Faculty and Staff | Bachelor's to DNP

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Position: Professor/Dean, SON
Department: SON Admin
Phone: (218) 723-6021
E-Mail: janderson16@css.edu

Dr. Anderson has over 35 years of experience in nursing practice, policy, research, and higher education. She has taught at the undergrduate, master's, and doctoral levels and enjoys motivating students to do their best. Dr. Anderson has a long history of conducting research, both clinical trials and original projects. She has served on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research for the National Institutes of Health and has published over 50 refereed manuscripts and book chapters on topics in the realm of wounds - their diagnosis and treatment. She is a lead evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and Sigma Theta Tau International. 

Position: Professor, NSG
Department: DNP
Phone: (218) 723-6624
E-Mail: PBjorklu@css.edu
Dr. Bjorklund is a Professor in the Department of Graduate Nursing, School of Nursing, on the Duluth campus of The College of St. Scholastica (CSS). She teaches full-time in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, teaching core courses, clinical project courses, and role/ population courses in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. She is engaged in clinical practice at the Student Center for Health and Well-Being (SCHAWB), providing psychiatric evaluations, psychotropic medication management, and brief psychotherapy to student clients.
 
In 2006, she received a PhD in Nursing with a minor in Bioethics from the University of Minnesota, along with a Distinguished Dissertation Award for the “best dissertation” in Education and the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her dissertation represented the University of Minnesota in the National Council of Graduate Schools’ dissertation competition for the years 2006-2008. In 2009, she received the Lavine Award for Teaching Excellence from The College of St. Scholastica. Dr. Bjorklund came to CSS from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado, where she received both her MS and BS in Nursing. She also has a BA in Theatre Arts with a minor in English from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
 
Her areas of interest include Nursing Ethics, Nursing Philosophy, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. Her research interests take her to the points of nexus between Psychiatry, Nursing, Sociology, Philosophy, Ethics, Technology, and Women’s Studies. She is especially interested in the nature of moral work, dialectical labor, and responsibility in mental health contexts.  
 
Recent publications include:
 
Bjorklund, P. (In press). Assessment and diagnosis, In K. Wheeler (Ed.), Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to-guide for evidence-based practice (3rd Ed.). New York: Springer Publishing.
 
Bjorklund, P., & Lund, D. (2017). Informed consent and the aftermath of CPR: Ethical considerations. Nursing Ethics, 1-12.
 
Bjorklund, P. (2016). Commentary on the impact of digital technology on brain development and the capacity for empathy. Advances in Nursing Science, 39(1), 71-84.
Position: Asst Prof/Grad NP Dir, NSG
Department: DNP
Phone: (218) 723-7085
E-Mail: sdickey@css.edu
Experienced Advanced Practice Nurse as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Primary experience in express and urgent care. Doctor of Nursing Practice clinical experience at the University of Minnesota Cardiovascular Clinic.
 
ANCC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Licensed by the State of Minnesota as a Certified Nurse Practitioner.
 
My areas of practice interest are family medicine, and cardiovascular health. My research interests include cardiovascular health, online learning, and simulation.
 
Education:
2012:  Doctor of Nursing Practice. Metropolitan State University, St. Paul MN.
1999: Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner focus. Metropolitan State University, St. Paul MN
1981: Bachelors of Science in Nursing. The College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN.
Position: Asst Prof/Grad FNP Coord, NSG
Department: DNP
Phone: (218) 723-6710
E-Mail: pearley@css.edu
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Experience:

  • Experienced Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Nurse Practitioner;  Extensive (>20 yrs) clinical experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Has broad experience with populations across the lifespan providing preventative care, evaluation and treatment of episodic illness, and chronic disease management.
  • My teaching philosophy focuses on application of didactic knowledge to clinical practice;  didactic coursework is conducted on-line and in classroom settiing; much emphasis is on individual and group case reviews, critical thinking, and clinical documentation technique.  Future plans include incorporating more simulation exercises into clinical practicum courses and standardized assessment.

Education:

  • Master of Science, Nursing, University of Alaska-Anchorage 1996
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Alaska-Anchorage 1987

Certifications:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, American Nurses Association
  • Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

 

Position: Assoc Professor, NSG
Department: DNP
Phone:  
E-Mail: nfalk@css.edu

Dr. Nancy L. Falk is a nursing leader, educator, and scholar with a collaborative style and interdisciplinary perspective informed by clinical, informatics, policy, and business/leadership understanding and experience.  

She has been a substantive contributor in non-profit organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, private entrepreneurial ventures, publicly traded corporations, and her family’s manufacturing and retail business. Her primary area of expertise is in aging worker/workforce issues. 

Dr. Falk was a trailblazer (1980s-1990s) in biomedical informatics leading clinicians and researchers to embrace electronic research tools and emerging technology solutions to enhance clinical practice and research. She was instrumental in initiating and developing the Nurse Faculty Education Act of 2005, as the John Heinz U.S. Senate Fellow in Aging Policy.

As a founding faculty member of the School of Nursing at the George Washington University (2009-2016), she served as co-director on a Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Funded Nursing Alliance for Quality Care grant and as co-PI on an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grant focused on Nurses’ Contributions to Fostering Successful Patient Engagement. 

Teaching: A passionate educator and lifelong learner, Dr. Falk focuses on empowering current and future nursing leaders - helping them to be effective, influential, and impactful in clinical, educational, policy, research, and other roles. She promotes learning by doing and engages students in real projects to help them gain skills and confidence so they meet and exceed professional goals. Recent Teaching Honor: Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Zeta Chapter, Excellence in Nursing Education Award (2015). 

Service: Elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Serve on Social Research, Policy and Practice Executive Committee of GSA as Mentoring Committee representative. Service Highlight: Fellow in Gerontological Society of America (GSA) (2016). 

Scholarship-Recent:

Falk, N.L., Rudner, N., Chapa, D. & Greene, J. Nurse practitioners and intent to retire. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, October 2016. 

Falk, N.L.  Infographic development by Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students: An innovative technology-based approach to public health education. Nursing Education Perspectives.  September/October 2016, p. 299-301.

Position: Visiting Asst Prof, Grad NSG
Department: DNP
Phone:  
E-Mail: bfrazier@css.edu
Position: Asst Prof, Grad Nursing
Department: DNP
Phone: (218) 733-5920
E-Mail: SJohns14@css.edu
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Assistant Professor, Graduate Nursing

Clinical Practice:  Infectious Disease Associates, St. Luke's Hospital and Clinics, Duluth, MN

                             International Travel Clnic, St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth, MN

Areas of interest include:  Preventive care/Immunizations, Hepatitis C, and HIV, and complex case management that includes outpatient antimicrobial therapy aa well as prior authorization of expensive treatments.  I am also interested and support independent practice for APRN's, healthcare reform, and the promotion of nurses as scholars.  

Position: Assoc Professor, NSG
Department: DNP
Phone: (218) 625-2784
E-Mail: ckemnitz@css.edu

Dr. Kemnitz has baccalaureate degrees in Biology and Nursing from Carroll College and the University of WIsconsin Oshkosh respectively. He received his PhD in physiology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI in 1994 with a specialization in neurophysiology and completed a Masters of Nursing Education in 2015 at Western Governors University. Dr. Kemnitz has extensive collegiate teaching experience in biology and nursing and has been the recipient of several awards and honors including the Max Levine Award for Excellence in Scholarship, the Daisy Award for Teaching Excellence in Nursing, and is a Minnesota Hartford Geriatric Nursing Scholar and FLAG fellow. Nationally, Dr. Kemnitz is a recognized subject matter expert in anatomy & physiology and nursing and is a consultant for the American Council on Education. Dr. Kemnitz has published and presented many articles in basic science and educational practices. He continues to pursue his interests in geriatrics and nursing education. Most recently Dr. Kemnitz was selected as a Sigma Theta Tau International Rising Star for his masters thesis work on nursing student clinical evaluation.

Position: Asst Professor, NSG
Department: DNP
Phone: (218) 733-2249
E-Mail: MMaki@css.edu
Position:  Assistant Professor
Department:  DNP
Email:  mmaki@css.edu
 
I have been working with the Graduate Department of Nursing since 2005 as an adjunct instructor.  I joined the faculty as a half time Assistant Professor in 2013.  I earned my BA, MA and DNP degrees from the College of St. Scholastica.  I teach clinical psychiatric and mental health courses. 
 
I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and also work at the Human Development Center.  In my clinical work, I provide psychiatric care for patients of all ages.  I diagnose and treat a wide variety of psychiatric disorders from children to adults with serious and persistent mental illness.  Treatment modalities include pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic modalities.
 
My goal as a teacher is to cultivate students’ love of learning and to challenge them to explore the unfamiliar and less known to them during their time at CSS.  Ultimately, I want to help fill the gap in mental health care by helping students become competent, compassionate, respectful, and empathetic Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.
 
Publication:
Maki, M. & Bjorklund, P. (2013). Improving cardiovascular disease screening in community                                 
     mental health centers.  Psychiatric Perspectives, 3, 179-186.
Position: Assoc Prof/Grd AGPCNP Crd, NSG
Department: DNP
Phone: (218) 625-4483
E-Mail: SMcCumbe@css.edu
  • Experienced Advanced Practice Nurse-Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist.  Extensive clinical experience in public/community health, care of adults and older adults in long term and community settings and care management and care coordination.
  • ANCC Board Certificaitons: Adult NP, Gerontological NP, Adult-Gero Primary Care NP, Family NP, Clinical Nurse Specialist Community/Public Health, Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Health
  • My teaching philosophy focuses on creating an open classroom rich with feedback and opportunities for interaction and active learning.  My goal as a teacher is to instill a commitment to life learning and openness to reflective practice.
  • Education
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Minnesota, 2014
  • Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, The College of St. Scholastica, 2003
  • Post Master's Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate, The College of St. Scholastica, 2001
  • Master of Science, Major-Public Health Nursing, University of Minnesota, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science, Community Health Education, University of Minnesota, 1982
  • Diploma, St. Luke's School of Nursing, 1980
Position: Asst Prof, Grad Nursing
Department: DNP
Phone: (218) 750-4254
E-Mail: bpettinelli@css.edu

 

 

Education:

MSN- College of St. Scholastica 2010

BSN- College of St. Scholastica 2007

B.A. - Biochemistry/Biology- College of St. Scholastica 2004

EMT Certificate Mesabi Range Community and Technical College - 2012

 

Biography: Research interests include multimorbidity management, palliative care, population management, care of the older adult with dementia.

 

Courses: Advanced Pharmacology, Lifespan Health Assessment

Position: Assoc Prof/Interim Chair, NSG
Department: DNP
Phone: (218) 733-2211
E-Mail: PSenk@css.edu

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
College of St. Teresa
Winona, MN

Teaching Responsibilities:
Health Care Informatics, Outcomes Research, Quality Improvement, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Health Program Evaluation

Research Interests:
Knowledge representation in a clinical information system, consumer informatics, and evidence-based practice

Publications:

Byrne, P., & Senk, P. (2017). Google Glass in nursing education: Accessing knowledge at the point of care. Computers, Informatics, Nursing.

Westra, B.L., Sylvia, M., Weinfurter, E.F., Pruinelli, L., Park, J.I., Dodd, D., Keenan, G.M., Senk, P., Richesson, R.L., Baukner, V., Cruz, C., Gao, G., Whittenburg, L., & Delaney, C.W. (2016). Big data science: A literature review of nursing research exemplars. Nursing Outlook, 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2016.11.021

Senk, P., & Koski, S. (2016). Chapter 8: The relationship between a quality measure and staffing hours in nursing homes. In Sandefer, R., & Marc, D. Data analytics in healthcare research: Tools and strategies. Chicago, IL: American Health Information Management Association.

Senk, P. (2011). A nursing domain model: Prevention of pressure ulcers (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Hagle, M., & Senk, P. (2010). Chapter 2: Evidence-Based Practice. In M. Alexander, A. Corrigan, L. Gorski, et al., Infusion nursing: An evidence based approach (3rd  ed.) (pp. 10-21). St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Elsevier.

Senk, P., & Hagle, M. E. (2009). Pressure ulcers in adults in acute care. Knowledge-Based Nursing Initiative. Milwaukee, WI.

Senk, P., & Hagle, M. E. (2009). Moderate sedation in adults in acute care. Knowledge-Based Nursing Initiative. Milwaukee, WI.

Ravvaz, K., Senk, P., Patrick, T., Coenen, A., Kim, T., Zhao, H., Gaudioso, C., Jansen, K., & Lang, N. (2008, November). Mapping nursing concepts to ontologies for evidence-based nursing. Poster session presented at AMIA Conference, Biomedical and Health Informatics: From Foundations to Applications to Policy. Washington, DC.

Hagle, M. E., & Senk, P. (2008). Risk for pressure ulcer in adults in acute care. Knowledge-Based Nursing Initiative. Milwaukee, WI.

Presentations:
Senk, P. (2015). An analysis of peer feedback in an online graduate nursing course. Poster presentation at the Scholarhsip of Teaching and Learning Commons Conference, Savannah, GA. [peer reviewed]

Bastain, H., Bjorklund, P., McDonald, A., Senk, P., & McCumber, S. (2014). Shifting locations: Reflections on writing-enriched curriculum projects in diverse contexts. Interactive presentation at the Internationsal Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. [peer reviewed]

Senk, P., & Kochanski, K. (2009). Preventing Pressure Ulcers in the Acute Care Setting. Interactive Presentation at MetaStar Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI. [invited]

Hagle, M., & Senk, P. (2009). Interpreting and Evaluating Design, Data and Level of Evidence for the Novice. Interactive Workshop at Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice, Milwaukee, WI. [invited]

Senk, P., Kochanski, K., & Hansen, M. (2009). Partnering with Patients to Share Healthcare Knowledge: Pressure Ulcer Prevention. Poster Presentation at Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice, Milwaukee, WI. [peer reviewed]

Hagle, M., & Senk, P. (2008). Interpreting Research and Evaluating Data for the Novice. Interactive Workshop Session presented at Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice, Milwaukee, WI. [peer reviewed]

Senk, P., & Pearson, A. (2006). Reducing Nosocomial Pressure Ulcers in the Intensive Care Unit. Poster Presentation at Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice, Milwaukee, WI. [peer reviewed]
 

Position: Admin Specialist, NSG
Department: DNP
Phone: (218) 723-6272
E-Mail: skaiser@css.edu


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