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Teresa Tungseth DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive

VA Minneapolis health care


Teresa Tungseth, DNP, RN, NEA-BC was appointed Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive at Minneapolis VA Health Care System on Dec 6, 2020.

Ms. Tungseth holds an appointment with the University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, as an Assistant Clinical Dean, Adjunct. 
Ms. Tungseth has been an employee of MVAHCS for 25 years. Prior to her appointment she served 13 years as the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Deputy Nurse Executive. Prior to her roles in executive leadership, she served Minneapolis Veterans and staff as staff nurse, nurse educator, and nurse manager of a step-down med/surg unit.   
Ms. Tungseth is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing at the University of St. Catherine’s in St. Paul, MN as well as a bachelor degree in Education from Augsburg University.  She completed her Master of Nursing in Nursing Leadership & Education at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Ms. Tungseth is ANCC board certified in Nurse Executive, Advanced. She is a certified member of American Organization of Nursing Leaders, Minnesota Organization of Nursing Leaders, and is a long-standing VA Certified Mentor, mentoring frontline staff and leaders locally, throughout the VISN, and Nationally. Ms. Tungseth is the proud mother of a Veteran.