”A community, learning together, to improve healthcare and health”

Our work with students is led by our Education team. The Education team – led by Chief Academic Officer Dr. Bradley Benson and Mira Jurich, Education Manager – is focused on the learner, educator and education program support. We strive to provide an exceptional clinical education experience for our learners in a team-based best practice care setting.

As a part of our commitment to education, we provide students with clinical and non-clinical learning experiences. Students from colleges and universities with which Fairview has an affiliation agreement are eligible to participate in learning experiences such as clinical rotations or precepted experiences for credit in our facilities. Our team is available to assist you with clinical and non-clinical student placements and onboarding.

Our team is working a number of initiatives including implementing a new learner management system (led by Mira Jurich), building and strengthening our telehealth opportunities for learners within our system across the continuum of care (led by Dr. Josh Thompson, Telehealth Education Lead), and building and strengthening our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy for both learners and educators across our organization in collaboration and partnership with leaders at the University of Minnesota and M Health Fairview (led by Dr. Taj Mustapha, DEI Education Lead).

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For your safety, and to comply with current COVID-19 best practices, we are unable to offer observership or shadowing opportunities. Thank you for your interest and understanding.

Are you working on a DNP Project?

M Health Fairview doesn’t require Nursing Research Proposal Review Committee or Institutional Review Board (IRB) review for quality improvement (QI) or evidence-based practice (EBP) projects. If you are unsure what category your project falls into (research, QI or EBP), you can complete and submit the IRB determination form (Human Research Determination Form) to the University of Minnesota IRB (the IRB used by M Health Fairview). We recommend working with the M Health Fairview employee who is your preceptor/site-based advisor to complete the form and submit it to IRB.

If your DNP program requires students to request IRB review of projects, even though the projects do not meet criteria as research, you may submit a determination form to the University of Minnesota IRB indicating that your project involves QI or EBP.

For additional information, you can go to the University of Minnesota IRB website or review the IRB Investigator Manual.

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