The Minnesota Center for Nursing and the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) are honored to recognize Ann M. Jones’ contributions to transforming nursing education by establishing the Ann M. Jones Institute for Innovation in Nursing Education


In a context of a health care system that is rapidly changing, the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) has been created to support the development of nursing professionals ready to respond to the complex needs of patients. This alliance, formed by interested educational programs, regulation, and practice partners, seeks to shape the skill and competency nurses bring to their practice by implementation of an innovative approach to nursing education.

This shared vision and commitment to excellence and innovation grounds the efforts of MANE to serve and promote the health of all Minnesotans.

Built on a commitment to collaboration, MANE is implementing a nursing education program designed to develop nurses who demonstrate skilled nursing judgment and reflectively consider how to improve their own nursing practice, embodying a commitment to lifelong learning.

The first two semesters are devoted to prerequisite/preparatory courses selected to support the nursing curriculum, and are required for admission to the nursing program. A student may enroll at either a community college or at a university; admission processes are in place to allow for a seamless progression throughout the program. This curriculum culminates in completion of a baccalaureate degree in four years.



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Our Mission & Vision
The mission of the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education is to increase baccalaureate prepared nurses through collaborative, transformative educational strategies. This mission is carried out through increased access to baccalaureate nursing education MANE will prepare professional nurses to promote health and meet the evolving and complex healthcare needs of an increasingly diverse population in Minnesota.

MANE’s Philosophy
Transformative Curriculum — We believe the purpose of nursing education is to prepare professional nurses to practice successfully in today’s complex health care environment, respond to future health care needs, and lead in the broader health care system. A commitment to excellence in professional nursing practice, based on a set of collaborative core nursing values and innovation, is reflected in the use of integrative review in a spiraled, competency-based curriculum. We believe in a transformative curriculum that moves away from independent silos of education to a collaborative effort between universities, community colleges, and practice with the goal of increasing numbers of baccalaureate prepared nurses in Minnesota. This collaborative curriculum fosters a seamless transition from associate to baccalaureate nursing education. We believe baccalaureate nursing education enhances a comprehensive understanding of healthcare policy, research, systems leadership, and community health nursing.

Health Promotion — MANE nursing graduates are educated to use the best available evidence in making sound clinical judgments during provision of safe, high quality, holistic nursing care across the lifespan and the health continuum. We believe with the use of informational technology, a nurse is prepared to provide health care in a variety of environments. We believe nurses act as transformational leaders and vital members of an interdisciplinary team. A strong focus on health promotion supports nursing graduates to best serve diverse individuals, families, and communities locally, nationally, and globally.

Lifelong Learning — We believe adult learners must be actively engaged in the learning process. We value lifelong learning, reflective nursing practice, and insights gained through self-analysis and self-care. Faculty members teaching in the MANE curriculum model professionalism, scholarship, inclusiveness, beneficence, and collegiality. This transformative approach to nursing education encourages deep understanding of key nursing concepts while addressing the changing healthcare environment.