Assistant Professor of Nursing; Director of Graduate Nursing Studies
Doctor of Nursing Practice; Master of Science in Nursing as Family Nurse Practitioner; Post Master’s Certificate as a Certified Nurse Midwife; Master of Arts in Franciscan Studies; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, double major in theology.
Family nurse practitioner and certified nurse midwife for over 20 years; as a preceptor and clinical Instructor for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University and Clarke University.
As a nurse practitioner I have devoted my career to serving underserved individuals and families. I believe strongly in the dignity of every person and the right of every individual for excellent health care. I believe all persons deserve access to the basics needs of food, shelter and medicine.
I have the privilege of teaching and shaping nurse practitioners for the future. NPs are in an excellent position to provide exceptional primary care to all people. Through teaching, this passion for learning and caring can be transmitted to every student. The women and men I teach are my future colleagues. Together we can make a difference in the lives and health of many persons and families. My goal is to help students become knowledgeable about the advanced nursing field, but also to instill dedication to health care access, advocacy for the underserved, and shape leaders for our community. As advanced practice nurses, we are always learning and updating. I hope this initial program of study will engender continuous enthusiasm for all a career in nursing brings.
I work in graduate studies and believe in adult learning. Teaching hybrid courses requires students to be motivated and self-directed in their learning. The students I work with have accumulated life experiences and are already respected nurses in their field. I learn as much from them as I hope they do from me; a mutual respect underlines teaching and working with the students on doctoral projects.
CLARKE'S IMPACT ON ANN
The ability to work in a faith-based environment allows me to integrate my life and my beliefs with my professional life.
ANN'S IMPACT ON STUDENTS
An opportunity to pass on a passion for helping all people, to solve health care puzzles, to make a difference in the lives of people
Quote – “Preach always; if necessary, use words.” - St. Francis of Assisi
Class in college – When I did my classes in Franciscan Studies, just for me
Place traveled - Assisi, Italy
Hobby – Gardening, caring for animals (especially cats), music