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Profiles of University of Wyoming Nursing Faculty & Staff

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Boyle wins 2016 CHS Outstanding Researcher Award

Boyle wins 2016 CHS Outstanding Researcher Award

As one faculty member in the FWWSON stated: “Quite simply, Dr. Boyle’s efforts to promote research and scholarship amongst faculty and students have been unparalleled in the SON. Those efforts reflect her research expertise, her passion for and commitment to nursing research and scholarship, and her desire to pass on her passion and expertise to the next generation of nursing scholars. I count Dr, Boyle’s coming to the SON as one of the best gifts the SON has ever received.”


J'Laine Proctor wins 2016 "Communication of Wisdom" Award

J'Laine Proctor wins 2016 "Communication of Wisdom" Award

Congratulations go to J'Laine Proctor, FNP, PMHNP, DNP, faculty member with the UW School of Nursing and winner of the school's "Communication of Wisdom" or "COW" award for 2016. Proctor won the award based on her interactions with students and colleagues. Read more...


Nancy McGee wins 2016 Outstanding Professional Student Affairs Employee Award

Nancy McGee wins 2016 Outstanding Professional Student Affairs Employee Award

As a result of her work as psychiatric nurse practitioner at UW Student Health Services, McGee was chosen for the 2016 Outstanding Professional Student Affairs Employee Award. Click in the title to read McGee's nomination.


Linda Johnson Honored for work in Honduras

Linda Johnson Honored for Honduras Work

Linda Johnson’s continuing efforts to provide medical care to villagers in one of the poorest and most isolated villages in Honduras have earned her the University of Wyoming’s Faculty Award for Internationalization.


Get to know Professor Diane Boyle

Get to know Diane Boyle

My passion area is exploring the relationship between nursing characteristics, nurse staffing and the nursing work environment on the quality of patient care and nursing sensitive patient outcomes (e.g., healthcare-associated infections, falls, pressure ulcers).


Get to know Shelly Fischer

Get to know Shelly Fischer

My passion is developing leadership in nurses in all roles. I believe nurses are the key to patient safety, and without strong leadership skills we are not able to influence patient care the way we should.


Crystal McFadden, UW FWWSON Office Associate for Graduate Programs

Staff Spotlight: Crystal McFadden, Office Associate for Graduate Programs

Crystal McFadden finds her life changed because of a new habit and love--Running!


Get to know Joanne Prahl

Get to know Joanne Prahl

Clinical Simulation Center Assistant Coordinator Joanne Prahl was recognized this month by the Wyoming Army National Guard upon her retirement following 31 years of service. She received the Meritorious Service Medal during the retirement event.


Get to know Lori Liebl

Get to know Lori Liebl

I truly enjoy interactions with students. I value the knowledge and perspective students bring with them to class. It is incredibly rewarding to watch someone learn new concepts...


Get to know...JoHanna Wedemeyer

Get to know...JoHanna Wedemeyer

I truly love teaching. As a nurse there is always the opportunity to teach, whether it is a patient, another nurse, or co-worker. There is also always the opportunity to continually learn. Moving into a Nurse Educator role is both challenging and exciting. I love seeing how eager students are to learn and the starry eyes when they master a new skill.


Faculty and Staff receive awards from UW and the School of Nursing

2015 Faculty/Staff Awards

Professors Mary Anne Purtzer, Ann Wislowski, and Jenifer Thomas and nursing staff members LeAnn Amen-McConnell and Debbie Shoefelt receive awards and honors from UW and/or the School of Nursing.


UW School of Nursing Faculty Marilyn Hall, MSN, RN

Get to know... Marilyn Hall MSN, RN

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.


UW School of Nursing Faculty Rachel Thomas, MSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A

Get to know... Rachel Thomas, MSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A

Emergency nursing is my true passion. I feel like I have been an ER nurse my entire life. I grew up as the only girl on a street with fearless boys. When anyone got hurt, which was often, they always looked to me to bandage them up. When I was a nursing student, I tried to develop interests in other areas, but kept coming back to emergent care. ER nursing comes so natural to me, and I tend to work best when faced with a critical situation.


UW School of Nursing Faculty Carol Susan Christman, MS, FN, PHCNS-BC

Get to know... Carole Susan Christman, MS, RN, PHCNS-BC

I especially enjoy how nursing students and RN's in Wyoming and from all around the country come together from both rural and urban locales, sharing their experiences from various work settings! It adds a richness to learning that can't be found in a textbook.


UW School of Nursing Faculty Terri Wolff, MS, RN

Get to know... Terri Wolff, MS, RN

Get to Know Your Faculty Series: All about Terri Wolff. "In my professional life, working with new moms and their infants is my passion."


UW School of Nursing Faculty Sarah Kooienga, PhD, FNP, ARNP

Get to know... Sarah Kooienga, PhD, FNP, ARNP

Get to Know Your Faculty Series: All about Sarah Kooienga. "Professionally, my passion area is primary care. I have been a Family Nurse Practitioner for over 25 years. I count it one of the greatest blessings of my life that I had relationships with so many patients and families."


Get to know Ann Wislowski

Get to know... Ann Wislowski, MSN, RN

Get to Know Your Faculty Series: All about Ann Wislowski. "I am passionate about wilderness medicine and teaching the critical role that nurses can play in that field."


DNP Faculty Nancy McGee

Get to know... Nancy McGee, DNP, APRN-BC

Get to Know Your Faculty Series: All about Nancy McGee. "The need for increased psychiatric care in the state of Wyoming is apparent. I am excited to be at the forefront of developing a program that will prepare students to fill these care needs."


Professor Linda Williams

Get to know...Linda Williams, MS, RN

Get to Know Your Faculty Series: All about Linda Williams. "Creating learning activities and finding ways to engage the student so that learning is apt to take place is what I find gratifying."


Rebecca Carron 2014 ASRM Research Award Winner

Carron honored by American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Alert response to clinic patients leads UW professor to rewarding research: Professor Carron's interest in her research topic ["Psychosocial Distress, Coping, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adult Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)") seems unusual in that it stems from her clinical work as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Dermatology. "But Dermatology is an entry point in the health care of women with PCOS," says Carron. Read more by clicking the title.


Burman honored with WNA Lifetime Achievement Award

Burman honored with WNA Lifetime Achievement Award

Dean of the UW School of Nursing, Mary Burman, received the Wyoming Nurses Association Lifetime Achievement Award September 2014 at the Wyoming Nursing Summit and Convention. Read more by clicking on title.


J'Laine Proctor Joins DNP Faculty

J'Laine Proctor Joins DNP Faculty

The University of Wyoming School of Nursing's DNP program brings J'Laine Proctor on board to teach in the new Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP) program this fall 2014.


New Faculty and Staff - Summer 2014

New Faculty and Staff - Summer 2014

Two new faculty (Rebecca Carron, PhD, RN, NP-C; and Sarah Anne Kooienga, PhD, FNP, ARNP) and two new staff members (Kayla Boshell, office associate for BRAND; and Joanne Prahl, assistant coordinator for the Clinical Simulation Center) are on board so far for 2014.


Boyle Named AAN Fellow

Boyle Named AAN Fellow

Diane Boyle, UW nursing professor and Wyoming Excellence Chair in Nursing, has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.


2014 Faculty and Staff Awards

2014 Faculty and Staff Awards

Seven accomplished Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing faculty and staff received UW, College of Health Sciences and school of nursing awards in 2014.


Rubio-Wallace Named "Top Prof"

Rubio-Wallace Named "Top Prof"

Nursing faculty member Sherrie Rubio-Wallace was chosen "Top Prof" by nursing student and Mortar Board honor society member Archana Thapa.


Meet Denise Gable - Graduate of STEP Program

Meet Denise Gable - Graduate of STEP Program

Gable, School of Nursing Business Manager, reflects on her graduation from the UW staff training and enrichment program.


2013 Award-Winning Faculty and Staff

2013 Award-Winning Faculty and Staff

Six excellent Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing faculty and staff received UW, College of Health Sciences and school of nursing awards in 2013.


School of Nursing Dean Named "Trailblazer" by WYWF

School of Nursing Dean Named "Trailblazer" by WYWF

Mary Burman, Dean of the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, was recently named a "trailblazer" by the Wyoming Women's Foundation.


2012 Award Winning Nursing Faculty & Staff

2012 Award Winning Nursing Faculty & Staff

2012 is a banner year for UWYO Nursing Faculty and Staff. Six individuals received exceptional awards from UW, the College of Health Sciences, and the School of Nursing.


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