Office: Bensen Hall 109 Q
Phone: (218) 755-3869
Box #: 15
Nursing has been a great profession for me. Part of what I love about nursing is the opportunity to help provide the conditions for personal growth of people I encounter. I have been fortunate to see this occur with patients as a direct caregiver, with other nurses as a clinical specialist and manager, and with students as a teacher. Teaching nursing is a very gratifying opportunity to provide support and challenge as students seek growth in the nursing profession.
Nancy holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Minnesota with a focus in Clinical Specialty and Nursing Education. She has enjoyed a variety of nursing roles including education, leadership, clinical specialty, and staff nurse roles. She began her career as a staff nurse on an acute care medical/oncology unit. She coordinated a nurse internship program for newly graduated RN staff and participated in other staff development activities before returning to practice in an inpatient hospice unit. A stint as a home care nurse followed, before Nancy accepted a position as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Hospice/Oncology. She moved on to manage the inpatient unit including these specialties as well as medical patients. She continued as a manager, moving into a rural setting as manager of the inpatient areas of an acute care hospital. Most recently, Nancy has taught theory, lab, and clinical nursing courses in an Associate Degree program. Areas of clinical specialty have included oncology, hospice, and rural health.