Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
School of Nursing, April 19, 2022
Marie Manthey received a bachelor of science degree (1962) and a master of science degree (1964) in nursing administration from the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. From 1964-1971, she served as an associate director of nursing at the University of Minnesota. She went on to become known throughout the world as the Mother of Primary Nursing. This practice of Primary Nursing is a model of nursing care delivery that emphasizes continuity of care and acceptance of responsibility for the patient's care throughout their stay in a hospital unit. It has influenced generations of nursing leaders around the globe and is considered to be the gold standard for nursing care. In addition, she is equally well known for her role as an effective and innovative nurse administrator and her commitment to decentralized nursing administrative structures. In 1978, she founded a consulting firm specializing in the organization and delivery of health care services - Creative Health Care Management, headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, which operates throughout the United States and in countries around the world. Manthey has written six books, published more than 100 professional articles and editorials, and is an internationally recognized public speaker and educator. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Manthey was awarded the honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (1998); an elected fellow in the Royal College of Nursing in the United Kingdom (1994); and most recently, she was presented with the American Academy of Nursing Living Legend Award (2015).
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.