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Nurse practitioner Alison Romstad checks Doris Lofgren’s blood pressure on Nov. 22 in Wyoming. The 91-year-old is doing well, but she needs regular monitoring to keep her blood pressure levels in check. As the aging population grows, nurse practitioners are expected to play a bigger role in extending routine medical care to patients. Lorna Benson | MPR News

U of M advanced nurses program receives $10 million

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Lorna Benson

MPR News 91.3 FM

WAYZATA — A Twin Cities foundation will invest $10 million in a University of Minnesota program that develops highly trained nurses.


Minnesota’s primary care shortage is raising the profile of nurses who have earned advanced degrees in the field.

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