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Meet Marilyn Hall

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Marilyn Hall, MSN, RN
Assistant Lecturer


Above: Disney Cruise with Faith

What courses do you teach?

In the fall, I normally teach NURS 3140 (Health Assessment), NURS 1010 (a new course being taught to freshman regarding topics in nursing), and NURS 4475 (Public Health). In the spring I teach NURS 3875 (Adult Health II Nursing Practicum) with my clinical being at Springwind on the Memory Care Unit. I also am involved with the seniors (Basic BSN Program) in their Capstone projects. In the summer I teach Health Assessment on-line in the RN/BSN Completion program as well as in the BRAND accelerated program.

Which program students will have you as a professor?

Student in three different programs will most likely have me as a professor sometime during their schooling.

  • Basic BSN program: Juniors will have me first fall semester in Health Assessment and spring semester in clinical; Seniors will be in my Public Health class their first semester, and in the Capstone their last semester.

  • BRAND accelerated program: in the summertime with Health Assessment.

  • Online RN/BSN Completion program in the summer with on-line Health Assessment.

What brought you to Wyoming, UWYO?

That would be a man that brought me to Wyoming. I met my ex-husband in San Diego trying out big city living. He decided he liked small town living better, and I had always enjoyed my grandparents' small town of Twin Falls, Idaho. I lived in Casper, Wyoming for 20 years of my life. What brought me to Laramie and UWYO? A man. After our divorce I felt the need to make a new start outside the city limits of Casper.

How long have you been with UW SoN?

I’ve been with the UW School of Nursing for 2 years.

Where were you doing previous to this position at UW?

I came to Casper from San Diego. In San Diego I worked 12 years at Scripps Memorial Hospital in the emergency department. In Casper I worked in ER for 12 years and became the educator. I then went on to school nursing and then on to teach at Casper College.

What is your passion area?  

My passion area was always ER. I like the unpredictability of it, the excitement and the team comradery. In San Diego I felt like we were a family, and to this day whenever I go down to San Diego we all still get together.

Many faculty have “side interests” that help define who they are. Can you share?  

Of course my daughter keeps me busy with Special Olympics, both bowling and swimming. Activities with the ARK Regional Services and friendships with the staff. I enjoy working on stained glass. I am buying a home in May and will be setting up a small studio in my garage.

Do you see a relationship now or in the future with your side interest(s) linking up with nursing?

I’ve always seen nursing linking up with the world of disability. The needs are great, and nurses have much to offer that population. I worked as an independent Medicaid waiver nurse with a gentleman who needed tube feedings and medication, along with trach care and assessments. He very much touched my life, and I hope I touched his.

What do you like best about teaching?

I love the students, their inquisitiveness and yearning for learning. I love the moment when the light goes on and they ‘get it’. Teaching helps keep me on my toes. This is a career where changes are always occurring, and it seems I learn something new every day.

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