In 1992 I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I have practiced pediatric nursing in hospitals and public health settings from the time of graduation to the present in Wisconsin, Kansas, Kentucky, and Minnesota. I began teaching clinical nursing in 2007 at the Associate Degree level, and in 2011 I completed a Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Education at Metropolitan State University. I currently coordinate and teach in the RN-BS Degree Completion Section in the Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program.
My areas of expertise continue to be in the nursing care of children and families. I have a great interest in the incorporation of service learning into our program in the areas of public health nursing and population based nursing practice. I also am especially interested in adult learners, as this is the population of students I work with in the RN-BS section.
Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education
Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2011
Bachelor of Science, Nursing
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 1992
MJSP Grant (2012).
Community Work and Learning Grant (2012).
Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University, 2011–Present
Staff Nurse, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, 2003–2013
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Metropolitan State University, 2011
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Bethel College, 2010–2011
Clinical Instructor, Inver Hills Community College, 2007–2009
Staff Nurse, Kosair Children's Hospital, 1999–2001
Charge Nurse, Wesley Medical Center, 1996–1998
School Nurse, Unified School District - 353, 1996–1997
Nurse Clinician II, University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital, 1993–1996
Staff Nurse, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 1993
Marien, L. (2014). "Adult Learning." New Faculty Orientation
Marien, L. (2012). "Reimagining the RN-BS Section." National Nurse Educator Conference