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JCN & TJUH Department of Nursing host Dr. Daniel J. Pesut as Fall 2019 Visiting Scholar



The Jefferson College of Nursing and TJUH Department of Nursing will host Dr. Daniel J. Pesut as the Fall 2019 Visiting Scholar on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.  Dr. Pesut, will speak on the topic of, "Foresight Leadership With Collective Impact In Mind"

Daniel J Pesut PhD, RN, FAAN is the Director of the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, and Professor of Nursing, Population Health and Systems Co-operative Unit. Dr. Pesut is a master teacher, thought leader, author, speaker, coach and consultant, and is recognized for his ability to inspire and activate the development of creative ideas and innovative solutions to challenging problems. He is best known for his creativity in education related to teaching learning strategies, and the creation of the Outcome –Present State- Test (OPT) model of reflective clinical reasoning. He is a champion of futures thinking in nursing. He holds the Katherine R. and C. Walton Lillehei Nursing Leadership Chair.

Dr. Pesut served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy for Communication in Health Care and the National Advisory Council for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Nurse Faculty Scholars Program and the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program. He currently serves on the National Advisory Council for the Nexus Learning System which is a part of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and is a member of the international advisory board of United Planet. He is a member of the World Futures Studies Federation and the Association of Professional Futurists.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including an Army Commendation Award while on active duty (1975-1978) in the US Army Nurse Corps; the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Edith Moore Copeland Founder’s Award for Creativity; The American Assembly for Men In Nursing Luther Christman Award; Distinguished Alumni Awards from Northern Illinois University School of Nursing-College of Health and Human Services. The Daniel J Pesut Spirit of Renewal Award was established, through the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International in 2005, to honor his contributions and leadership legacy in the nursing profession.

For more information about the Fall 2019 Visiting Scholar Program please contact Nicole Thomas at