Connie White Delaney is Dean & Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Minnesota where she also holds an informatics appointment in the School of Medicine. Since 2001 she has held an informatics Professorship at the University of Iceland, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Nursing. She is the first Fellow in the College of Medical Informatics to serve as a Dean of Nursing. Delaney’s serve on boards includes LifeScience Alley, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Premiere Quest National Advisory Panel, National Quality Forum (NQF) Steering Committee. She was inaugural co-chair of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics a forum for all USA informatics organizations. Delaney is co-developer of the nationally recognized Nursing Management Minimum Data Set, research related to the USA NMDS, and co-founder of the international Nursing Minimum Data Set (iNMDS), and co-developer of computational modeling and simulation for educational nursing administration.