At the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, our commitment to wellbeing and human flourishing has never been more evident. In all aspects of our work - from research to community programs to academic courses, we continue to prioritize accessibility, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. I often hear from students and others engaged with the Center how deeply impactful our work is – noting the significant positive effect on their mental health and wellbeing.
Reflecting on the past year, I am so proud of the many ways that Center faculty and staff have contributed to our community. This report is a comprehensive review of the Center’s efforts during the 2022 – 2023 fiscal year – and it was quite busy! Understanding that some of you appreciate quick highlights while others prefer more detail, we’ve added some new features to our Annual Report this year. If you only have time to skim, look for the “Fast Facts” box near the beginning of each section. For those of you who have read all the year’s accomplishments and want to know more, you will enjoy following the “Deeper Dive” links.
I hope you enjoy reading this year's Annual Report.
Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP
Mary Jo Kreitzer Chair for Health and Wellbeing Leadership
Director, Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & HealingProfessor, School of Nursing
University of MinnesotaFellow Ad Eundem Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland