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.
Katherine Coyle, M.S.N.
Instructor in Nursing
M.S.N., Creighton University
B.S.N., Briar Cliff University
R.N. diploma, St. Luke's School of Nursing
Professor Coyle has practiced nursing in both medical center and home care settings. She earned Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practioner degrees from Creighton University, Omaha; a B.S.N. from Briar Cliff University, Sioux City; and an R.N. diploma from St. Luke's School of Nursing, Sioux City. She is a member of the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. She previously taught nursing at Briar Cliff University and Morningside College.
- Promoting Shalom with Ill Clients
Promoting Shalom with Ill Clients Based on a Christian worldview, this course examines the theoretical, scientific and ethical basis for the application of the nursing process with diverse clients in their experience of health and illness across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on nursing as a human science, performing art and healing ministry to promote shalom with children and adults. The clinical component provides an opportunity for nursing practice in acute care and selected community-based settings, assisting students to integrate knowledge, aptitudes and Christ-like compassion in all levels of prevention, with a focus on health restoration and in living the three practice dimensions. Prerequisites: NUR220, 260, 280, 290, BIO320 and PSY225. Concurrent requisite: BIO360. (6 credits, 4:2)
- Promoting Shalom with Critically Ill Clients
Promoting Shalom with Critically Ill Clients Based on a Christian worldview, this course expands the theoretical, scientific and ethical basis for the application of the nursing process with diverse clients who experience complex health problems across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on nursing as a healing ministry, human science and performing art to promote shalom with children and adults in acute care and community-based settings experiencing life-altering illness. The clinical component, which includes a 120-hour preceptorship, provides opportunity for (a) beginning-level professional nursing practice in acute care and selected community-based settings, (b) the integration of knowledge from nursing and related disciplines in clinical decision-making, (c) enhancing aptitudes in all levels of prevention, but with a focus on health restoration, and (d) practicing compassionate care in living the three practice dimensions. Prerequisites: NUR420 and NUR440. Concurrent requisites: NUR460 and NUR490. (5 credits, 2:3)
- Instructor of Nursing, Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa
- R.N., Mercy Home Care, Sioux City, Iowa
- R.N., Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa
- Staff nurse, Tri-State Nursing, Sioux City, Iowa
- Adjunct Instructor of Nursing, Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa
- Staff Nurse, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa
- National League for Nursing
- American Nurses Association
- Sigma Theta Tau, Theta Gamma Chapter, International Honor Society of Nursing