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An Invitation to Participate in Establishing the Marie Manthey Nursing Chair in Innovative Practices April 5, 2010

Posted by mariemanthey in Academia, Announcements, Inspiration, Professional Practice.
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Marie Manthey Professorship in Innovative Practices

Endowed Professorship’s Mission
The mission of the Marie Manthey Endowed Professorship is to prepare faculty and students to create, discover, lead and implement innovative solutions to our most complex local, national and global challenges in health care. To change ideas in the system, one must take courageous first steps to boldly take a position, be focused and move ideas forward that foster change.

The holder of the Marie Manthey Professorship will:
•Model entrepreneurial thinking as a way to advance professional nursing and nursing practices
•Promote leadership and management skills for faculty and student enrichment
•Engage faculty and students in development of creative, vibrant ideas with action strategies
•Support scholarship and innovation for integrated healthcare programs led by nurses

Marie Manthey’s Impact on Nursing
Forty years ago, Marie Manthey introduced the care delivery model of Primary Nursing to the University of Minnesota hospitals. Today she continues to develop strategies and communication forums to discuss the voice of nursing and how to make that voice better heard. Marie believes the foundation of professional practice is rooted in relationships. Her love of nursing dates back to a lengthy childhood hospitalization and the caring she felt from her nurse. This encounter influenced a lifelong commitment to help those who feel vulnerable experience that same caring feeling.

Marie’s journey included roles ranging from staff nurse to Vice President of Patient Services. Her work provided evidence that workplace culture profoundly impacts the lives of both those who receive and provide care, and helped her understand the exquisite privilege of developing a trusting bond with patients and colleagues. Marie’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to develop Creative Healthcare Management, an international consulting group that designs and implements Relationship Based Care models to focus on leadership skills and patient care delivery. Marie envisions innovative leadership as the powerful energy that will lead nursing practice and knowledge development in the 21st Century.

An Invitation to Contribute
Your gift will honor the accomplishments of Marie Manthey and provide the School of Nursing a strong foundation for the next 100 years. Professional nursing will play a dynamic role in the transformation of health care. Help us begin building healthier communities today!

Any size contribution is welcome.   It could be $25.00….or it could be a multi-year pledge of $5-10,000.   Or it could be a legacy decision you make to ensure that what you value in your life is supported by your contribution in perpetuity.

For more information about supporting the Marie Manthey Professorship, contact development office at the School of Nursing. 612-625-1365 or go to the University of Minnesota School of Nursing website and click on Foundation for more information.

Good Sunday Morning November 15, 2009

Posted by mariemanthey in Academia, History, Leadership, Values.
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I had to cancel my salon last month due to a heavy travel period.  In six weeks I was in CA, MI, NY, Germany (10 days) and Ireland.  It was an interesting experience because in 90% of the work I was speaking about Primary Nursing and Leadership.  About the past and the future. About the present, and Being Present.  There is a tremendous hunger within nursing to re-member, to re-connect with the basic values of the nursing profession.  And the enormous challenge is the workload and complexity issues that nearly overwhelm nurses is some settings.

During this past year I have been seeped in history.  Both of nursing in general and in the history of the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota where a centennial celebration took place last week. This school is the first on-going school of nursing to start in an academic institution anywhere in the world, as far as we can tell.  (Columbia TC started at a graduate level).

I have been studying the work of the instigator of this school, a physician named Richard Olding Beard. His writings clearly demonstrate why nurses need to be educated, not merely trained, as the title of one article attests: “The Educated Spirit of the Nurse”.

So last week was the culmination of a very busy two months for me and I am now getting back to semi-retirement, whatever that means.

One more thing: the Centennial Gala was the time of an announcement about the establishment of the Marie Manthey Professorship for innovative practices.  If you would like more info about supporting creativity and innovation, add a comment or just email me. I am very excited about it.  Recruitment for the position has not yet started, as fund-raising continues.