I have been a nurse since 2007 when I graduated from The College of St. Catherine with my Associate of Science Nursing degree. I have since returned to school to obtain my Baccalaureate of Science Nursing degree (2009) from Bethel University and my Master of Science Nursing Education degree (2012) from Walden University. I am a firm believer in life-long education!
My vast nursing experience includes my roles as nursing faculty, case manager, nursing supervisor, diabetic educator, Kaplan nursing instructor and float pool bedside nurse. My background as a float pool nurse involved caring for multiple patient populations including patients in the emergency room, medical/surgical, neurological, orthopedic, mental health, and cardiac care units. My recent clinical practice includes working as a Diabetic Nurse Educator at Mercy Hospital, and taking students to clinical on multiple inpatient mental health units.
I have varied experience as a nurse educator including course and level coordination, curriculum development and have served on multiple different committees as faculty. I have taught in multiple settings including didactic, lab, simulation and clinical. I am committed to the principles of active teaching and learning strategies to help engage my nursing students in the art of learning.
Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education
Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2012
Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2009
Associate of Science, Nursing
The College of St. Catherine, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2007
Associate of Science, E-Commerce
Minnesota School of Business, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, 2003
Assistant Professor of Nursing, St. Catherine University, 2015–Present
Nursing Faculty, North Hennepin Community College, 2012–2015
Registered Nurse Case Manager, Aon Hewitt, 2011–2012
Registered Nurse Patient Care Coordinator, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 2010–2011
Administrative Nursing Supervisor, Mercy Hospital (Allina), 2010–2011
Registered Nurse, Float Pool, Mercy Hospital (Allina), 2008–2010
Registered Nurse, Telemetry, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, 2007–2008
Koopman, M. & Colsch, R. (2013). Flipped Classroom – Nursing Reinvented. Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education – Spiraling Upward Conference