The Glen Taylor Nursing Institute helps develop, test and disseminate nursing education pedagogies and nursing practice models that advance nursing practice.

Family-Focused Nursing Care Textbook

The Family-Focused Nursing Care textbook cover

The textbook "Family-Focused Nursing Care" (2015), was authored by several Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty. This textbook also contains an Instructor Guide, supplemental learning activities and additional resources.

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List of 30 Foundation Leaders in Family Nursing

Family Nursing Classroom Assignment

The Family Construct Poster Presentation Assignment (link to Word document) was designed for first semester undergraduate nursing program students and was developed by School of Nursing faculty, Dr. Norma Krumwiede and Dr. Patricia Young.

About the Institute

The mission of The Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society is to focus on innovative nursing practice knowledge that influences the health and healing of families and society, and to provide leadership and expertise in family and society health related issues.


With a focus on families and community, the Institute supports a community of research engaged in family and societal health.


The Institute develops models that create partnerships around the world, supports the health of family and society and inspires change in nursing practice.