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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).
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.
Dr. Christine Olson is a Family Nurse Practitioner and teaches in the BS to DNP Program in Graduate Nursing at The College of St. Scholastica. Practice experience includes family practice, rural emergency care, and hospital medicine. She has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2001 with a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. In 2015, she completed her DNP from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. Her DNP Project was Emergency Care Education for Advanced Practice Providers in Rural Critical Access Hospitals.
Current courses taught include Evidence Based Practice, Lifespan Health Assessment, Clinical Project Courses, Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship and Advanced Practicum V: Older Adult.
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
College of St. Teresa
Health Care Informatics, Outcomes Research, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Health Program Evaluation, Consumer Informatics
Knowledge representation in a clinical information system, consumer informatics, and evidence-based practice
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.
Senk, P., & Kochanski, K. (2009). Preventing Pressure Ulcers in the Acute Care Setting. Interactive Presentation at MetaStar Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.
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.
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.
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.
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.