Deborah R. Ringdahl, DNP, RN, CNM

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Deborah R. Ringdahl

Contact Info

ringd001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-0913

Fax 612-626-6606

Office Address:
6-115 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing

American College of Nurse-Midwives


DNP, University of Minnesota, 2009

MS, University of Minnesota (Nursing), 1982

BSN, St. Louis University (Nursing), 1978;BA, Luther College (Biology/Scandinavian Studies), 1977

Summary

Debbie Ringdahl, DNP, RN, CNM, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Integrative Health and Healing (IHH) DNP Program at the University of Minnesota (UMN) School of Nursing (SoN). She began teaching Reiki classes for the Center for Spirituality and Healing in 2003 and since then has been engaged in scholarship and teaching that supports a more integrative model of nursing care. She is an active proponent of advancing nursing leadership within integrative health and has introduced integrative health scholarship into her undergraduate and graduate teaching within the School of Nursing. She has utilized her clinical experiences in both nurse midwifery and Reiki practice to inform her scholarship and teaching, focusing on a) integrative nursing leadership and b) use of integrative therapies for symptom management.

Dr. Ringdahl obtained her DNP degree from the UMN SoN, focusing her studies on the role of nursing in the development of a more integrative model of health care. Her DNP project, Implementation of a Hospital-Based Reiki Program investigated the use of Reiki by nursing staff for symptom management of patients receiving chemotherapy. She received a 2013-2014 University of Minnesota School of Nursing Foundation grant to conduct a needs assessment for implementation of a Reiki Program on a Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit (BMT). She has served as consultant for long term care facilities to support the use of integrative therapies for symptom management and quality of life. 

Expertise

Integrative Nursing

Nurse-Midwifery and Women's Health

Reiki

Awards & Recognition

E. Louise Grant Award, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, 2017

Daisy Award for Out of the Box Thinking, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, 2013

Public Service Award, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, 2005

Professional Associations

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Integrative Health and Nursing; DNP seminars; Nurse-midwifery and women's health issues; Reiki Level I and II (through CSPH)

Clinical

Board Certifications

CNM, 2009