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Cheri Friedrich is a Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.

Dr. Friedrich is a national leader in interprofessional health education through her creative and innovative educational approaches to developing interprofessional competencies for health professional students. She led the development and implementation of interprofessional healthcare escape rooms, developed an innovative virtual interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum for experiential rotation learners, and co-developed the Workplace Interprofessional Learning and Development continuing education series that allows preceptors to develop knowledge and skills around interprofessional competency areas that can be applied in the clinical learning environment. She has had the opportunity to transform IPE through collaborative internal and external partnerships.

She also co-created and serves as the co-director for the University of Minnesota Center for Interprofessional Health that sparks innovations in IPE and practice, collaborates across sectors to promote the health of communities, and engages in research and dissemination to advance interprofessionalism in MN and beyond. Dr. Friedrich continues to support IPE as a practicing Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) and preceptor in a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Dr. Friedrich received her BSN, MSN and DNP from the University of Minnesota, and her PNP certificate from the College of St. Catherine.


Cheri Friedrich


Clinical Professor

University of Minnesota


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