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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.


Anoka Ramsey Century College Inver Hills Metropolitan State Normandale North Hennepin Ridgewater College Riverland Image MapIn 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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