Nursing faculty and staff
Northwestern’s nursing faculty have worked in clinics, hospitals, hospice, home health, public health and parish nurse ministries. In addition to teaching, consulting and conducting research, they also all maintain an active clinical practice.
Carol Kleyer, M.S.N.
Lecturer in Nursing
M.S.N., Briar Cliff University
B.S.N., Morningside College
Professor Kleyer has a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Briar Cliff University. Her patients have ranged from pediatric to geriatric, and her nursing experience includes medical clinic, emergency room, coronary care, labor and delivery, post-partum, and medical-surgical. She also has coordinated nursing care in a 50-bed longterm care facility. Her research interests include older adults, teamwork and leadership. Previous teaching experiences include instructing certified nurses aide courses, training nursing staff, and implementing volunteer programs.
- Promoting Shalom with Older Adults
Promoting Shalom with Older Adults Based on a Christian worldview, this course explores multidimensional aging processes and the holistic health experience of older individuals from the perspective of a Christian worldview. Emphasis is placed on nursing as a healing ministry, human science and performing art to promote shalom with older adults. Application of the nursing process in health promotion and care of common geriatric care concerns is accentuated. Service- earning experiences, faith reflection, and literature and the arts are integrated as strategies to more fully understand (a) the experience of older adults with diverse backgrounds, and (b) personal values, attitudes, practices and ethics, as well as those evident in government policies, community planning and the health care and social service delivery system. The clinical component provides an opportunity for nursing practice in community-based and acute care settings with older adults, assisting students to integrate knowledge, aptitudes and compassionate care in health promotion, restoration and maintenance, and living the three nursing practice dimensions (illuminating meaning, synchronizing rhythms and participating in transcendence). Prerequisites: NUR220, NUR280, and BIO203. Concurrent requisite:
- Fundamentals of Nursing
Fundamentals of Nursing Based on a Christian worldview and the framework of nursing as a healing ministry, human science and performing art, this course provides the foundation for application of the nursing process with diverse pediatric and adult clients in acute and chronic illness. On-campus laboratory precedes clinical experiences and as a means to promote shalom. These experiences provide opportunity to develop knowledge and beginning nursing aptitudes in intervening with the care of individual clients across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NUR220, NUR280, BIO203, PHI214, and REL110. Concurrent requisite: NUR290. (3 credits, 2:1)
- Charge Nurse, Orange City Area Health System, Orange City, Iowa
- Nurse Manager, Orange City Area Health System
- Staff Registered Nurse, Orange City Area Health System
- Staff Registered Nurse, Hegg Memorial Health System, Rock Valley, Iowa