communities

• Meaningful contributions to their schools and communities

To understand the impacts of Lead Peace, Sieving and her team

are surveying a group of students from four North Minneapolis

schools during their sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade years.

Students at Nellie Stone Johnson and Cityview Schools are actively

involved in the Lead Peace program. The Hmong International

Academy and Lucy Laney School serve as study comparison schools.

Sieving’s team will examine differences between program and

comparison schools on student outcomes targeted for change by

the program.

Lead Peace is a joint effort of the School of Nursing; the Healthy

Youth Development-Prevention Research Center in the University’s

Department of Pediatrics; the Village, a North Minneapolis branch

of Hennepin County Social Services; the Minneapolis Public Schools;

and Kwanzaa Community Church, a North Minneapolis

congregation active in peace-building efforts.

photo: tracy utech

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Renee Sieving

• Youth – health promotion

• Healthy youth development

• Prevention of adolescent multiple health risk behaviors (sexual risks, violence and

school drop-out)

photo: tracy utech

engaging youth to address real needs

Service learning is the foundation of the Lead Peace program.

“This approach actively engages young people in service that

addresses authentic community needs,” Sieving explains. Students

work together in groups of six to eight students facilitated by

members of a team of social workers, youth workers, and teachers.

In preparation for service, student groups complete needs

assessments within their school and community, decide what

needs to focus on, and determine how they will address them.

One group of middle school students discovered that many

children in the school’s preschool used towels as naptime blankets

because parents had no extra blankets to send to school. These

middle school students decided to address this situation, using

funds budgeted for their project to buy fleece and make blankets

for the preschoolers.

Identifying the importance of demonstrating compassion in

their communities, another group of middle school students

studied a local “compassion hero” who opened a homeless shelter

in their neighborhood. This group decided to spend time at the

shelter reading to the children there, playing with them and

listening to their stories. “The middle school students experienced

the power of providing social and emotional support to the

younger children,” Sieving says. “And they’re using the lessons

they’ve learned about the importance of showing compassion in

interactions with peers, siblings, and adults in their everyday lives.”

Lead Peace helps students become leaders,

learn to problem-solve, and develop

a sense of accountability to others.

early results are encouraging

Although it is too early for Sieving and her colleagues to draw

definitive conclusions about Lead Peace, they are encouraged by

findings to date. “Early analyses with student survey data indicate

that the five C’s that we’re targeting are important,” Sieving says.

“We’re finding, for example, that positive connections to school

and community buffer students from involvement in bullying,

fighting, and other forms of violence.”

Students say that Lead Peace has allowed them to become

leaders and problem-solvers. And working in small groups has

helped them develop a sense of accountability to others. Principals

at the two program schools have observed that since becoming

involved with Lead Peace, students are less likely to act out, more

likely to work together to solve problems, and less likely to be


Cityview and Nellie Stone Johnson Schools hope to continue

Lead Peace after the demonstration study ends, and staff at Lucy

Laney and the Hmong International Academy look forward to

bringing this program to their schools.

a broad-based initiative

Lead Peace is the kind of community-based initiative that the

Institute of Medicine endorsed in its 2009 report on adolescent

health services. The program focuses on prevention and fosters the

development of life skills and healthy behaviors. It engages public

schools, social services, and youth-serving organizations in

connecting with and mentoring young adolescents in

developmentally appropriate ways.

For graduate students in the School of Nursing, Lead Peace has

been a pathway into research that addresses priorities identified by

the community. Masters and doctoral students are involved in

surveying middle school students, helping with service learning

groups, and outreach to parents. “Lead Peace gives them hands-on

experience with both the tough challenges and the caring adults

within urban schools, ” Sieving says. “These future nurse leaders are

developing research skills and learning how to work with

community partners to address important public health issues.”

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Student Spotlight:

Molly Secor-Turner

Exploring the Context

by nancy giguere

Molly Secor-Turner (center) with her faculty advisor Dr. Renee Sieving and Dr.

Linda Bearinger, professor and director of the Center for Adolescent Nursing.

As an undergraduate in the School of Nursing, Molly Secor-Turner,

PhD, MS, RN, wasn’t interested in research. “I was more excited

about the clinical aspects of nursing,” she says.

Then she spent two years as a labor and delivery nurse at North

Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. “Many of my patients were

young teen moms, and I became interested in exploring the social

context of early childbearing,” she says. “I began to see how

nursing research could make a difference in people’s lives.”

Secor-Turner returned to the U where she earned a master’s in

public health nursing and a Ph.D. in nursing. While completing her

doctorate, she participated in the Lead Peace program, an

experience that helped shape her research on social messages and

teen sexual health.

As a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for Adolescent Nursing,

Secor-Turner has collaborated on projects with fellows in medicine,

social work, nutrition, epidemiology, and psychology as well as

nursing. She is currently working with Renee Sieving on the Prime

Time intervention study, which focuses on preventing multiple risk

behaviors that can lead to early pregnancy.

Secor-Turner has high praise for her faculty advisors. “They are

true mentors who have supported me and guided me on the

pathway to a career in nursing research.”

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symptom management

the sound of music

calming the anxiety of icu patients on ventilators

by dixie berg

fall/winter 2009 13


Linda Chlan

• Outcomes and effectiveness of nursing interventions; symptom management

• Testing non-pharmacologic relaxation and anxiety-management techniques with

critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilatory support

• Music intervention; complementary therapies

Every day in intensive care units (ICUs) across the

globe, mechanical ventilators perform the heroic:

They save and prolong the lives of critically ill

people by “breathing” oxygen into their lungs.

a stressful experience

For all the good they do, it’s too bad the machines are not better

loved. Any goodwill they may enjoy too often vanishes with the

stress they cause. Patients coming off mechanical ventilators

describe feelings of anxiety, fear, loneliness, even terror, as well as

physical pain and difficulty breathing.

Linda Chlan, PhD, RN, associate professor in the School of

Nursing, cared for ICU patients at several Twin Cities hospitals

before and during her graduate studies at the U of M. Too often,

she saw patient anxiety rise as the ventilator tube was passed

through the mouth and over the vocal cords to the trachea.

Once intubated, patients could not talk, eat, or swallow. “The

machine really causes a lot of distress,” she says.

Sedatives were the medical response to calm anxious patients

on ventilators. While Chlan (pronounced kline) recognized that

sedatives had an important place in managing patients on

ventilators, she also saw their unpleasant side effects. She began to

ask: Might there be other ways to alleviate the stress of patients on

ventilators? The question stayed with Chlan—through graduate,

PhD, and post-doctoral training. Today, it is at the core of her

growing body of research.

restoring control

In Chlan’s most recent study, she is testing the effectiveness of

music as a way for ICU patients on ventilators to alleviate stress.

Specifically, she and her multi-disciplinary team are exploring

whether patients who are able to listen to music of their own

choice whenever they wish have less stress and anxiety and are

able to leave the ICU sooner than patients on ventilators who do

not listen to music.

“The ICU takes control away from patients,” Chlan says.

”By allowing study participants to choose the music and then

decide when and how long to listen to it, we are giving them back

some control. This helps lower anxiety and stress.”

Funded in 2006 by the National Institute of Nursing Research,

National Institutes of Health, Chlan’s study aims to enroll 260 ICU

patients who are on mechanical ventilation. Participants must be

alert and willing and able to provide consent.

study design

Participants, who are being recruited in 12 ICUs at five hospitals in

Minneapolis and St. Paul, are assigned randomly to one of three


• Those who listen through headphones to music they prefer and

decide how often and how long to listen throughout the day

• Those who wear noise-canceling headphones and do not

hear music

• Those who receive usual ICU care

Study participants and their families say

that music has a positive effect.

The latter two groups are the study controls. Participants remain

in the study while they are on a ventilator, or up to 30 days.

Participants assigned to listen to music work with a professional

music therapist to determine their music preferences.

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Student Profile:

Jill Guttormson

U of M team of experts: Front row, l-r: Craig Weinert, MD, MPH,

School of Medicine; Linda Chlan, PhD, RN, School of Nursing;

William Engeland, PhD, Neuroscience.

Back row, l-r: Abbey Staugaitis, RN, project coordinator (School of

Nursing); Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN, University of

Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview; Deb Skaar, College of Pharmacy;

Annie Heiderscheit, PhD, BC-MT, Center for Spirituality & Healing;

Kay Savik, MS, School of Nursing.

Not pictured: Bob Patterson, PhD, Physical Medicine and Rehab; Jill

Guttormson, MS, RN, project coordinator.

Based on the patient’s preferences, the therapist

develops a music collection and places it at the bedside.

The therapist visits patients daily to see if they are happy

with their music selection or if they would like more CDs.

Each day a patient is on the ventilator, researchers

collect data on all medications, ventilator settings, and

other aspects of care. Urine output is also analyzed for

cortisol levels, a marker for stress.

a multi-disciplinary team

Chlan, who joined the SoN faculty in 1999, credits a “great

team” for making it possible to conduct this complex,

multi-center study. In addition to the music therapist, her

team of U of M experts includes a critical care clinical

nurse specialist, physician-intensivist, pharmacist,

neuroendocrinphysiologist, endocrinologist, biomedical

engineer, biostatistician, as well as graduate and

undergraduate research assistants. Research nurses

working in the ICU units are also vital team members.

Researchers will continue to gather study data until

spring 2010. So far, anecdotal reports from participants

and their families suggest that the music has a positive

effect. Many patients say that they had their “best night

of sleep” after listening to the music. And family members

say their loved ones are calmer and more relaxed.

“ICU nurses are dedicated to doing all they can to help

patients be as comfortable as possible,” Chlan says. “If the

findings from this study lead to a new way to help the

millions of patients who receive mechanical ventilation

each year, it will be music to the ears of ICU nurses.”

by dixie berg


the dynamic

nature of


When Jill Guttormson arrived for the U of M’s graduate

nursing education program in 2002, she came with eight

years of intensive care nursing experience—and a goal. “I

wanted to learn ways to improve care provided to patients

through nursing education,” she says.

But while working with associate professor Linda Chlan

on a study of ICU patient care, Guttormson discovered a

passion for nursing research. The discovery led her to

pursue a PhD.

“I am very lucky to have Linda Chlan and Craig Weinert

as mentors, along with Sue Henly and Cynthia Gross as

supportive committee members.” Guttormson says.

Weinert, MD, MPH, is associate professor of medicine.

Henly, PhD, RN, and Gross, PhD, are professors of nursing.

Guttormson’s dissertation research, now underway,

focuses on ICU patients receiving mechanical ventilation—

and how they perceive interventions to improve their care

and comfort during varying degrees of wakefulness.

“Had I not had worked with Dr. Chlan on her studies,

my dissertation research would have overwhelmed me,”

Guttormson says. “It’s one thing to read about doing

research in books and quite another to do it. The

opportunity to experience the dynamic nature of research

has been invaluable.”

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prevention and management of

chronic health conditions

red racer studio

easing the pain

specially designed web site helps teens with cancer

understand the disease and cope with treatment

by dixie berg

The memory, now decades old, still haunts Susan O’Conner-Von.

When she began her career as a pediatric nurse, common wisdom

held that children did not feel the pain of medical procedures and,

if they did, they soon forgot it. Yet, she found herself restraining

young patients during procedures—and feeling their pain.

That experience led O’Conner-Von, PhD, RN, now an associate

professor at the School of Nursing, to devote her life’s work to

developing practical strategies to help kids cope with the pain of

medical procedures and treatments.

Since the days when O’Conner-Von steadied kids for medical

procedures, studies have confirmed what she felt: Young patients

do feel and remember the pain of treatments. And, in the case of

children with cancer, research shows that the trauma of medical

procedures is often more feared than pain associated with the


“My involvement in pain management research is my ‘apology’

to all the kids I held during procedures,” she says.

asking the experts

O’Conner-Von wants to ease the discomfort of teens facing

arduous treatment for cancer. She points out that, except for

behavioral research, early and mid-adolescents—those between 10

and 16—are under-studied. Cancer patients in this age group are

scared but don’t want to admit it. They’re also very concerned

about body image and the effect of the treatment on their

appearance and relationships with their friends.

With U of M Grant-in-Aid support, O’Conner-Von began her

search for potential interventions that would help teens cope with

cancer. She turned to the experts: four adolescents who had

completed cancer therapy within the year. After gathering data

through extensive interviews with them and their parents,

O’Conner-Von focused on education about cancer, cancer

treatment, pain, and healthy coping skills. She also decided to

make these educational materials available online, so that teens

and their parents would have access to accurate, current

information anytime, anyplace.

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Susan O’Conner-Von

• Pediatric pain and palliative care

• Preparation for surgery: pre-operative fears

• Non-pharmacologic interventions for pain management

developing the web site

Through funding from the School of Nursing’s Center for Health

Trajectory Research, established with support from National

Institute for Nursing Research, O’Conner-Von took the next step:

the design of a Web site with lively graphics, eye-catching colors,

fun features, and content presented in easy-to-understand


She turned to Red Racer Studio, a Minnesota-based group that

provides illustration, toy and game design, creativity consulting,

and Web development. Together they created a site that includes a

journal with a series of interactive entries based on the experiences

of kids who have undergone cancer treatment. The journal provides

down-to-earth information such as: “EMLA (medication that numbs

the skin) is very good stuff with a port” and “You don’t have to

worry that you’ll glow in the dark after radiation treatment.”

The “kid advice” page offers tips like these: “I made sure to rest

after each treatment,” “It helped me to take deep breaths during

the procedures,” and “I brought along a friend when I had to see

the doctor… It was fun to hang out with someone my age.”

The site also includes a “who’s who” which explains the roles of

health professionals involved with cancer care, a glossary of “med

speak,” and a resource page for parents.

Helping young patients cope with the trauma

of illness and treatment today may pay

health dividends for years to come.


Once the beta version of the “Coping with Cancer” Web site was

constructed, O’Conner-Von asked 20 early-to-mid adolescents in

their first year of cancer treatment to critique it. To establish a

baseline measurement of their cancer knowledge prior to exposure

to the Web site, she developed and validated the Adolescent Cancer

Knowledge Questionnaire (ACKQ). The ACKQ includes questions

like these: What are vital signs? What’s hemoglobin? What do you

call a doctor who cares only for people with cancer? If you have

cancer, do you have to drop out of school? Is cancer contagious?

During the field test, study participants were given access to the

Web site for one month. Each was asked to log the amount of time

he or she spent on the site each day. At the end of the month,

participants were again asked to complete the ACKQ. Their answers

will enable O’Conner-Von to compare their pre- and post-study

knowledge. Additional pre/post measures included situational

anxiety and coping skills. She expects to complete data analysis

this fall.

promoting long-term well-being

We’ve come a long way in reducing the anxiety and pain

associated with childhood cancer treatment, O’Conner-Von says.

But she believes that more can and should be done to promote

long-term well-being—especially since more children are now

surviving cancer.

“Longitudinal studies of patients who had cancer as children

show that a significant percentage experienced emotional

challenges, such as post-traumatic stress symptoms, uncertainty

and depression,” she says. “Helping young patients cope with the

trauma of illness and treatment today may pay health dividends

for years to come.”

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systems improvement

nursing + home = quality

working toward culture change in long-term care

by mary king hoff

Chances are good that many of us will end up

in a nursing home at some point in our lives.

But unless things change, chances are slim that

we’ll be happy to be there.

Nursing homes are places none of us would want to live in,” says

Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Nor would we want our parents

to live there.”

Mueller is working to change that. Associate professor and chair

of the Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative Unit, she

brings much-valued nursing and clinical perspectives to a number

of research collaborations aimed at improving both the “nursing”

and the “home” aspects of nursing homes.

Nursing homes are not real homes, and there aren’t very many

nurses in them,” she says. “When people talk about quality in

nursing homes, they’re really talking about a place where you can

live fully, where you really feel at home. And they’re talking about

making sure that bad things don’t happen to you—like falls,

pressure ulcers, weight loss, or losing the ability to walk and do

things for oneself. These things can be prevented with adequate

care by registered nurses.”

The formula for success is simple, but profound:

Nursing + Home = Quality.

Under the new paradigm, nursing home residents

will—to the extent possible—be able to continue

to live the life they’re used to.

improving nursing care

Mueller currently serves as co-director of the Minnesota Hartford

Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence in the School of Nursing.

The center is one of nine centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence in

the country and part of a national initiative to prepare professional

nurses for leadership roles in improving the health of older


18 minnesota nursing


Christine Mueller

• Quality of care in nursing homes

• Long-term care nursing leadership

• Geriatric nursing education

• Nurse staffing and nursing practice models in long-term care

In addition, she’s collaborating with researchers at Duke

University to examine nurse practice acts nationwide to see how

the scope of practice for RNs and LPNs correlates with quality of

care in nursing homes. She’s also working with Robert Kane, MD,

of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and Greg

Arling, PhD, of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research to

develop quality measures for nursing homes.

creating a home

Mueller is actively involved in research aimed at improving the

“home” part of the nursing home quality equation. This involves

a radical culture change from traditional institutional care to

individualized or “person-centered” care, which gives residents

a substantial say in how their lives are configured.

That’s a big transformation. “Most nursing homes are very

hierarchical—the administrator, the director of nursing, and then

all the way down,” Mueller says. “The residents often have little or

no say. They are at the mercy of the staff who tell them what to do,

and the routines the staff put in place. That’s not home.”

Under the new paradigm, residents will take more initiative in

directing their own care. “The goal is to ensure that, as much as

possible, residents can continue to live the life they’re used to,”

Mueller says. “That means residents decide when to get up, get

dressed, go to lunch, have dinner, go to bed. If they’re used to

starting their day with a cappuccino, then they should be able to

have a cappuccino every morning in the nursing home, too.”

changing roles

With more self-determination, residents retain their quality of life

and dignity. For direct care staff like nursing assistants, the change

in roles will bring new responsibilities that will require learning

new skills. The role of registered nurses will change, too. They will

function more like home health nurses than conventional nursing

home RNs.

This transformation means that the director of nursing will also

assume a new role. He or she will become more of a facilitator and

coach than a supervisor and boss. “The director of nursing will need

a broad knowledge of gerontological nursing as well as the skills to

lead a complex organization,” Mueller says.

She and her colleagues are trying to identify the competencies

that registered nurses and directors of nursing will need in these

transformed nursing homes. The researchers are also attempting to

discover how to bring about the paradigm shift and how to

empower staff to lead the transition.

current impact, future directions

Their work has already had an impact. The team developed 23

quality indicators for Minnesota nursing homes which are now

used by staff to assess residents and the quality of care in every

facility in the state. The indicators are also an essential element of

the “Nursing Home Report Card,” created by the Minnesota

Departments of Human Services and Health. This valuable tool for

consumers has also led to healthy competition among facilities to

provide better care.

Mueller and her colleagues recently submitted a proposal to

evaluate an innovative pay-for-performance system developed for

Minnesota nursing homes. In addition, she and her colleagues are

developing specific quality indicators for dementia care.

Learn more about Minnesota’s Nursing Home Report Card and

quality indicators at

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alumni news


You’re invited to celebrate nursing. Join nursing alumni, faculty, and friends during

November 5-7 to celebrate the power of nursing knowledge and the School of Nursing’s

Centennial year.

November 5

centennial gala banquet

Minneapolis Convention Center


Attend the party of the century and all-school reunion with

Dean Connie Delaney. Enjoy an entertaining evening of celebration,

commemoration, and achievement. Reconnect with classmates and

colleagues. Honor 100 Distinguished Alumni and Centennial

Distinguished Faculty Alumni who exemplify the accomplishments

of the School’s 12,000 graduates. (Dressy attire suggested).

5:30 p.m. Reception (sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau

International, Zeta Chapter)

6:30 p.m. Dinner and Centennial Program

November 6

alumni back-to-campus day

University of Minnesota


Spend a glorious afternoon on campus sharing memories with

classmates and faculty emeriti. Join Susan Hagstrum, wife of

President Robert Bruininks, for a Maroon and Gold Luncheon

hosted by the Nursing Alumni Society in the Heritage Gallery

of the McNamara Alumni Center. Then, head over to nearby

Weaver-Densford Hall where nursing students will lead

Discovery Tours of the School of Nursing.

A dessert reception, hosted by the Heritage Committee, will

provide an opportunity to relax and enjoy the substantial collection

of nursing artifacts on display in the charming Owen H.

Wangensteen Historical Library. A presentation by Dr. Laurie Glass

highlighting the School’s 100 year legacy completes the day.

For more information:

Call Laurel Mallon or Jane Pederson at

612-624-2490 or e-mail, or visit

to view the schedule or learn about

other Centennial events.

12:30 p.m. Maroon and Gold Luncheon at the

McNamara Alumni Center

2:00 p.m. Discovery Tours at the School of Nursing

3:30 p.m. Dessert reception at the Wangensteen

Historical Library

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alumni news

November 7

football tailgate party &

game watch

University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center

Join classmates and Golden Gophers Football fans in the McNamara Alumni Center where

we’ll proudly display Nursing Centennial banners during a tailgate party before the Gopher

vs. Illinois game. “State Fair style” food and beverages will be available for purchase. Fans

with game tickets will be able to proceed across the street to the new TCF Bank Stadium.

Those without game tickets are invited to stay and watch the football game, which will be

telecast live on large-screen television for all party attendees to enjoy.



Begins two hours prior to game time

No advance charge. Food and beverages available for purchase on-site

Centennial Gala & Back-to-Campus Day

registration deadline: october 1, 2009

event options:

I/We plan to attend these events:

Centennial Gala Banquet

Attendee name ___________________________________ $75

Guest name ___________________________________ $75

make a gift:

I would like to make a gift honoring Nursing’s Centennial:

I would like to sponsor a student for the Centennial Gala ($75)

I would like to make a contribution to the Nursing Legacy Fund

(1483) in the amount of $ ____________.

Alumni Back-to-Campus Day

Attendee name ___________________________________ $25

Guest name ___________________________________ $25

Football Tailgate & Game Watch Party

Number planning to attend _______

(Checks for tax deductible donations should be made payable to the

University of Minnesota Foundation)

First name

Last name


registration options:


Go to,

then follow the prompts to register using your credit card.


Mail completed registration form with payment to:

Laurel Mallon

Director Alumni Relations

University of Minnesota School of Nursing

5-140 WDH, 308 Harvard Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

(Make check payable to University of Minnesota)






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alumni news


“How I Met Your Father”

A daughter shares her mother’s nursing memories

My mother, Frances E. Sykora, ‘45, shared many stories with us

children (10 in all) about how hard nurses worked and the

equipment and supplies they used to treat the patients.

I thoroughly enjoyed these stories especially given that

I am a registered nurse. But my favorite story is how her

nursing career led her to my father.

photos courtesy of lori donovan

—Lori Donovan, RN, MSN, CNOR, administrative director of

Surgical Services, Texas Health, Arlington Memorial Hospital

Read the complete memoir and

view additional photos at

Stories and memories bring

history to life

Students, alumni, and friends, share your

memories with us during this centennial

year. We’ll post your submission on the

Nursing Memories Web site at

for everyone to enjoy.

Send your stories and photos to:

University of Minnesota

School of Nursing

Attn: Laurel Mallon

Director of Alumni Relations

5-140 WDH, 308 Harvard St. SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Or e-mail to:

in memory

Jane Claire Varner Breimhorst, BSN, ’37, Jordan, Minnesota, on

January 3, 2009, at the age of 93. She was a member of Sigma

Theta Tau and thought to be the oldest licensed registered nurse in

the state of Minnesota. She took her last class in November 2008.

Adriena Preissova Linehan, BSN ’39, Eagleville, Pennsylvania, on

February 12, 2009.

Kathryn Knoche Malmberg, BSN ’39, West Des Moines, Iowa, on

February 27, 2009.

Elinor (Ellie) Pinkert, BSN ’46, Madison, Wisconsin, on

March 17, 2009.

Alma G. Sparrow, BSN ’44, MPH ’54, Montemorelos, Mexico on

June 12, 2009. Sparrow was the former director of the U of M

School of Public Health, Public Health Nursing program; and a

dedicated advocate of the nurse practitioner program.

Elizabeth Stenglein, MS ’86, BSN ’76, Minneapolis, Minnesota on

June 23, 2009.

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SoN Graduate Celebrates A Century

alumni news

photo courtesy of the arizona republic.

photographer: mark henle.

Like her alma mater, SoN graduate Ruth

Mask turned 100 this year. “Never in my

wildest dreams did I ever think I would live

to be this age,” she told a reporter for the

Arizona Republic last January.

Mask graduated from the School of Nursing

in 1930 after completing a three-year

nursing program, which included clinical

rotations at Minneapolis General Hospital,

Miller Hospital in St. Paul, and the Glen

Lake County Tuberculosis Sanatorium.

After graduation, she worked six and a half

days a week at Minneapolis General,

earning $75 a month. During World War II,

she became one of the first women to work

in the U.S. Signal Corps. She later returned

to nursing, serving at several California

hospitals during the 1940s and early 1950s.

“I studied nursing in the days before

penicillin. Polio outbreaks were frequent,

and we cared for patients in iron lungs,”

Mask says. “Nursing has really changed

since then.”

2009 May Gatherings:

The Power of

Nursing Knowledge

School of Nursing alumni and friends

discovered the power of nursing knowledge

at this year’s May Gatherings held in the

Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Rochester, and Walker,

Minnesota. Hosted by the School of

Nursing Foundation, the popular gatherings

showcased advancements in nursing

research and innovation in patient care.

As part of the program, Dean Delaney and

SoN faculty reached out to communities

across Minnesota to learn more about their

health care needs.

"The school is a resource for the state and

provides guidance on health care in its

broadest sense,” said Dean Delaney.

“We are committed to collaborate and

partner with communities to do what it

takes to deliver health care to its citizens.”

Connie Thach, BSN ‘07

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alumni news

Distinguished Alumni

The 100 Distinguished Nursing Alumni and Centennial Distinguished Faculty Alumni listed here have

advanced health care and done significant work in the nursing profession. They exemplify the breadth,

diversity, culture, and spirit of the School of Nursing. Join us as we honor them on November 5 during

the Centennial Gala banquet.

Distinguished Nursing Alumni

Clara L. Adams-Ender 1969

Larry L. Asplin 1997, 2000

Myrtle K. Aydelotte 1939

Jolene Baker 1978

Barbara Balik 1979

Jeannine Bayard 1971, 1977

Phoebe J. Stevenson Becktell 1952

Carol Berg 1982

John H. Borg 1974, 1976

Mary E. Broderick 1962, 1965

Cindy L. Bultena 1987

JoAnn Butrin 1990

Miriam Cameron 1966, 1986, 1991

Brenda Haram Canedy 1974

Mary Lou Christensen 1960, 1976

Virginia Beatty Clifford 1954

Kathryn Crisler 1962

Sheila Corcoran-Perry 1963

Sharon Cross 1973

Karen Feldt 1996

Marlene Fondrick 1963, 1976

Marlene H. Frost 1980

Susan Goodwin Gerberich 1975, 1978

Laurie K. Glass 1975

Marilyne Backlund Gustafson 1957

Gayle Hallin 1970, 1977

Mary Hand 1973, 1980

Judith Komives Harris 1964

Sheryl Hill 2006

Sharon Hoffman 1972

Zorada Hoge 1962

Yeo Shin Hong 1961, 1971

Margaret Horton-Davis 1947

Jacquelyn Ann Huebsch 1973, 1996

Helen Jameson 1959, 1965

Marjorie Jamieson 1979

Betty M. Johnson 1955

Mary B. Johnson 1977

Helga Jonsdottir 1988, 1995

Florence Kahn 1963

Rebecca (Becky) Kajander 1970, 1988

Rozina Karmaliani 1994, 1997, 2000

Carol Jo Kelsey 1960

Ruth Knollmueller 1959

Barbara A. Koenig 1974

Alice Kuramoto 1969

Susan Lampe 1977

Joann LeVahn 1954

Marsha L. Lewis 1977

Betty Lia-Hoagberg 1961, 1966

Katherine R. Lillehei 1950

Carol Lindeman 1958

Audrey Logsdon 1966, 1969

Marie Manthey 1962, 1964

Florence E. Marks 1953, 1956

Ida Martinson 1960, 1962

Beverly McElmurry 1961

Ellen McVay 1981, 1983

Jean R. Miller 1962

Gretchen Musicant 1978, 1986

Claire Nelson 1975

Jane Norbeck 1965

Barbara Vinson O'Grady 1972, 1973

Debra Olson 1983, 2007

Lucille Paradela-Fernández 1954

Hyeoun-Ae Park 1983

Grace G. Peterson 1951

Michael Petty 1996

Cynthia Ofstad Prestholdt 1963, 1967

Sandra Halverson Rasmussen 1957

Barbara Redman 1959

Patricia A. Robertson 1968

Caroline Bunker Rosdahl 1960

Florence R. Ruhland 1959

Muriel Ryden 1953

Elizabeth Saewyc 1996

Carolyn Iverson Schroeder 1955

Florence M. Schubert 1954

Marjorie J. Smith 1975

Sara J. Smith 1975

Lucy Schwartz Sontag 1952

Justine Speer 1961, 1963

Shirley Stinson 1958

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Susan Strohschein 1968, 1980

Ruth Stryker-Gordon 1948

Mary J. Sumpmann 1978

Alice Swan 1969, 1973

Esther B. Tatley 1984

Gene (Eugenia) Taylor 1948

Margaret Taylor 1975, 1978

Mary R. Thompson 1962

Patricia Tomlinson 1957

Mary Fran Tracy 1990, 1999

Eva Mae Anderson Vraspir 1952, 1972

Deborah Walker 1989

Susan Johnson Warner 1974, 1981

Verle Hambleton Waters 1948

Mary Wellik 1969, 1989

Martha Witrak 1977

Mary Ellen Wurzbach 1993

Distinguished Faculty Alumni

Melissa Avery 1993

Mary Mescher Benbenek 1994

Judith Beniak 1982

Linda Chlan 1992, 1997

Maryann Chowen 1976

Linda Halcón 1983, 1986

Kathleen E. Krichbaum 1979, 1991

Ruth Lindquist 1976, 1979

Carol O'Boyle 1992, 1998

Linda Olson Keller 1980, 2008

Margaret (Peg) Plumbo 1978

Cheryl Robertson 1988, 2000

Mary M. Rowan 1989, 1992

Diane Treat-Jacobson 1998


A Few Good Board


The School of Nursing Alumni Board is accepting applications for

three-year terms beginning in January 2010. Board members

participate in meetings and serve on a board committee. The full

board meets quarterly and committee meetings vary throughout

the year.

Invigorated by a new strategic plan, the board is focusing on

fostering a community of nursing students, alumni, and faculty

that will enrich the professional lives of our alumni members and

strengthen the School of Nursing.

New board members will be selected by the membership

committee and approved by the full board. The selection process

ensures a board that is diverse in experience, interests, skills,

program major, and years since graduation. To secure an

application, learn about current board members, and review the

board’s goals, visit

Or contact Laurel Mallon at or 612-624-2490.

Serving on the School of Nursing Alumni Board is a great way to

get involved with the school, stay abreast of events, and work with

nursing friends and leaders. We look forward to building a strong

board in the centennial year and beyond!

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july 1, 2008-june 30, 2009

u of m school of nursing


2009 Annual Report

The School of Nursing Foundation is proudly celebrating the school’s 100-year milestone. At January’s

Centennial Launch, we announced the foundation’s $1 million gift, which will endow the School of Nursing

Foundation Research Professorship. We were honored to make this gift and will continue celebrating our

donors, as well as the current and past foundation trustees whose combined efforts and strong vision made

this gift possible.

Thank you to the 1,400 donors who stepped forward during these challenging economic times to make

gifts and pledges totaling $4.4 million. This represents a powerful 57 percent increase over the previous fiscal

year and provides pivotal funding when resources are stretched.

Intensive strategic planning is building capacity and providing bold direction for the board.

Nursing Foundation highlights for the year include:

• The fifth annual Scholarship and Fellowship Reception honoring student recipients and the major

donors who made nursing scholarships and fellowships possible. More than $500,000 was awarded

to deserving students, including two Jewelry Scholarships funded by the Nursing Foundation’s annual

Benefit Jewelry Sale.

• The fourth annual Community Partnership Luncheon held in conjunction with Nursing Research Day.

This event promoted research relationships with health systems and community organizations.

• May Gatherings held in eight locations throughout the state to bring together alumni, trustees, colleagues,

and friends. Faculty showcased nursing research on topics such as health care reform, emergency

preparedness in Greater Minnesota, and the use of data mining to improve safety and outcomes for home

care patients.

• Providing School of Nursing pins to BSN and post-baccalaureate graduates at commencement.

The pins were awarded through the Nursing Legacy Fund, that supports the establishment of new

traditions for our students.

• Grants to support faculty and student research including:

• Asthma Care for Pre-adolescents and Adolescent in Iceland and St. Paul, Minnesota

Nursing Research Day 2008

• Matching funds for Senior Class Scholarship established by the Centennial Class of 2009

• The launch of a $1 million fundraising initiative to endow the Marie Manthey Professorship in Innovative

Practices. More than $600,000 in gifts and pledges has been received.

We truly appreciate the loyal and generous donors who have made 2009 a productive and energizing year.

Your gifts provide continuity and inspiration. Your support fuels discovery and improves healthcare in

Minnesota, the nation, and the world. Thank you for advancing nursing education and investing in the power

of nursing knowledge.

Carol Kelsey, Chair 2007-09

Class of 1960

Laurel Mallon

Senior Director of Development

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Back row, l-r: Carol Kelsey, John Borg, Mary Drache, Joyce Overman Dube,

Janet Stacey, William Miller, Brenda Hoffman, Mary Chesney, Connie Delaney,

Naomi Strom, Caroline Rosdahl, John Reiling, Laurel Mallon, Louann Carpenter,

Susan Forstrom, Harry Lefto, Katherine Lillehei, Carolyn Schroeder,

Judith Gerhardt

Front row, l-r: Ann Garwick, Mary Ann Blade, Mary Broderick, Florence Ruhland,

Sandra Anderson, Patricia Kane, Mary Lou Christensen, M. Ann Moser, Rosemarie


Not pictured: Dawn Bazarko, Cindy Bultena, Marilee Miller, Jeffrey Sliper

2009-2010 Board of Trustees

Sandra J. Anderson, BA, Chair

Wells Fargo Elder Services, Retired

John Reiling, PhD, Chair-elect &

Trusteeship Committee Chair

President & CEO, Safe by Design

Mary Broderick, PhD, RN, Secretary

Catholic Elder Care, Retired

Marilee Miller, PhD, RN, Treasurer &

Shareholders Committee Co-chair

Associate Dean, School of Nursing,


Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, LP, LMFT,

FAAN, Marketing Committee


Associate Dean, Professor &

Director, School of Nursing

Judith Gerhardt, Special Projects

Committee Chair

Nurse, Retired

Harry C. Lefto, BA, Corporate

Relations Committee Chair

Harry Lefto Software

Carol Kelsey, BSN, MA, RN,

Past Chair

North Memorial Medical

Center, Retired

Dawn Bazarko, MPH, RN

Senior Vice President, Center for

Nursing Advancement,

United Health Group

Mary Ann Blade, RN

CEO, Minnesota Visiting

Nurse Agency

John Borg, MPH, MS

President, War Memorial Hospital &

Senior Vice President, Valley Health,


Cindy Bultena, MSN, RN

Executive Lead, Chief Nursing

Officer, Woodwinds Health Campus

Louann Carpenter, MBA, RN

Principle Consultant, Medical

Device Marketing

Mary Chesney, PhD, RN, CNP

Clinical Assistant Professor,

School of Nursing

Connie W. Delaney, PhD, RN,


Professor & Dean, School of Nursing

Susan Forstrom, MSN, RN

Consultant, Creative Health Care


Brenda Hoffman, BS

CEO, Rum River Health Services,


Laurel Mallon, BS,

Senior Director of Development,

School of Nursing

William R. Miller, JD

William R. Miller, P.A., Law Firm

M. Ann Moser, BSN, MBA, RN,


Senior Vice President, Dennis R.

Moser & Associates

Joyce Overman Dube, MS

Nurse Administrator, Mayo Clinic,

Surgical Nursing Division &

Assistant Professor of Nursing,

College of Medicine

Rosemarie Reger-Rumsey, RN

Executive Director, Listening House

Jeffrey Sliper, RN

Student, Nurse Anesthesia Program,

School of Nursing

Janet Stacey, MBA

Vice President, Healthcare/Medical

Device Padilla Speer Beardsley

Naomi Strom, BSN, RN

Nurse & Development Executive,


ex-officio member

Caroline Rosdahl, BSN, MA

Representative, Nursing Alumni

Society, Staff Nurse, In-Patient

Psychiatry, Hennepin County

Medical Center

trustee emeritae

Mary Lou Christensen, RN

Patricia Kane, RN

Katherine Lillehei, RN

Florence Ruhland, RN

Carolyn I. Schroeder, RN

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Scholarships Matter

Ellen T. Fahy Nursing Leadership Award made a

“huge difference” for recent grad

Ellen T. Fahy

Sara Tomczyk, BSN ’09, will always have a place in her heart for the

School of Nursing. “It’s a small tight-knit community,” she says.

“And when you receive a scholarship, you feel like you’re really an

important part of it.”

Tomczyk, who graduated with high distinction and Latin Honors,

received the Ellen T. Fahy Nursing Leadership Award during her

senior year. This scholarship, established in honor of Fahy who

served as SoN dean from 1980 to 1990, is awarded to

undergraduate student leaders.

a matter of focus

“The award made a huge difference for me,” Tomczyk says.

“Because I didn’t have to work as much, I had more time to focus

on my studies and take advantage of leadership opportunities

offered by the school.”

Tomczyk served as officer of SoN chapter of the National

Student Nurses’ Association and vice president of the Nursing

College Board. She was a member of the school’s Alumni Board

and the U of M student senate. And she was instrumental in the

development of the student Global Health and Transcultural

Nursing Group. “These activities helped me develop my skill set

and build my resume,” she says. “They also opened a lot of doors

for me.”

For her service to the School of Nursing and the University,

Tomczyk received the President’s Student Leadership and Service

Award and the Donald R. Zander Award for Outstanding Student


Sara Tomczyk (center) poses with children she worked with in a HIV/AIDS public

health program during her internship in Ethiopia.

launching a career

The Fahy Award gave Tomczyk the financial flexibility to work as

public health intern in Ethiopia under the auspices of International

Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) during the summer before her

senior year. This fall, she will return to Ethiopia to work full-time in

IOCC’s public health initiative.

“The award had a big impact on me,” Tomczyk says. “Because I

understand what a difference scholarships can make, I look forward

to the day when I’m able to become a donor myself.”

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Manthey Professorship

Appeal Underway

Envision a world where

nurses are able to humanize

the health care experience

and empower individuals to

make informed decisions

regarding the management

of their own health.

Patricia Robertson, MS ’68, and Susan Forstrom, BSN ’65, MS ’79,

have made generous gifts to support the Marie Manthey

Nursing Professorship in Innovative Practices. To date, more

than $600,000 has been raised toward the professorship’s

$1 million campaign goal.

Inspired by the accomplishments of Marie Manthey, MNA,

FAAN, FRCN, the endowed professorship will focus on

developing courageous innovators—faculty, students, and

practitioners—who will discover, lead, and implement

innovative solutions to the most pressing local and

international challenges in health care.

An entrepreneurial nursing innovator, Manthey developed

a care delivery system that truly established a meaningful

relationship with patients and their families, managed their

care, and encouraged collaborations with health care

colleagues. She is the founder of a health care consulting

firm (Creative Health Care Management) whose mission is to

have all patients and their families experience the healing and

caring that result from the organizational transformation

grounded in relationship-based care.

Consider making a gift during the School of Nursing’s

Centennial year to provide a strong foundation for the years

ahead. Now is the time to help nursing contribute to the

transformation of health care.

For more information about how to support the Marie

Manthey Professorship or include the School of Nursing in your

estate plans, contact Laurel Mallon, senior director of

development, at or 612-624-2490.

is “nursing” in your

estate plan?

In celebration of the School of Nursing’s Centennial year, a

planned gift from your estate is an easy and thoughtful way to

support the future of nursing!

You retain the use of assets during your lifetime and the

ability to modify your gift. You can make an estate gift through

your will, a revocable (living) trust agreement, a retirement plan,

or a life insurance policy. You also can designate the School as

the beneficiary of your bank account (via POD – payable on

death), stock portfolio, or real estate (via TOD – transfer on


For more information about leaving an estate gift, please

contact Laurel Mallon, senior director of development, at or 612-624-2490. If you have already

named the School of Nursing as a beneficiary of your estate but

have not told us, please let us send you a Letter of Intent form

(also available at This will

allow us to record your future gift and your preferences for

Heritage Society recognition.

how to include the school of nursing

in your will

When you include the School of Nursing and the Nursing

Foundation in your will, you and your attorney should direct

your gift through the larger University of Minnesota Foundation,

a 503©(3) tax-exempt organization that is specifically set up to

ensure that all gifts to the University are used exactly as the

donor requests. Please use the legal name and address of the


University of Minnesota Foundation

200 Oak Street Southeast, Suite 500

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-2010

To ensure that your wishes are fulfilled, your will should

clearly state your intentions. Here is some standard wording

that might be useful to you or your attorney:

“I give [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to

the University of Minnesota Foundation, Minneapolis,

Minnesota, [the sum, percentage, or description of your gift] to

be used for the benefit of the School of Nursing.”

To designate the U of M Foundation as a beneficiary of your life

insurance policy or qualified retirement plan, you will need the

foundation’s tax ID number: 41-6042488.

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shareholders report

We gratefully acknowledge the generous individuals and

corporations who have made pivotal gifts to advance nursing

research, education, and service during the 2009 fiscal year

ending June 30, 2009.


Bold Presidents Club

Members are honored for lifetime giving to

the School of Nursing and includes the

following recognition levels:

(B) Builders Society

Lifetime gifts or pledges of at least

$1 million

(R) Regents Society

Lifetime gifts or pledges of at least


(T) Trustees Society

Lifetime gifts or pledges of at least


(C) Chancellors Society

Lifetime gifts or pledges of at least $25,000

(H) Heritage Society

Recognizing future gifts

(Ch) Charter

Donors who joined the Presidents Club at

the $10,000 to $24,999 level prior to its

reorganization July 1, 1998

• Deceased

During the school’s Centennial Launch program on January 27,

Carol Kelsey, chair, School of Nursing Foundation (left), presented

Dean Connie Delaney with a check for $1 million. These funds will

be used to create an endowed professorship.

Every gift is important, although space limitations

only allow us to list donors who have made gifts

of $50 or more between July 1, 2008 and June 30,

2009, please be sure to let us know if we have

inadvertently omitted your name or

misrepresented your contribution. Contact Laurel

Mallon at 612-624-2490 or

for more information.

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Mary K. Field* (B)

Katherine R. Lillehei

(B, H)


Dorothy C. Calafiore* (T)

Ruth Ann Foster* (T, H)

M. Isabel Harris* (T, H)

Judith Komives Harris (C)

Zorada E. Hoge (C, H)

Margaret H & James E

Kelley Fdn. (T)

William W. Prichard (H)

S G K & G Fdn. (C)

Isabel M. Salisbury* (H)

John E. Stapleton* (C)

Ruth H. Stapleton* (C)

Target Corp.

Wound Ostomy &

Continence Nurses

Society (T)

Anna Zenkovich (T)


3M Fdn.

Allina Health System (T)

M. Barbara Balik (H)

Daniel Balik

James M. Bauck

Linda K. Bauck

Arvilla M. Beckman

Karl E. Bennett

Kristin A. Bennett

John R. Brand (Ch)

Cynthia L. Bultena (Ch)

Mary Lou Christensen

(C, H)

Sheila A. Corcoran-Perry

Phyllis L. Dow

Fairview Health Services

Leona Fangmann

Arlene T. Forrest

Lois E. Freeberg Requa

Yeo S. Hong

Margaret D. Horton-Davis

J. Stanley & Mary W.

Johnson Family Fdn.

Elizabeth M. Johnson

Patricia S. Kane (B, H)

James Koons

Mary N. Koons

Kathleen J. Lucas

Midwest Nursing

Research Society

John W. Miller (C, H)

Marilee A. Miller (C, H)

Lisa A. Motz

Nancy G. Olson (Ch)

David W. Olson (Ch)

Christine R. Poe

Thomas E. Poe

Rahr Fdn. (T)

Martin D. Rich

Patricia A. Robertson (C, H)

Rockwell Collins

Gloria T. Ruschmeyer (Ch)

Orlando R. Ruschmeyer


Gary L. Saltus

Joyce M. Schowalter

Christine H. Seitz (Ch)

Michael J. Seitz (Ch)

Sigma Theta Tau

International (C)

St. Cloud Hospital

Delphie C. Stevens

Theresa B. Sullivan

Lynette J. Thompson

(C, H)

Theodore R. Thompson

(C, H)

Helen Wells (Ch, H)

Jan C. Wenger (C)

giving highlights

Judith Harris, ’64, established the Judith Komives Harris

Centennial Scholarship to support new nursing students with

academic promise and financial need. In accordance with the

donor’s wishes, preference will be given to graduates of Saint

Paul, Minnesota, public high schools who have been admitted

to the School of Nursing through the Freshman Guarantee

Program. The endowed scholarship will receive matching

funds through the President’s Scholarship Program.

Mary C. Wenger (C)

James P. White (C)

Mary Ann A. White (C)

Marian M. Woehning

(Ch, H)


Sandra J. Anderson

Mary B. Barkman

Lorna M. Barrell

John H. Borg

Helen R. Bowlin

Paul F. Bowlin

Mary E. Broderick

Kathleen H. Chafey

Robert E. Collier

Kathryn S. Crisler (Ch)

Jean A. Foote

Susan G. Gerberich

William W. Gerberich

Helen E. Hansen

Barbara R. Hiller

Marilyn J. Holland

Gladys W. Hughes

Helen M. Jameson

LaVohn E. Josten (Ch, H)

Katherine J. Justus

Ruth C. Kahn

Carol J. Kelsey (Ch)

Donald G. Kelsey (Ch)

Harry C. Lefto (C)

Barbara J. Leonard

Harold R. Lindstrom

Jeanette D. Meier

Mary H. Murai

JoAnn Nielsen

John G. Reiling

Sharon A. Ridgeway

Caroline B. Rosdahl

Barbara C. Salter

Beth K. Schafer

Phyllis M. Smith

Delphie J. Sorenson

St. Joseph's Medical


Frances M. Sullivan

Eugenia R. Taylor (Ch)

Evelyn V. Thomson

Deborah J. Thomson

Mary A. Warne

Anne E. Wiberg

Andrea G. Winick

Susan O. Wood (C)


Vivian I. Aarestad

Priscilla A. Abercrombie

Kay M. Acton

Rosie L. Acton

Mary E. Adamson

Eric A. Aguirre

Katherine C. Akre

Karen A. Allard

Candace D. Allender-Kropf

Lynn A. Almquist

Charles A. Amann

Marilynn R. Amann

Ione B. Ambrose

Ameriprise Financial


Mary C. Andersen

Harriet H. Anderson

Kathryn M. Anderson

Lisa M. Anderson Have

Kurt B. Angstman

Mary Angstman

Jean P. Antonello

Benjamin W. Atkinson

Gretchen H. Atkinson

Sandra L. Baines

Dorothy E. Baker

Roberta J. Ballot

Dianne M. Bartels

Susan B. Bauer

Susan L. Benson

Judith G. Berg

Margit K. Berg

Dorothy C. Bevis

Arnold W. Bigbee (H)

Thomas C. Bliss

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giving highlights

Eileen Vinnes Kalow, ’71, established a charitable

trust to support the creation of an endowed chair in

child and family health. “We are very grateful for this

gift, which will allow the school to advance child and

family health research and practice,” said Dean

Connie Delaney, who announced the gift during Nursing Research Day.

Kalow, a retired pediatric nurse practitioner, earned her bachelor of

science in nursing and master’s in public health nursing degrees at the

University of Minnesota. “My gift to the University is in appreciation for

what the School of Nursing did for me,” Kalow said. “The heavy

psychological emphasis in the program gave me the inner strength and

courage to stand up for myself and to benefit others in my care.”

Linda M. Bloomquist

Anne L. Boisclair-Fahey

Phyllis A. Boler

Mary M. Bonnabeau

Margaret A. Bornhoft

Jennifer I. Brand

Cheryl L. Brandt

Beverly A. Bridges

Carol S. Brown

Julie M. Brown

Terrance M. Brueck

Terry J. Burrell

Sylvia F. Byrd

Jonathan S. Byrne

Marjorie L. Byrne

Margaret L. Carlson

Paula P. Carson

John R. Carter

Margaret Carter

Mary L. Chesney

William C. Chesney

Linda L. Chlan

Arlis H. Christenson

Dale L. Christenson

Raul F. Cifuentes

Virginia B. Clifford

Barbie Close

Kris A. Close

Jonathan A. Coleman

Linda K. Coleman

M. Jean Craemer

Phyllis M. Dahl

Dennis K. De Long

Sandra S. Deinard

Connie W. Delaney (C, H)

Lorraine B. Dennis

Martha E. Dew

Susan K. Dewey-Hammer

Carol A. Dieckhaus

James W. Dieckhaus

Christopher K. Dietz

Julie L. Ditzler

Bryan E. Dowd

Susan C. Dowd

Debra J. Drew

Ruth A M. Dyer

Lou A. Dykstra

Robert Dykstra

Eileen F. Dzubay

Esther E. Ehlert

Marlene R. Ellis

Carley J. Engwall

Edward A. Fagerlund

Kathleen A. Fagerlund

Charles J. Farho

Joyce E. Farho

Mary A. Fautsch

Kay J. Fellows (Ch)

Walter R. Fetterley

Lois Fielding

Jane K. Filerman

Ann L. Findlay

Karen S. Finnegan

Timothy J. Flesch

Jane E. Flickinger

Dolores A. Flom

Marlene A. Fondrick

Susan G. Forneris

Susan J. Forstrom

Winifred D. Fossum

Minna M. Freiberg

Lois M. Frels

Ruth K. Freymann

Annette K. Fritz

Maryjo A. Fritz

Jayne A. Fulkerson

Margaret H. Fullinwider

Carol L. Gackle

George D. Gackle

Nancy L. Gallagher

Lois Gantriis

Joanne L. Gardner

Ann E. Garwick

Dave R. Garwick

Betty A. Gassett

Kathy S. Gatzlaff

General Mills Fdn.

Judith M. Gerhardt

Barbara B. Gibb

Cynthia L. Gilbertson

Michael W. Gilbertson

Jane A. Gisslen

Laurie K. Glass

Maureen P. Golden

Carrie A. Grafstrom

Nancy J. Greenwood

Elaine R. Greiner

Elizabeth A. Griffith

Michael R. Griffin

Peggy L. Griffin

Cynthia R. Gross

Nancy A. Gross

Mark A. Hallberg

Mary Jo Hallberg

Jeanne C. Hallburg

Gayle S. Hallin

Tracey K. Hammel

Barbara J. Hanks

Melanie J. Hanlon

Betty J. Hanna

Mary R. Hanstad

Kathryn D. Hathaway

Meri E. Hauge

giving highlights

Maryann Witkop, ’54, established a gift annuity to

support School of Nursing research, education, and

practice. Maryann and her classmates plan to

celebrate their 55th reunion during All-School

Centennial Gala this November.

Jan K. Haugland

Ronald A. Have

Judith A. Haviland

Mary R. Hayes

Miriam R. Hazzard

Phyllis H. Hegland

Michael R. Heller

Susan M. Heller

Katherine L. Heller-Ostroot

Marilyn Z. Hempstead

Aaron B. Henne

Richard Henry

Vonna J. Henry

Robert Herrick

Lois Hetherington

Avis M. High

Susan E. Hirst Ketcham

Frances M. Hoffman

Sharon E. Hoffman

Michelle M. Hoffmann

J. Adele Hoglin

Carolyn L. Holland

Lorine M. Holschuh

Pearl R. Hoover

Linda M. Hussey

Linda M. Huwe

Cynthia A. Jacobson

Jean J. Jasienski

Betty A. Jepson

Coral S. Joffer

Betty M. Johnson

Edna E. Johnson

Mary T. Johnson

Phyllis L. Johnson

Robert J. Johnson

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Scott D. Johnson

Elizabeth B. Johnston

Anne C. Jones

Jo Anne Judge-Dietz

Margaret W. Jumbe

Catherine J. Juve

Barbara S. Kaminski

Mary P. Kastner

Illola F. Keefe

Kristen A. Keirsey

Ann W. Kelly

Colette B. Kerlin

Barbara L. Kern-Pieh

Wendy E. Kidd

Elinor K. Kikugawa

Margaret L. Kirkpatrick

Andrew W. Kirscher

Linda G. Klammer

Carolyn A. Kochel

Samuel S. Kochel

Corrine Kodelka

Cathryn Konat

Gerald C. Korblick

Vieno H. Krekula

Judith G. Kreyer

Alice M. Kuramoto

Barbara La Valleur

Gwendolyn G. Ladner

Joseph A. Ladner

Nancy E. Lamo

Susan S. Lampe

David L. Larson

Greg P. Larson

Julene A. Larson

Robert V. Lee

Sonia A. Lee

Kathryn S. Leggitt

Dorothy J. Leigh

Norma A. Leino

Kathleen F. Lenarz

Michael D. Lenarz

Brenda K. Lenz

Ruth E. Leo

Pamela A. Lesser

Betty L. Lia-Hoagberg

Elizabeth C. Lines

Yin T. Liong-Schaff

Sandra L. Lovell

Elizabeth C. Lundeen

Norma J. Lyslo

Macalester College

Marilyn R. Machlup

Mary E. Madda

Pat A. Madden

Darlene A. Maeder

Linda J. Mahlberg

Kristine M. Maki-Olson

Ann T. Maland

Laurel G. Mallon

Carole N. Maltrud

Paul Maltrud

Rosemary V. Manion

Monty L. Martin

giving highlights

Cary L. Martinson

Carin W. Mc Clelland

Isabel T. Mc Garry

Cheryl L. Mc Kane

Janet M. Mc Martin

Marie R. Mc Millen

Mary Beth Mc Raith

Ellen E. Mc Vay

Jeanette A. Mefford

Barbara J. Merrill

William R. Miller

Kathryn E. Mitchell

Diane E. Mortenson

Nicole V. Morton

Christine A. Mueller (H)

Deborah J. Muller

Gretchen G. Musicant

Claire C. Nelson

The late Isabel M. Salsbury, ’51, ’70, left a bequest of more than $81,000 to

support the work of the Katharine J. Densford International Center in

Nursing Leadership. During her career, Salsbury served as a school nurse

consultant for the State of Minnesota and a nurse for the Northern State

Power Company (NSP).

Mabel M. Nelson

Pamela J. Nelson

Ruth A. Nelson

Judith K. Nemecek

Nedra A. Nicholls

nursing foundation

Kristen C. Nicklawske

Harold W. Niece

Beverly S. Nilsson

Susan L. Noel

giving highlights

Valatrice E. Nordin

Dolores A. Nordquist

Phillip E. Nordquist

North Metro

Midwives PA

Theresa K. Nyberg

Claire S. O'Connor Frisch

Jeffrey V. O'Grady

Joseph P. O'Grady

Kent N. O'Grady

Lynn C. O'Grady

Marie L. O'Koren

Ellen A. O'Neal

Alvhild M. Olander

Debra K. Olson

Jacquelyn J. Olson

M. Kristine Oppegaard

Marianne G. Orton

Alison H. Page

Lori J. Palmquist-Mueller

Lucy A. Paquin

Alan Y. Pardo

Jean M. Pardo

Sarah E. Parsons

Anne L. Pavlich

Barbara A. Peickert

Jane E. Perlstein

Monica J. Perme

Jane M. Persoon

The Margaret H. and James E. Kelley Foundation awarded a

$25,000 grant to fund the Cynthia Kelley O’Neill

Scholarship for Psychiatric Nursing created in memory of

the foundation’s visionary president. The scholarship

supports students pursuing graduate studies in psychiatric 2009 recipient

Kathy Flugel Colle

mental health nursing. “The Cynthia Kelley O’Neill

Scholarship was an instrumental part of my journey in the

pursuit of my clinical nurse specialist degree in psychiatric mental health,”

says 2009 recipient Kathy Flugel Colle. “It has given me wings to achieve

my dreams. I hope to have a private practice some day integrating healing

of mind, body, and spirit.” Colle is also pursuing a minor in complementary

therapies and healing practices.

Juanita R. Peterson

Claire S. Pfau

Pharmacia Fdn.

Elizabeth I. Polcyn

Jody B. Portu

Joanne M. Porwoll

Therese C. Prochaska

Procter & Gamble Fund

Mary A. Rapacz

Deborah J. Rasmussen

Astrid M. Ravenholt

Rosemarie Reger-Rumsey

Carol A. Reid

Linda D. Ridlehuber

Michael J. Ringhand

Sandra Robertson

Judith F. Rogers

Richard A. Rohla

Diane K. Rose

Ruth M. Roth

Alexis R. Ruegg

Timothy J. Rumsey

La Vonne J. Russell


Lorraine H. Ryberg

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giving highlights

Sharon O. Schamber

Margaret M. Scheid

Warren W. Scheid

Alice J. Schmidt

Muriel Schoon

Carolyn I. Schroeder (T, H)

Clinton A. Schroeder (T, H)

Susan A. Schroeder (Ch)

Florence M. Schubert (H)

Ellen D. Schultz

Lori A. Schutte

Marrelyce F. Seaman

Dorine R. Seaquist

Kendra A. Sharkey

Ena M. Shawhan

Louanne E. Sheneman

Robert A. Silvagni

Marilyn J. Simonds

Daniel Simundson

Karen D. Skiba

Hisako U. Smith

Marcella K. Smith

Barbara Smith-Fochtmann

Susan P. Steiner

Joan D. Stenberg

Ben F. Stephens

Mary O. Stephens

Joyce Stevens

Philomena M. Stewart

Linda C. Stover

Mary J. Sumpmann

Arthur W. Swanstrom

Barbara J. Swanstrom

Karen P. Swenson

Kenneth J. Syring

Virginia C. Syring

Renee R. Tasaka

Lucille S. Tellett

Jeanne M. Terhaar

Connie R. Thach

David L. Thayer

Edna L. Thayer

Chandra L. Torgerson

Mary F. Tracy

Travelers Fdn.

Kathleen A. Tune

Virginia B. Turba

Bonnie Underdahl

Elizabeth A. Vance

Sadie Vannier

Shirley Veith

Cynthia A. Verhey

Reinelda E. Vickey

Christine M. Walsh

Verle I. Waters Clark

Tanya S. Watson

Nicholas J. Webb

Susan M. Weisbrich

Ruth D. Weise (Ch, H)

Mary Wells

Mary L. Welz

Dianne E. Werger

Lynn Wetherbee

Yvonne Whalley

Elizabeth A. Wiborg

Linda L. Wick

Danielle E. Wiklund

Joan M. Wilcox

Richard R. Wilde

Preston P. Williams

Sharon R. Williams

Karen L. Wolf

Ellen Wolfson

Stanley L. Wolfson

Irma M. Wyman

Marie Wynne

Daniel J. Yant

Gary L. Zahn

David W. Zemke

Kimberly K. Zemke

Diane M. Zempel

Edith L. Ziegler


Helen K. Aase

Mary T. Absolon

Carolyn R. Allen

Alliant Energy Fdn.

Evi Altschuler

Laura P. Amble

Sarah M. Amendola

Berniece M. Anderson

Joan Anderson

Marian H. Anderson

Dorothy B. Anderson-


Ann B. Antolick

Norma S. Artman

Dawn R. Atchison

Marjorie A. Auld

Mary M. Aultfather

Marianne E. Baez

Annie J. Bailey

Jana K. Balfany

Louis W. Banitt

Mary P. Banitt

Teresa S. Barlow

Jean E. Bartholomew

Wyona R. Bartsch

Mary L. Bassett

Eileen F. Battle*

giving highlights

The Mary K. Field estate provided of final

distributions of $377, 00 to support two

endowed Mary K. Field and Cyrus A. Field

Scholarships. During the past two years, the

Field estate has gifted more than $2.8 million

to create the School of Nursing’s largest scholarships for undergraduate and

professional nursing students.

Jeanne M. Batzli

Dawn M. Bazarko

George Bazarko

Cordelle P. Bear

Julia G. Behrenbeck

Thomas Behrenbeck

Sue E. Bell

Suzanne K. Beltz

Mary M. Benbenek

Carol E. Berg

Gwen S. Bernal

Anne M. Betzel

Nancy A. Beyer

Mary M. Bishop

Helen K. Bjorlin

Gwili M. Blair

Karyl K. Blair

Sandra E. Blair

Charlotte K. Bolla

Mary P. Bolton

Angela M. Bonfe

Janet P. Booe

Sarah M. Book

Jane M. Boster

Beverly Boyer

Richard E. Boyer

Marilyn Braun

Carol J. Brezina

Judith A. Brink

Stacy Brise

Kathy L. Brosdahl

Merilys P. Brown (H)

Deborah K. Burns

Jean M. Burroughs

Carol L. Busman

Barbara B. Bye

Marjana F. Callery

Robert L. Callery

Frances S. Callihan

Lori L. Carlson

Robert H. Carlson

Dolores R. Carrier

Richard T. Chamberlain

Sarah W. Chamberlain

Glenda L. Christenson

Gwen E. Chute

Marion M. Clare

Margaret L. Cleveland

Roberta J. Collins

Shirley A. Conn

Georgiana M. Coray

Janice Corcoran

Jill E. Cordes

Mary E. Crimi

Kathleen S. Croke

William J. Croke

Nancy V. Dagg

Jodell E. Dahl

The late Dorothy C. Calafiore, MD ’54, provided an additional distribution of $80,000 through her

estate to award scholarships to students pursuing professional nursing degrees through the School of

Nursing and advancing their preparation in public health.

34 minnesota nursing

Marjorie R. Dahlager

Marlys M. De Vries

Florence E. Deaner

Marilyn F. Deling

Alice F. Dettwiler

Lois K. Doran

Beverly L. Dorsey

David B. Drache

Mary T. Drache

Nancy A. Drange

Marilyn A. Draxton

Thomas J. Dube

Mary K. Eberley

Elke D. Eckert

Maxine E. Ehlers

William A. Ehlers

Jane M. Eichten

Shirley M. Ellefsen

Emmy Ellestad

Rebecca J. Enos

Delma L. Entner

Kristin L. Epland

David N. Falde

Catherine A. Ferris

Vivian L. Fick Simpson

Paul D. Finney

Erin M. Florell

Edward A. Fortier

Martha R. Fortier

Janet L. Fouts

Ellen B. Frazeur

Jeanne E. Freiburg

Irene E. Garcia

Judith M. Gardner

Penelope M. Gardner

Marlys N. Gebhard

Mary A. Gehrke

Rita E. Gengler

Stephanie R. Genz

Ann E. George

Gudrun G. Giere

Jennie L. Giere

Melody J. Gifford

James R. Gilbert

Sandra Gilbert

Mary E. Glaeser

Mary R. Goering

Shelly G. Golden

John W. Gorman*

Mary M. Grado

Patricia J. Graham

Kathleen A. Grambsch

Diane M. Greig

Karin E. Grosscup

R. Kim Grossman

Blossom C. Gullickson

Lisa M. Hagen

Donna B. Hambleton

giving highlights

Glen W. Hambleton

Verona M. Hansen

Dorothy L. Hare

Mary E. Hartwig

Ruby C. Hass

Ruth L. Hass

Susan D. Hasselle

Ursula H. Hawkins

Theresa M. Hendrickson

Jane Hennessy

Nicole Hentges

Carol J. Hill

Richard J. Hill

Signe S. Hill

Frances M. Hirsch

Stephen J. Hirsch

nursing foundation

giving highlights

The family of Jennie Lee Giere, ’57, has established a

named scholarship in her honor. During Jennie’s

senior year, she was selected by her classmates to

receive the Powell Award in recognition of her

outstanding citizenship. The education that Jennie

received at the University of Minnesota gave her an appreciation for lifelong

learning and for what it means to be active in the nursing

profession. The Jennie Lee Gustavson (Wurm-Giere) Scholarship will

support undergraduate nursing students who have a strong interest in

geriatrics and delivering health care in underserved areas.

Marjorie R. Hoagland

Melvin G. Hoagland

Carol E. Hocking

Brenda R. Hoffman

Carol L. Holton

Rhoda T. Hooper

Jacquelyn A. Huebsch

Doris Ingraham

Nancy J. Irvin

Florence M. Jacob

James N. Jacobsen

Marjorie R. Jacobsen

Carol A. Jakway

Karen A. Jansky-Koll

Nancy A. Janssen

Joan M. Janusz

Curtis Burkland funded a gift annuity to create a

scholarship in loving memory of his wife, Louise Pohl-

Burkland. Born and raised on a small farm outside of

North Branch, Minnesota, Louise always wanted to be a

nurse. She attended some of her required science classes

at the University of Minnesota and was impressed with the

Louise and Curtis

depth and quality of the teaching. Although she could not

Burkland with their

continue in this program when she married Curtis in 1949,

son Dave.

she held a lifelong regard for the School of Nursing. When the

youngest of their four children reached high school, Louise

decided that it was time to satisfy her wish to become a

registered nurse, a goal that she accomplished at the age of 37. The Louise Pohl-Burkland

Scholarship will give preference to nursing students from rural areas of Minnesota.

Cecelia B. Jennewein

Kristen E. Jensen

Donald L. Johnson

Irene M. Johnson

Joanne L. Johnson

Ruth E. Johnson

Timothy P. Johnson

Ann S. Jordan

Phyllis A. Jordan

Ross W. Jordan

Florence S. Kahn

Christina C. Kant

LaDonna J. Kartak

Ann C. Kay

Milree Keeling

Rita A. Kelly

Elizabeth L. Kemper

Mary J. Kempf

Laurie M. King

Mark S. Kirschbaum

Miriam S. Kiser

Kent A. Klanderman

Sharon Klanderman

Margaret J. Klopp

Patsy M. Klose

Barbara A. Koenig

Norma J. Krantz

Kimberly M. Kroll

Carol S. Kuehnel

Andrea L. Kuich

G. Anne La Bree (H)

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John W. La Bree (H)

Leann G. La Course

Susan K. Lantz

Polly E. Lanz

Ann M. Larson

Mary H. Larson

Robert B. Lasser

Lorraine A. Leas

Alice C. Lehman

Adeline C. Leraas

Yea-Nah A. Liao

Deborah M. Link

Alice A. Litton

Mary A. Loecken

Marion I. Loges

Ardell P. Loomer

Jean A. Mac Donald

Alexis R. Maciej

Betty J. Main

Katie J. Maki

Kathleen A. Malloy

Ida M. Martinson (C, H)

Donald M. Mason

Elaine A. Mason

Jennifer C. Maytum

Kathleen M.

Mc Donough

Peggy A. Mc Dowell

Donald E. Mc Grath

June E. Mc Grath

Mary Ann Mc Guire

Susan J. McKinley (H)

Kerstin L. Mc Steen

Medtronic Fdn.

Patricia L. Melby

Priscilla J. Merryman

Barbara J. Meyer

Mary G. Meyer

Mary E. Michaels

James A. Miles

Rachel A. Miles

Judith L. Miller

Nicole C. Misewich

Peter T. Mitchell

Jane C. Mobeck-Wilson

Charles Moline

Patricia J. Molloy

Darwin J. Monson

Sandra J. Monson

Meryl J. Montgomery

Martha Morgan

Patricia J. Morse (H)

Diane Mountain

Kimberly A. Murray

Virginia P. Naros

Chad Nelson

Charlotte A. Nelson

Evelyn H. Nelson

Floyd L. Nelson

Tara L. Nelson

Sandra R. Nimmo

Jo Ann Noble

giving highlights

Zorada Hoge, PhN ’62, established the Zorada Hoge

Gerontology Nursing Fund to provide program

support for faculty, students, and staff who are

studying or teaching geriatric nursing. The goal

of the endowment is to improve the environment

and care of patients in nursing homes.

Catherine J. Norman

Thomas L. Nystrom

Susan K. O'Connell

Theodore A. Olson

Vicki S. Olson

Michelle R. Orieux

Barbara B. Ottinger

Joyce A. Overman Dube

Mary E. Overvold-


Twyla A. Paulson

Jeffrey J. Paurus

Jean L. Paurus

Lizabeth M. Payton

Richard A. Pearson

Anthony Peck

Nicole L. Pedersen

Beverly Pederson

George Pederson

Karen Y. Persico

Aaron L. Peter

Emily A. Peter

giving highlights

Anna Zenkovich made a planned gift

to support the Wladimir & Paulina

Zenkovich Nursing Fellowship Anna’s

late sister, Helen, was a 1948

graduate of the School of Nursing. The fellowship, which assists students

pursuing graduate studies in public health nursing or nurse anesthesia,

was created to honor their parents.

Eileen H. Peterson

Karen S. Peterson

Nancy J. Peterson

A. Jeanne Pfeiffer

Patricia A. Pick

Joanna L. Pierce (C, H)

Michelle Pittman-


Autumn L. Platz

Marilyn R. Plummer

Mary A. Pollard

Julie A. Ponto

Michael S. Popadiuk

Deborah A. Poppie-Dubois

Cynthia A. Prestholdt

Grant A. Pylkas

Mary J. Pylkas

Lorna P. Quiggle

K. Ann Rabie

Susanne M. Rademacher

Timothy M. Rand

Cynthia K. Rasmussen

Becky K. Reed

Ruth M. Reed

Betty L. Reinhart

Denise R. Remus (H)

Mary C. Riley

Paula R. Rivard

Sandra K. Robinson

Barbara L. Rodorigo

Janet G. Rog

Phyllis M. Roseberry

Ruth E. Rosen

Mary M. Rowan

April R. Rowe Neal

Melanie A. Ruda

Joanne C. Rudrud

Ruby M. Salewski

Kristen A. Sandager

Susan M.

Sawyer-De Maris

Ruth T. Schlieve

Camilla R. Schloemer

Laura R. Schmid

Phyllis J. Schmid

Susan N. Schneeman

Martha A. Schroth

Kathleen J. Schumacher

Colleen Schwartz

Cathleen A. Scully

Marlys W. Seitzer

Helen E. Sell

Wendy E. Sharpe

Patricia S. Shaver

Gale L. Shea

M. Lisa Sieling (H)

Patricia A. Simondet

Joyce Simones

Linda K. Skatvold

Paul O. Skatvold

Helena F. Slind

Shirley J. Small

Debra M. Smith

Joan M. Smith

Priscilla E. Snelling

Judith J. Snow

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nursing foundation

Lucy S. Sontag

Barbara M. Spokes

Elizabeth J.


Joan C. Stanisha

Jay C. Stanley

Karen K. Stanley

Ruth O. Stanley

David E. Stiernagle

Jackie A. Stiernagle

Linda B. Stowman

Jo Ann Strom

Kathryn A. Strony

Ruth Stryker-Gordon (C, H)

Doris G. Stucke

Florine M. Sullivan

Marie E. Sullivan

Kathryn L. Swanson

Connie L. Swenson

Stacey E. Tait-Goodale

Kiyomi K. Takekawa

Caryl N. Tamte

Wen-Na E. Tan

Margaret Tatarka

Esther B. Tatley

Herbert M. Tatley

Susan L. Taylor

Sarah C. Tellijohn

Louise L. Testen

Theodore J. Testen

Sheryl A. Theuninck

Mabel L. Thompson

Sonia A. Thoreson

Hope B. Thornberg

Grace B. Thorp

Cheryl L. Thorpe

Gregory L. Thovson

Laura R. Thovson

Sonda J. Tolle

Andrew C. Tomasko

Jacqueline L. Tornoe

Kelsey H. Tritabaugh

Lois M. Troemel

Kristine R. Tromiczak

Aune A. Trygg

Judith A. Urban

Dinah Vandeberg

Lee Vandeberg

Teresa E. Vander Eyk

June D. Vaughn

Karen J. Vorderstrasse

Elaine V. Voss

Dayton J. Walker

Susan S. Walker

Beverly A. Walling

Barbara R. Ward

Richard T. Ward

giving highlights

The late M. Isabel Harris, dean of the School of Nursing

from 1969 to 1975, provided generously for the School of

Nursing in her estate plan. To date, a partial distribution

of $90,000 as been received to support the Katharine J.

Densford International Center in Nursing Leadership, the

Florence Julian Memorial Scholarship, and the Isabel

Harris Scholarship for professional nursing students.

During her tenure as the school’s first dean, Harris won

acclaim from faculty, students, and alumni for achieving the independent

status of the school on a par with other professional schools in the

University. She reorganized graduate and undergraduate studies, initiated

efforts to emphasize community health, and expanded the school’s

continuing education offerings.

Brian M. Warzecha

Olive M. Weatherman

Eileen P. Weber

Linda G. Weber

June T. Wheeler

Mattie M. Widen

Ruth M. Wingeier

Beth E. Wodrich

Dorothy C. Worst

Paulen V. Wrigley

Diane M. Wrobleski

C. Douglas Youel

Janet T. Youel

John Zimmerman

June N. Zimmerman

Jean M. Zuroski

Kathleen H. Zyla

in memory

Bonnie R. Bata Jones

Nancy L. Cook

Jean R. Field

Kathryn M. Friedrich

Harry Golden

Audrey E. Hermanson

James P. Hesketh

Goldie M. Hoff

Donald R. Holland

Marian Hval

Barbara J. Lee

Sandra R. Markel

Agreda M. Monn

Donna T. Murn

Bryan Puckett, Sr.

Marian G. Raup

Evelyn P. Schiele

Barbara H. Slivken Rich

giving highlights

The SGK&G Foundation granted $30,000 to

establish the Edna Warner Scholarship to Promote

the Education of Professors in Nursing. In 2009, the

scholarship supported three students in the

school’s Native Nurses Career Opportunity

Program, including Nicole Lenoir (left), a nurse at

the Indian Health Service Facility and a member of

the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

in honor

Shirley A. Brekken

Mary L. Chesney

Eva M. Gallagher

Judith A. Graziano

Susan K. O'Conner-Von

Barbara V. O'Grady

Carolyn I. Schroeder

Ruth D. Weise

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center news

Center members are committed to innovative

research and scholarship that focuses on improving

the health of populations through public health

nursing practice, partnerships, and public health

policy. Center faculty are leaders in shaping the

future of health care through their research and


Informing policy grounded in

research and practice

Linda Lindeke, PhD, RN, CNP, associate professor, director of

graduate studies, and president of the 7000-member

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

(NAPNAP), spoke on behalf of children and families at a

daylong invitational conference at the Institute of Medicine

in Washington, D.C., in March.

She is also helping policymakers find new ways to fund

advanced practice nursing education. For example,

legislation is being proposed to reimburse both direct and

indirect costs to hospital- and community-based providers

who precept advanced practice nursing students.

Lindeke is finding her presidency to be ripe with

opportunities to speak for nursing and to advocate for new

models and systems of care that are informed by her rich

evidence-based practice and research background.

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center news

center director:

L) Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, FAAN

R) Jayne Fulkerson, PhD


To improve the health of infants,

children, adolescents, parents, and

families in the context of their

communities. Center members

develop and disseminate evidencebased

interventions and best practices

in primary and secondary prevention.

for more information:

Ann Garwick, professor

Jayne Fulkerson, associate professor


center for

child and family health

promotion research

Informing health care reform and

policy with research

Melissa Avery, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, associate professor and

director of the nurse midwifery program, is examining the use of

exercise as a therapy for American Indian women with gestational

diabetes, a population at high risk for the condition. The

intervention has the potential to prevent gestational diabetes

when applied in early pregnancy and Type 2 diabetes when

continued post-pregnancy. As president of the American College of

Nurse Midwives, Avery uses this as an example of how research can

contribute to the elimination of health disparities, which is one of

the principles of health care reform.

Informing practice through


Clinical professor Mary Rowan, PhD, RN, completed a collaborative

project with Lyn Ceronsky, APRN, MS, system director, in the

Palliative Care Leadership Center at University of Minnesota

Medical Center, Fairview. The Clinical Preceptor Knowledge and

Resource Assessment: Three Clinical Practice Domains for Quality

Palliative Care project was supported by the Densford Clinical

Scholars program.

The study identified nurses’ self-reported knowledge base and

comfort level with palliative care. The study also identified

knowledge of relevant resources among nurses serving as clinical

preceptors, care coordinators, and charge nurses.

Preceptors also identified areas of greatest learning need for

new nurses. These included:

• Assisting families when a loved one is dying

• Addressing grief

• Physiological processes associated with dying

• Post-mortem body care

• Pain and symptom management at the end of life

As a result, the School of Nursing palliative care curriculum has

been refined to meet the needs of our graduates.

Informing practice through


Laura Duckett, PhD, MPH, RN, associate professor, is collaborating

with Richard Lussky, MD, a neonatologist at Hennepin County

Medical Center (HCMC), on a series of research projects about the

benefits of mother’s milk for premature infants. Mothers who

provide milk feel they are contributing to their infant’s growth and

development. But there are often barriers to pumping, transport,

and storage. Duckett and Lussky have conducted maternal

interviews, staff interviews and focus groups, and infant chart

reviews to gain specific knowledge that can be used to enhance

the environment, staff knowledge and skills, and care processes to

increase mother’s milk feeding initiation and continuation for

premature infants admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

at HCMC.

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center news

center director:

Linda H. Bearinger, PhD, RN, FAAN


To educate nurses and other health

professionals to be expert clinicians,

teachers, researchers, leaders, and

policymakers who will serve the

health needs of young people.

for more information:

Linda H. Bearinger, professor

Phone: 612-624-5157

Fax: 612-626-3467


center for

adolescent nursing

Life after a PhD and a Post-doc

Launching Academic Careers in Adolescent Health

Not long ago, Terryann Clark, PhD, MPH, was a doctoral student, and

Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD, MSPH, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of

Minnesota. Focused in nursing and nutrition, respectively, they were in our

Center for Adolescent Nursing. Both have since accepted faculty positions.

We talked with them recently…

In the past decade, 15 of our center’s

pre- and post-doctoral trainees have

become university faculty. Currently

we support 22 graduate and postdoctoral

trainees in nursing,

medicine, and nutrition.

What have you been doing since

leaving the center?

Terryann Clark,


Clark: I am Maori (the

indigenous people of

New Zealand) and have

lived here all my life. I

came to Minnesota in

2003 to learn skills in

adolescent health and

research with the goal

of bringing these skills

back home to improve

the health and well-being of my people.

Now, as faculty at the University of

Auckland, New Zealand, I teach the postgraduate

nursing research course. I enjoy

helping shape nurses’ research questions

while inspiring them to value research as a

means for improving practice. Research

intimidates many so it’s rewarding to watch

nurses recognize how research questions

come from everyday practice.

I also chair a multidisciplinary research

team that has undertaken two large-scale

national surveys providing a picture of the

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health and well-being of New Zealand’s

youth. Using these surveys, the national

Maori youth health report, which I am

writing, has critical policy implications for

indigenous youth.

Daheia Barr-Anderson,


Barr-Anderson: As an

assistant professor

in the School of

Kinesiology at

Minnesota, I have

developed a course on

the influence of

psychological, physical,

and environmental

factors on levels of

activity in children and youth. Also, I’ve

volunteered with the 50 Million Pound

Challenge, a national weight-loss initiative

led by Dr. Ian Smith from Celebrity Fit Club.

The 225 African American participants in

my group have lost 1,250 pounds since we

started. Though South Carolina is home, the

collegiality I experienced in my postdoctoral

program led to my excitement

about continuing work in Minnesota.

How did CAN’s program help you


Clark: I learned about leadership in

collaboration with communities. The

research and grant-writing skills I

developed have already helped me secure

two grants. Most valuable might

be developing a group of Minnesota

colleagues whose mentorship has helped

shape my academic career and inspired me

to want to make a difference for young

people in New Zealand.

Barr-Anderson: Weekly full-day seminars on

topics related to healthy youth

development and professional skillbuilding,

including intensive sessions on

scientific writing, taught me how to be an

effective member of the faculty. But I think

the most important perspective I gained is

the importance of interdisciplinary research

teams in addressing key issues of


center news

center director:

Jean Wyman, PhD, APRN-BC, GNP, FAAN


To develop and test innovative

interventions that help individuals

and families create optimal pathways

to health.

for more information:

Jean Wyman, professor

Phone: 612-626-9443


minnesota center for

health trajectory research

The Minnesota Center for Health Trajectory Research was

established in 2005 with a $1.5 million grant from the National

Institute of Nursing Research. The center develops and tests

innovative interventions that will help individuals and families

create optimal pathways to health. Center researchers are

exploring the interrelationships among the many biological,

behavioral, psychosocial, and environmental factors responsible for

health or illness and how to manage them over time.

L-R: Karen Monsen, Patricia Painter, Tondi Harrison

Newly funded pilot


The center provides funding to faculty to conduct one-year pilot

studies. Projects funded for 2009-2010 year are:

Tondi Harrison, assistant professor: Effect of Maternal Physical

Contact on Physiologic Regulation in Infants with Congenital Heart

Defects. Harrison will study the feasibility and safety of a 14-day,

skin-to-skin care intervention.

Karen Monsen, assistant professor: Intervention Patterns

Associated with Psychosocial and Parenting Outcomes. Monsen

will examine how different patterns of home-visiting by public

health nurses affect health outcomes in disadvantaged mothers

and infants.

Patricia Painter, associate professor: A Pilot Study of Cycling

Exercise and Wound Healing in Diabetic ESRD (End Stage Renal

Disease) Patients. Painter will develop methods to determine

whether cycling enhances wound healing in diabetic hemodialysis

patients with ischemic foot ulcers. Better healing would avoid or

delay the progression to lower extremity amputation.

Center faculty present MNRS


In March 2009, Drs. Susan Henly, Donna Bliss, Linda Chlan, and

Cynthia Gross hosted a symposium at the annual conference of the

Midwest Nursing Research Society in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The symposium, “Evaluation of Interventions for Symptom

Experiences over Time,” described advances in research methods

designed to evaluate management of symptoms and side effects of

nursing interventions. These methods consider that symptom

experiences vary across individuals, interventions, and over time.

Presenters from the center illustrated temporal issues using clinical

trials of music intervention for critically ill patients with

mechanically ventilatory support, fiber therapy for individuals with

fecal incontinence, and mindfulness-based stress reduction in

organ transplant patients.

Visiting scholar

Geraldine Padilla, PhD, professor and associate dean for research,

School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, visited the

center for two days in February. Padilla is an internationally

renowned expert in quality of life outcomes and nursing care

interventions for chronic disease, particularly cancer, arthritis,

HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis. She consulted with faculty and presented

two seminars that focused on keeping one’s passion for discovery

alive and measuring quality of life.

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center news

center director:

Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, FAAN


The center prepares pediatric nursing

leaders to improve the quality of care

and systems of care for children and

youth with an added emphasis on those

with special health care needs. Graduates

are prepared for leadership roles in

primary and specialty care of children and

youth, the organization and delivery of

health services, policy, research, education,

and advocacy. The center’s holistic

approach focuses on family-centered care

within cultural and community contexts.

for more information:

Ann Garwick, professor


center for

children with special

health care needs

Front row, l-r: Linda Bearinger*, Ann Garwick*, Nanette Pepper Callahan,

Maternal and Child Health Bureau; Dalice Hertberg, University of Colorado-

Denver; Renee Sieving*. Back row, l-r: Susan Kools, University of California-

San Francisco; Anne Turner-Henson, University of Alabama-Birmingham;

Linda Lindeke*, Marilyn Krajicek, University of Colorado-Denver; Marti Rice,

University of Alabama-Birmingham (*University of Minnesota School of



In March, faculty from the Center for Children with Special Health

Care Needs and the Center for Adolescent Nursing hosted

representatives from each of the five Leadership Education and

Research in Nursing-Maternal and Child Health (LEARN-MCH)

Programs. Participants met with the project officer, CAPT Nanette

Pepper Callahan, BSN, MEd, to learn about HRSA/MCHB news and

to develop linkages and collaborations across programs. The five

programs are located at the University of Alabama, Birmingham;

University of California, San Francisco; University of Colorado,

Denver; and the University of Minnesota. Programs provide masters

and doctoral education to prepare nurses for leadership roles in

maternal and child health in academic, clinical, community/public

health, and research settings. Programs also serve as regional and

national resources by conducting research, providing continuing

education, and providing technical assistance and consultation.

Center hosts doctoral exchange


Shu-Chen Cheng, MSN, RN, comes to the center from Taipei, Taiwan,

where she is a PhD student at the National Yang-Ming University.

Her research focuses on caring for children with asthma. Cheng’s

advisor is Pei-Fan Mu, PhD, RN. Read Shu-Chen Cheng full story at

Announcing new continuing-ed resources

The center now offers free continuing education modules with

Minnesota Board of Nursing or ANCC contact hours at The seven self-paced modules


• Connecting with Children: The Therapeutic Interview and

Teaching Self-Regulation Skills

• Providing Transition Services to Children and Youth with Special

Health Needs

• Getting to the Heart of It: Ways to Provide Culturally Competent

Care to American Indian Children and their Families

• Health Care Plan for the Child with Diabetes

• Family Health Nursing

• Hearing Loss: Everyday Effects and Education

• Allergic Rhinitis: Mechanisms and Management

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center news

center director:

Jean Wyman, PhD, APRN-BC, GNP, FAAN


To improve the health, quality of life,

and delivery of quality nursing care to

aging adults of diverse cultures.

for more information

or to join the Gero Nursing listserv:


center for

gerontological nursing

Visiting Scholar presents guidelines

for pain management

L-R: Keela Herr; Darlene Lindahl, Hartford

BAGNC Predoctoral Scholar (mentored by

Linda Chlan, Jean Wyman, and Keela Herr).

In April, the center hosted Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF, professor and chair of adult and

gerontology at the University of Iowa College of Nursing, as the AAPM/Pfizer Visiting

Professor. Herr is a noted international expert in evidence-based guidelines for pain

management in older adults and end-of-life curricula. During her visit, she gave three

presentations on the challenges of pain and aging:

• Appropriate management of pain in older adults

• Best practice recommendations for pharmacologicalmanagement of pain in

older adults

• Recognition and assessment of pain in cognitively impaired adults

All three presentations are available online, with American Nurses Credentialing Center

(ANCC) continuing education contact hours available. To access these presentations and

obtain information about receiving contact hours, visit



Fang Yu, PhD, GNP-BC, RN, assistant

professor, received a two-year grant from

the American Health Assistance Foundation

as a part of the foundation’s Alzheimer’s

Disease Research program. This program

focuses on the exploration of treatment

options and learning how to live with or

care for someone with the disease. As

principal investigator, Dr. Yu will evaluate

the effects of exercise as a potential

treatment for people with mild to

moderate Alzheimer’s disease who still live

in the community. She also received a grant

from the University of Minnesota Academic

Health Center Seed Grant Program. This

project will validate clinical measures of

executive function of U.S. veterans.

Joseph Gaugler, PhD, associate professor

and McKnight Presidential Fellow, was

awarded funding from Eli Lilly and

Company for his research on the

association between behavioral

disturbances and nursing home admissions

in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

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center news

center director:

Joanne Disch, Phd, RN, FAAN


To improve health and health care

worldwide through the education,

collaboration, and promotion of

nurses as strong leaders and good


for more information:

Joanne Disch, clinical professor

Phone: 612-625-1187


katharine j. densford international center for

nursing leadership

Partnerships Advance

Center’s Mission

Over the years, the Densford Center has benefited from a wide

array of partnerships with leaders in clinical and educational

facilities, policymakers, physicians and other health professionals,

consumers, practicing nurses, and nursing students. Recently, the

center partnered with retail and health care leaders to advance

Densford Center initiatives.

Supporting community-based research

Since 1962, when Target Corporation opened its first store in

Roseville, Minnesota, its mission has been to make Target the

“preferred shopping destination” for customers. It has done this by

supporting the communities in which its stores are located. In

2006, Target reached $1 billion in total giving.

This year, the School of Nursing received an award from the

Target Campus Grant Program. The award will support two studies

by the 2009-10 cohort of Densford Clinical Scholars. The studies

will be conducted at community-based sites that intentionally

incorporate students as participants in clinical studies.

For more than a decade, the Clinical Scholars Program has

provided opportunities for advanced practice nurses to design and

conduct clinical studies in partnership with SoN faculty. The

program has measurably benefited patient care. It has also

improved the practice of nurses and other health professionals,

increased the research skills of the partners, and created

collaborative frameworks for ongoing work.

Improving the education of today’s nurses

In 1951, the School of Nursing launched its nursing administration

program, which has prepared highly effective nurse leaders,

managers, and administrators. Over the years, the program has

evolved to reflect current trends and industry requirements.

Today, however, nurse leaders are needed not just in hospitals

and clinics, but in health systems, communities, industry, and

boardrooms. In addition, nurse entrepreneurs are creating new

options for care delivery. To meet these needs, the Densford

Executive Committee has completely revamped the program.

Consistent with the move to the Doctor of Nursing Practice

(DNP), and the elimination of master’s programs, the former

nursing administration program has evolved into a DNP with a

specialty focus on health innovation and leadership. The program

starts this fall and offers two options: BSN-to-DNP and postmaster’s-to-DNP.

To create this new program, center director Joanne Disch

engaged the help of SoN faculty and community experts, such as

Dawn Bazarko, a registered nurse and DNP student. Bazarko is

senior vice-president of UnitedHealth Group (UHG) and chairs the

company’s new Center for Nursing Advancement. Based in

Minnetonka, Minnesota, UHG has 75,000 employees around the

world—including some 6,000 nurses.

With faculty experts, Sandra Edwardson and Kimberly Zemke,

Bazarko is designing the proposed Health Care Finance and

Resource Management course. Discussions now focus on ways to

develop a cohort model for UHG nurses to enroll in the school’s

DNP program.

44 minnesota nursing

center news

center director:

Jean Wyman, PhD, APRN-BC, GNP, FAAN


To advance the care of older adults by

preparing outstanding nursing faculty

from diverse backgrounds who can

provide leadership in strengthening

geriatric nursing at all levels of

academic nursing programs.

for more information

or to subscribe to SageNews, the

center’s e-newsletter:


minnesota hartford center of

geriatric nursing excellence

Upper Midwest

Geriatric Nursing

Education Alliance

Representatives from 23 Alliance schools in

Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and

Wisconsin met in May to network and

share resources. Highlights included the

presentation of three exemplar models for

infusing geriatric content into nursing

curricula. Presenters had participated in the

center’s 2008-2009 Faculty Learning About

Geriatrics (FLAG) program.

2009-10 Minnesota

Hartford Geriatric

Nursing Education


Saundra Crump, MSN, RN, CHPN is

completing her PhD in order to serve as a

mentor for minority nurses and improve

end-of-life decision making for

disadvantaged patients. As a bioethics

consultant, she addresses end-of-life issues

by working with healthcare providers,

religious leaders, and social service

professionals to identify individualized

patient resources.

Patricia Kappas-Larson, MPH, APRN-BC,

FAAN has created and implemented

evidence-based practices, designed

services, developed delivery models, and

educated others in her executive roles at

UnitedHealth Care/Evercare. As a DNP

student, she looks forward to integrating

her business acumen and expertise with

scholarly practice.

Alison Lood, MS, RN-CNP, has been a

geriatric nurse practitioner with Fairview

Geriatric Services since 2004. Inspired by

her bond with her great-grandmother, she

chose to make geriatric care her life’s work.

She plans focus her DNP capstone project

on patient safety and medication

reconciliation forms for hospital discharges.

Denise A. Meijer, RN, MS, WHCNP-BC, has

worked in nursing education for 10 years,

with an emphasis on holistic geriatric

nursing care for a diverse global society. Her

DNP project will systematize the

integration of gerontological content into

the curriculum at the College of St.

Benedict, where she directed the May term

study abroad program in South Africa.

Erica Schorr, BSN, BSBA, enters the PhD

program this fall with four years of

experience in acute and home health care.

She is fueled by a passion for sharing

nursing research outcomes in order to

better serve an aging population.

Schorr plans to focus on peripheral arterial

disease research.

Arin VanWormer, MS, RN, who has worked

at Abbott Northwestern Hospital since

2001. She plans to complete her PhD and

obtain an adult CNS certificate this year.

Drawn to the complexity of geriatric

patient care, she is examining the impact of

adherence to stress management therapy

on cardiovascular functioning in female

heart disease patients.

fall/winter 2009 45




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Nichols, L. A., Parker, J. G., & Henly, S. J. (2008).

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Nikzad, K. A., Anderson, K. A., & Gaugler, J. E.

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grant awards

principal and co-principal investigators

july 1, 2008 – june 30, 2009

Avery, Melissa

Exercise for American Indian Women with

Gestational Diabetes: A Pilot Study

P20 Center for Health Trajectory Research/

UMN School of Nursing

Avery, Melissa

Exercise for American Indian Women with

Gestational Diabetes: A Pilot Study

UMN – Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for

Equity and Diversity

Bearinger, Linda

Center for Adolescent Nursing (T80)

Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Health Resources

and Services Administration/U.S. Department of Health

and Human Services

Bearinger, Linda

Adolescent Health Protection Research Training

Program (T01)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Benbenek, Mary

Sunlight Exposure, Dietary, and Dress Habits of

Somali Girls

Sigma Theta Tau International, Zeta Chapter

Bernat, Debra

Effect of Minnesota Statewide Clean Indoor

Air Law on Young Adult Smoking

ClearWay Minnesota

Bliss, Donna

The Impact of Fiber Fermentation On Fecal

Incontinence (R01)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of

Nursing Research

Bliss, Donna

Raising Literacy and Capacity for Incontinence

and Skin Care in Dementia (R03)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of

Nursing Research

Bliss, Donna

Smart Seal Ostomy Appliance:Further Testing


National Institutes of Health/National Center for

Research Resources (Prime); Korosensor

Bliss, Donna

Evaluation of Characteristics and Typical Usage of

Incontinent Products for Fecal Incontinence

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Bronas, Ulf

Claudication: Exercise versus Endoluminal


National Institutes of Health/National Heart Lung &

Blood Institute (Prime);Rhode Island Hospital

Carney-Anderson, Lisa

Fagerlund, Kathleen (Co-PI)

The Perioperative Experience of Parkinson’s


P20 Center for Health Trajectory Research/

UMN School of Nursing

Chlan, Linda

Anxiety Self-Management for Patients

ReceivingMechanical Ventilatory Support (R01)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of

Nursing Research

Chlan, Linda

Patient-Controlled Sedation Feasibility Study

UMN Academic Health Center (AHC)

Faculty Research Development Program

Delaney, Connie

Advancing the Nursing PhD Program in


Health Resources and Services Administration/U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services (Prime)

University of Oklahoma

de Ruiter, Hans-Peter

To Life or Not to Lift: An Institutional

Ethnography of Safe Patient Handling Practices

Minnesota Nurses Association Foundation

Sigma Theta Tau-Tau Kappa

Disch, Joanne

Quality Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN):

Phase 3

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Prime); American

Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Disch, Joanne (Co-PI)

Wholey, Douglas (PI)

Multidisciplinary Organization and Outcomes for

Chronic Heart Failure Patients at the VA

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Disch, Joanne (Co-PI)

Transforming Organizational Culture and

Performance by Improving Senior Leadership

Team Effectiveness

National Center for Healthcare Leadership and Robert

Wood Johnson Foundation

Disch, Joanne

Improving Health Care Team Performance

Through Integrative Leadership

UMN Center for Integrative Leadership

Duckett, Laura

Testing Feasibility, Acceptability and Safety of

Reiki Touch for Premature Infants

UMN Graduate School – Grant in Aid

Edwardson, Sandra

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Health Resources and Services Administration/U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services

Edwardson, Sandra

Moss, Margaret

Native Nursing Careers Opportunity

Program (NNCOP)

Indian Health Service/U.S. Department of Health and

Human Services

Fulkerson, Jayne

Healthy Home Offerings via the Mealtime

Environment (HOME) (R21)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of

Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases

Fulkerson, Jayne

Observational Ratings of Child Feeding Practices

Among Preschoolers

Minnesota Obesity Prevention Center

Garcia, Carolyn

BIRCWH Program Scholar (K12)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child

Health and Human Development (Prime)

UMN – Deborah E. Powell Center for Women’s Health

Garcia, Carolyn

Pilot of a Coping Intervention Tailored to Latina

Adolescent Females

P20 Center for Health Trajectory Research/

UMN School of Nursing

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grant awards

Garcia, Carolyn

Linking Latino Families to Mental Health Services

Using a Community Health Worker Based Multi-

Agency Collaborative Model: A Development and

Feasibility Study

Medica Foundation

Garcia, Carolyn

Health Insurance Affordability and Health Care

Access/Quality in High and Low Uninsurance


UMN Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)

Garcia, Carolyn

Using Health Realization with Latino

Adolescents: Piloting the “No Te Quebres El Coco”


UMN President’s Faculty Multicultural Research Award

Garwick, Ann

Center for Children with Special Health Care

Needs (T80)

Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Health Resources

and Services Administration/U.S. Department of Health

and Human Services

Garwick, Ann

Building an Interdisciplinary Research Agenda to

Enhance Quality of Life and Transition to

Adulthood for Youth with Chronic Health

Conditions Conference

Minnesota Department of Health

Garwick, Ann (Co-PI)

Scal, Peter (PI)

Internet-Based Health Care Transition Program

UMN Academic Health Center (AHC) Faculty Research

Development Program

Garwick, Ann (Co-PI)

Looman, Wendy (PI)

A Comparison of the Roles of School

Nurses in Coordinating Asthma Care for

Pre-adolescents and Adolescents in Iceland and

St. Paul, MN

School of Nursing Foundation

Gaugler, Joseph

Comprehensive Support of Alzheimer’s

Disease Caregivers (R01)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute on


Gaugler, Joseph

Adult Day Service Utilization and Outcomes:

A Mixed Methods Approach (K02)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute on


Gaugler, Joseph

Caregiver Outcomes Post Nursing Home

Placement of a Family Member (R21)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute on


Gaugler, Joseph

Communication in the Nursing Home (SBIR)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of

Nursing Research (Prime); Caring Family

Gaugler, Joseph

The Dementia Demonstration Project

Department of Veterans Affairs

Gaugler, Joseph

Early Dementia Identification Project

State of Minnesota/Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

Gaugler, Joseph

Nursing Home Diversion Project

State of Minnesota/Minnesota Board on Aging

Gaugler, Joseph

Association between Behavioral Disturbances

and Nursing Home Admissions

Eli Lilly and Company

Gaugler, Joseph

The Memory Club: Providing Support to Persons

with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease and Their

Care Partners

UMN Office for Public Engagement

Gaugler, Joseph

Interdisciplinary Faculty Teaching Fellowship

UMN Graduate School

Gross, Cynthia

Kreitzer, Mary Jo (Co-PI)

Impact of Mind-Body Interventions

Post Organ Transplant (R01)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of

Nursing Research

Gross, Cynthia

Kreitzer, Mary Jo (Co-PI)

Mindfulness Meditation versus

Pharmacotherapyfor Chronic Insomnia:

A Pilot Study

UMN – Academic Health Center (AHC) Faculty Research

Development Program

Harrison, Tondi

A Pilot Study of a Skin-to-Skin Care Intervention

in Infants with Congenital Heart Defects

P20 Center for Health Trajectory Research/

UMN School of Nursing

Jacko, Julie

An Assistive Robot to Fetch Everyday Objects for

People with Severe Motor Impairments

Coulter Foundation

Jacko, Julie (Co-PI)

HRI: Robot Learning from Teleoperative-Based

Instruction and Multimodal Interaction

National Science Foundation

Kerr, Madeleine

Latino-based Multimedia to Prevent NIHL (R25)

National Institutes of Health/ National Institutes of

Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Kreitzer, Mary Jo

CAM Research Education Partnership Project


National Institutes of Health (Prime); Northwestern

Health Sciences University

Kreitzer, Mary Jo

Stress Reduction for Caregivers: A Randomized

Controlled Pilot Study (R21)

National Institutes of Health (Prime); HealthPartners

Research Foundation

Kreitzer, Mary Jo

Whole Systems Healing Curriculum Development


Life Science Foundation

Kreitzer, Mary Jo

Impact of a Residential Integrated Treatment

Program on Women with Eating Disorders

Park Nicollet Foundation (Prime); BlueCross BlueShield


Krichbaum, Kathleen

Cultural Immersion Service Learning in Public

Health Nursing

U.S. Department of Education/Fund for the

Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)

Krichbaum, Kathleen

New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kubik, Martha

Team COOL Pilot Study (R21)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of

Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases

Kubik, Martha

A Clinic-based Intervention Targeting Primary &

Secondary Prevention of Childhood Obesity

Allina Hospitals & Clinics

Leonard, Barbara (Co-PI)

John Belew (PI)

The Participation of Young Adults with Mild

Intellectual Disabilities in Health-Related


Special Olympics

Lindeke, Linda

Service Use and Outcomes of Prematurity at


National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners,

Minnesota Chapter

Lindquist, Ruth


Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Looman, Wendy

Correlates of Quality of Life for Rural and Urban

Families of Children with VCFS

P20 Center for Health Trajectory Research/UMN School

of Nursing

Looman, Wendy (PI)

Garwick, Ann (Co-PI)

A Comparison of the Roles of School Nurses in

Coordinating Asthma Care for Pre-adolescents

and Adolescents in Iceland and St. Paul, MN

School of Nursing Foundation

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grant awards

Monsen, Karen

Intervention Patterns Associated with

Psychosocial and Parenting Outcomes

P20 Center for Health Trajectory Research/UMN School

of Nursing

Monsen, Karen

Discovering Effective Models for Home Visiting


Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS)

Moss, Margaret

RWJF Health Policy Fellowship

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Mueller, Christine

Geriatric Nursing Education Project: Creating

Careers in Geriatric Advanced Practice Nursing

The John A. Hartford Foundation (Prime); American

Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Mueller, Christine

Regulating Licensed Nursing Practice in Nursing

Homes: RN Delegation, the Role of the LPN, and

Outcomes of Nursing Care

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (Prime);

Duke University

Mueller, Christine

Developing Comprehensive Dementia-Specific

Nursing Home Quality Indicators

Alzheimer’s Association (Prime);University of Indiana

O’Boyle, Carol

Minnesota Emergency Readiness Education and

Training (MERET)

Health Resources and Services Administration/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

O’Conner-Von, Susan

Field Test of a Web-based Program to Help Youth

Cope with Cancer Treatment

P20 Center for Health Trajectory Research/

UMN School of Nursing

Olson Keller, Linda

A Culture of Excellence: Evidence-based Public

Health Nursing Practice

Health Resources and Services Administration/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Olson Keller, Linda

Enhancing the Capacity of Public Health Nursing

Through Partnerships

Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing

Olson Keller, Linda

A Public Health Nurse/Population Ratio for the

21st Century

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Prime);

University of California San Francisco

Painter, Patricia

Comparison of Exercise Responses in Four ESRD

Treatments (R01)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of

Nursing Research

Painter, Patricia

A Pilot Study of Cycling Exercise and Wound

Healing in Diabetic ESRD Patients

P20 Center for Health Trajectory Research/

UMN School of Nursing

Painter, Patricia

Renal Exercise Studies

Satellite Healthcare

Peden-McAlpine, Cynthia

The Experience of Community Living Men with

Fecal Incontinence

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Peden-McAlpine, Cynthia

Extending Pediatric Critical Care Nurses’

Expertise in Family Settings

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Robertson, Cheryl

Understanding Somali Refugees’ Perceptions of

Mental Health Care: A Focused Ethnography

UMN Academic Health Center (AHC), Program in Health

Disparities Research

Savik, Kay


National Institutes of Health (Prime); HealthCare

Interactive, Inc.

Savik, Kay

Nursing Home Training to Impact CMS Indicators


National Institutes of Health/National Institute on

Aging (Prime); HealthCare Interactive, Inc.

Sieving, Renee

Prime Time: Health Promotion

For Multiple Risk Behaviors (R01)

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of

Nursing Research

Sieving, Renee

Lead Peace-Plus: Evaluating a Middle School

Service Learning Program

University of Minnesota Prevention Research Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sieving, Renee (Co-PI)

Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research

and Training Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sieving, Renee

Evaluating the Minneapolis Circulator Bus Service

City of Minneapolis contract with University of

Minnesota Prevention Research Center

Talley, Kristine

The Effect of Restorative Care Nursing on

Patterns of Disability in Long-Stay Nursing Home


The John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin

Fellowship Award

Treat-Jacobson, Diane

Exercise Training to Reduce Claudication: Arm

ErgometryVersus Treadmill Walking (R01)

National Institutes of Health/National Heart Lung &

Blood Institute

Treat-Jacobson, Diane

Claudication: Exercise versus Endoluminal


National Institutes of Health/National Heart Lung &

Blood Institute (Prime); Rhode Island Hospital

Treat-Jacobson, Diane

Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Scholar


UMN Academic Health Center

Westra, Bonnie

Preserving the History of Nursing Informatics


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/ Executive Nurse

Fellows Alumni Association

Westra, Bonnie

Leadership through Nursing Informatics

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Prime); Regents of

the University of California

Westra, Bonnie

Developing Predictive Models for Improving

Home Care Patients’ Ambulation and Oral

Medication Management Outcomes

UMN Graduate School – Grant in Aid

Westra, Bonnie

Using Electronic Health Record Data to Predict

Medical Emergencies for Homecare Patients

UMN Digital Technology Center

Wyman, Jean

(P20) Center for Health Trajectory Research

National Institutes of Health/National Institute of

Nursing Research

Wyman, Jean

Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence

The John A. Hartford Foundation

Wyman, Jean

Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Pain Management

Pfizer, Inc.

Yu, Fang

Functional Impact of Aerobic Exercise Training in

Alzheimer’s Disease (K12)

National Institutes of Health/K12 Career Advancement

Program for Clinical Research Scholars (CAPS)

Yu, Fang

Feasibility and Impact of Aerobic Exercise in

Alzheimer’s Disease

American Health Assistance Foundation

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photo finish

photos by tim rummelhoff

Adams-Ender Awarded

Doctor of Humane Letters

Retired Brigadier General Clara Adams-

Ender, RN, MS ’69, FAAN, received an

honorary doctor of humane letters from the

University of Minnesota during the School

of Nursing commencement on May 15.

This is the highest degree conferred by the

University’s Board of Regents, and it is

bestowed on individuals who have achieved

acknowledged eminence in their fields.

Dean Connie Delaney praised Adams-

Ender for her ability to view “education as

the path to freedom” and “obstacles as

opportunities to excel.” Citing Adams-

Ender’s distinguished nursing career,

Delaney said that she was an inspiration for

both the University’s and the school’s

commitment “to improve health and

caregiving worldwide by educating and

promoting nurses as leaders.”

Adams-Ender also gave the

commencement address. She encouraged

the new graduates to thank everyone who

had helped them reach this day “because

seldom, if ever, do we accomplish our goals

alone.” She also challenged the graduates

to return to their communities and speak to

young people about the value of education.

These two tasks, she said, are the beginning

of giving back and serving others.

During her remarkable career, Adams-

Ender crossed gender and color lines as she

rose from staff nurse in the Army Corps to

vice president for nursing at Walter Reed

Army Medical Center. She later became the

first African American woman and nurse to

command a major U.S. Army installation,

attaining the rank of brigadier general.

For these and many other

accomplishments, Adams-Ender will also be

honored as one of the school’s 100

Distinguished Nursing Alumni during the

Centennial Gala on November 5.



1 Dean Delaney and Regent

Hunter present Clara Adams-

Ender with an honorary doctor

of humane letters.

3 4

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September 24-27

American Association for the

History of Nursing Conference

October 12

School of Nursing Foundation

Scholarship Reception

November 3

Barbara O’Grady Lecture

November 4-6

Summit of Sages

November 5

Centennial Gala

November 5

100 Distinguished

Alumni Recognition

November 6

Andrea Printy Memorial Lecture

November 6

Alumni Back-to-campus Day

November 7

Tailgate party and football game

(in the new TCF Stadium)

December 10