I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Connie Delaney, Professor & Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. We spoke about her nursing career, her current work and the importance of nurses getting involved as board members. Dr. Delaney shares her wealth of experience with board membership, including her insights on the Nurses on Boards Coalition and their important work.
Listen to our full conversation to learn how Dr. Delaney also pursued a degree in math while studying nursing, her thoughts on planetary health, and the cutting-edge facilities
at her institution. What advice does she have related to nurses and board membership? Here are two key pieces she shared:
- Be authentic – know yourself and know nursing.
- Recognize the importance of team – respect strengths and boundaries.
Listen to our full conversation here
Connie White Delaney is Professor & Dean, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota. She also served as Associate Director of the Clinical Translational Science Institute –Biomedical Informatics, and Acting Director of the Institute for Health Informatics (IHI) in the Academic Health Center from 2010-2015. Delaney is the first Fellow in the College of Medical Informatics to serve as a Dean of Nursing. Delaney was an inaugural appointee to the USA Health Information Technology Policy Committee, Office of the National Coordinator, Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She is an active researcher and writer in the areas of national data and information technology standards development for essential nursing and health care, outcomes/safety, data science, and translational science. She serves on numerous health, business/industry and policy boards/advisory committees. She holds a BSN with majors in nursing and mathematics, MA in Nursing, Ph.D. Educational Administration and Computer Applications, and completed postdoctoral study in nursing & medical informatics. Read more…