Renee Colsch

Assistant Professor


Renee Colsch has a passion and specialty in the area of neuroscience nursing. Her professional background experience includes acute care nursing in the intensive care unit, emergency room, and United States Air Force deployment in Balad Iraq, 2007. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing. She teaches courses in pathophysiology, lab/simulation, and acute care clinical. She views the teacher as the facilitator of learning. Her teaching focuses on cultural awareness and sensitivity, holistic nursing, bringing technology into the classroom and practice, evidence based practice, research, learning, and retention.

Neuroscience nursing – increasing women’s awareness of stroke; risk factors and symptoms; gender differences; rural health care; technology enhanced learning, holistic practice, and catholic social teaching.

Master of Science, Nursing
Excelsior College, 2014

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Excelsior College, 2013

Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Ridgewater College, 2005

Summa Cum Laude, Baccalaureate Degrees (Latin Honors), 2014

3rd Place Extemporaneous Speaking, MN Skills USA Championship, 2001

2nd Place Pre-School Teaching Assistant, MN Skills USA Championship, 2000

Student Senate Service Award, St. Cloud Technical College, 2000

Current Research: Identification of Traditional and Non-Traditional Stroke Symptom Variables, 2015–Present

Colsch, Renee. (2017). Screening for Nontraditional Stroke Symptoms in Women: What is the Evidence? A Systematic Review. Stroke. 2017;48:ATP375

American Heart and Stroke Association: State-of-the-Science Stroke Nursing Symposium, Feb. 2017. Poster Presentation, Screening for Nontraditional Stroke Symptoms in Women: What is the Evidence? A Systematic Review.

Mid-West Nursing Research Society (MNRS), 2016. Poster Presentation, Review of Literature, Non-Traditional Stroke Symptoms in Women and Pre-Hospital Stroke Screens: What is the Evidence?