Nursing education and research at Gundersen

Nursing Research

Our Nursing Research department promotes scholarship while providing recognition and reward for staff who wish to become established experts in their research and evidence-based practice.

The department, which resides within Gundersen Medical Foundation, provides consultation to Gundersen nurses, faculty and students throughout the development of their programs of research, including assistance with design, measurement, statistical and qualitative analysis, and computer applications.

Nursing Research on the Green

Nursing Research on the Green is an annual spring event featuring nursing research and evidence-based practice projects, educational breakout sessions and a keynote presentation by the Dahlberg Scholar. The purpose of the event is to promote use of evidence-based practice and research through the dissemination of research findings and sharing of innovative ideas.

This is a community-wide event involving:

  • Gundersen Health System
  • Logistics Health Incorporated
  • Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare
  • Pi Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Viterbo University School of Nursing
  • Western Technical College
  • Winona State University
  • Wisconsin Nurses Association

For more information about Nursing Research on the Green, go to Viterbo University’s website.

Dahlberg Scholar Award

The annual Dahlberg Scholar Nursing Lecturship was established in 2001 in gratitude for Dr. Philip J. Dahlberg's outstanding leadership at Gundersen.

Philip J. Dahlberg, MD, joined Gundersen Clinic in 1977. During his medical practice and administrative tenure, Dr. Dahlberg served on Gundersen’s boards of trustees and governors, as well as Gundersen Health Plan and Health Science Consortium boards. Dr. Dahlberg also authored more than 34 scientific publications and book chapters. In 1995, he was named president of the newly formed Gundersen Lutheran and later became its chief executive officer.

The Dahlberg Scholar Award, presented annually at Nursing Research on the Green, is supported by Gundersen Medical Foundation's Philip J. Dahlberg, MD Nursing Lectureship Fund.

Publication Opportunities

Gundersen Medical Journal is an interdisciplinary archival journal published by Gundersen Medical Foundation.

Summer Research Fellowship for Student Nurses

The Student Summer Research Fellowship was established in 1985 to encourage students with an interest in pursuing a healthcare profession to engage in research. Gundersen Medical Foundation has 11 endowed fellowships, one of which is reserved for projects in nursing.

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