Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Laws
School of Nursing, June 18, 1999
Marie Manthey received her B.S. in nursing (1961) and M.S. in nursing (1964) from the University of Minnesota. She served as an Assistant and Associate Director of Nursing at the University of Minnesota Hospital, an Assistant Administrator and Director of Nursing at United Hospitals of St. Paul, and the Vice President of Patient Services at Yale New Haven Hospital. Since 1978, she has been the owner and president of Creative Nursing Management and Creative Healthcare Resources, consulting firms specializing in the organization and delivery of health care services. Ms. Manthey's most widely recognized contribution to nursing and health care was the development of the primary nursing while she was at the University of Minnesota Hospital. She is recognized nationally and internationally as the founder of primary nursing; she developed, tested, and advocated for primary nursing. She has shaped the education and practice of nurses around the world for the past 30 years. Her contributions to nursing literature are both extensive and substantive. Her publication on primary nursing brought distinction to the State of Minnesota where it was developed. Of special significance is the fact that she is one of only a very few American nurses to be elected to fellowship in the Royal College of Nursing in the United Kingdom.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.