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MOLN Business and Education Partners

MOLN Business and Educational Partners are corporations or educational institutions that have made a commitment to MOLN to assist us in achieving our mission.  Partnership support comes at either the Gold or the Platinum level.  These organizations support the MOLN mission financially and through partnership collaborations.

Special Thanks to the University of Minnesota School of Nursing for supporting MOLN at the Platinum level. 

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing plays a central role in improving health through innovative research, exceptional academic programs and collaborative practice throughout the region. While the need for nurses is great, the need for nursing leaders prepared to make systems decisions based on clinical experience and patient needs is even greater.  More nurses, and nurses educated at higher levels, are essential to address the pressing demand and fragmented delivery of health care today.

The school prepares nurse leaders equipped to transform health care from roles at the bedside to the board room through its pre-licensure (BSN and Master of Nursing) and doctoral (DNP and PhD) programs.  With 12 unique specialties, the University of Minnesota’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program has the largest full-time DNP enrollment in the country and its PhD in Nursing is the only such program in the state.  The school is ranked among the top 15 nursing graduate schools in the country.  Its school’s nursing informatics graduate program is ranked second in the nation, and the nurse-midwifery specialty is ranked fourth in the 2018 US News & World Report’s graduate school ranking. 

As part of a premier research institution, School of Nursing faculty are engaged in new discoveries and initiatives with our public, private and community partners. Applied research and student learning are enhanced by collaboration with other health science professions at the University including the schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, public health and nursing.

The Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership, housed at the School of Nursing, serves as a catalyst and resource for nursing leaders.


Special Thanks to the  Electronic Design Company for supporting MOLN at the Platinum level. 

Electronic Design Company (EDC) is proud to be a sponsor of the Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing (MOLN) because we truly believe that nurses are at the heart of outstanding patient care.  EDC appreciates MOLN’s mission to provide training and professional development of nurse leadership. Like MOLN, we believe that education is the key to the growth and strength of an organization.

Since 1955, EDC has provided critical patient staff communications in hospitals throughout Minnesota.  We are engaged in the future of health care by providing the latest technology for improved quality of care and patient satisfaction.

Our focus is Life Cycle Support which includes evaluation, analysis, consulting, design, implementation and support. We offer 24X7 service and customized solutions to meet the needs of each hospital. We create value by keeping healthcare professionals informed on the state of their patient staff communications systems and current market trends. Our mission is to be the best and most complete resource for our client’s critical communication needs. 

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a business partner please contact Sue Stout at or at (651) 659-1425.


Special Thanks to Capella University for supporting MOLN


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university is dedicated to providing flexible, professionally aligned online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. Known for its commitment to learner success, academic quality and innovations in online education, Capella pioneered competency-based direct assessment programs allowing students to learn at their own pace.

Within Capella University, the mission of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences is to educate health care and nursing leaders to address increasingly complex needs in their sector. The school’s goal is to enable its graduates to collaborate interprofessionally to improve patient, system, and population outcomes. Built on insights from its advisory board, you’ll find Capella’s nursing degrees and certificate programs are based on best academic and clinical practices—so you’ll be prepared to meet the needs of employers and transform patient care in today’s rapidly evolving systems of health.

Capella University is also a founding strategic partner of the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC), which is committed to building healthier communities through the service of nurses on boards throughout the country.