School of Nursing

About the School of Nursing
Established in 1909, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing was the first nursing program on a university campus. The first program leading to a baccalaureate degree began in 1919. A master’s degree program was first offered by the School of Nursing in 1950 and through the Graduate School beginning in 1962. The Ph.D. program was established in 1983.

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Duxbury, Mitzi

In 1977, Mitzi Duxbury came to the University of Minnesota as director of graduate studies and associate professor in the School of Nursing. In 1979, she was appointed assistant dean for Graduate Studies. She left the University of Minnesota…

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Edwardson, Sandra

Sandra Edwardson attended the University of Minnesota School of Public Health to pursue a Ph.D. in hospital and healthcare administration. After completing her Ph.D., Edwardson became an instructor in the Independent Study Program in Hospital and Healthcare Administration, after…

Kloempken, Eva

Eva Kloempken graduated from the University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing in 1929. She spent her career as a nurse at Northern Pacific Beneficial Association Hospital in St. Paul….

Leonard, Barbara

Dr. Barbara Leonard earned her master’s in 1965 and her Ph.D. in 1983, both from the University of Minnesota. She served as a professor in the School of Public Health and the School of Nursing at the University. Dr. Leonard…

Manthey, Marie

Marie Manthey served as associate director of nursing at the University of Minnesota Hospital from 1964 to 1971. During her tenure at the University of Minnesota Hospital, Manthey led the development of primary nursing and is recognized, nationally and…

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Martinson, Ida M.

Ida Martinson received her baccalaureate degree in nursing education and her Masters in nursing administration from the University of Minnesota in the early 1960s. After earning her Ph.D., she returned to the University and joined the faculty of the School…

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Sime, A. Marilyn

Marilyn Sime earned her BS in Nursing Education, with a minor in psychiatric nursing, in 1959 from the University of Minnesota. After earning her MS in Psychiatric Nursing, she returned to the University of Minnesota, and completed her Ph.D. in…