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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota School of Nursing are expanding their long-standing partnership.

The two organizations today announced they have formed a collaboration to "further advance nursing." A news release says the formal arrangement will utilize their academic-practice partnership "to generate, disseminate and apply knowledge for the improvement of nursing practice, education, and health outcomes.”

photo by Andy Brownell/Townsquare Media
photo by Andy Brownell/Townsquare Media

In announcing the collaboration, Mayo and the U of M stated that it will initially focus on creating and growing innovative undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate education degree opportunities and experiences at Mayo Clinic. The partnership also worked to address nursing workforce needs.

"Mayo Clinic nurses are known for their exceptional knowledge, trusted expertise, and innovative patient care," says Ryannon Frederick, chief nursing officer, Mayo Clinic. "This collaboration will help us accelerate improvements in nursing practice, education, and research to benefit patients everywhere."

The two organizations formed a partnership after the University of Minnesota School of Nursing first began offering a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in Rochester 20 years ago. A news release says all of the U of M nursing students in Rochester currently complete their clinical education at Mayo Clinic.

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