Michelle Van Wyhe Assistant Professor, Nursing; Nurse Practitioner

MichelleVan Wyhe

D.N.P., South Dakota State University
M.S., South Dakota State University
B.A., Augustana College

712-707-7463 Dept of Nursing; 712-707-7321 Wellness Center
WRSM 5/RSC 103

Dr. Van Wyhe teaches in the nursing department and also serves as a nurse practitioner for Northwestern's Wellness Center. A board-certified advanced registered nurse practitioner, she provided O.B. and medical-surgical care for Orange City Area Health System. She also served as Early Head Start health coordinator for Mid-Sioux Opportunity in Remsen, Iowa, and as an R.N. at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Van Wyhe holds a master of science degree in nursing, with a family nurse practitioner emphasis, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from South Dakota State University.

NUR280 - Lifespan Health Assessment

(3 credits, 2:1)Based on a Christian worldview, this course provides an opportunity for students to develop their understanding and use of the nursing process, with a focus on the relationship development and assessment phases. Informed by a Christian world view, emphasis is placed on performing holistic assessment of pediatric and adult clients including the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual and moral/ethical dimensions. Laboratory practice precedes clinical application in a variety of health care a nd community settings. In the clinical component, students develop aptitudes in relationship development and holistic assessment of pediatric and adult individual clients to develop clinical judgment and promote shalom. Prerequisite: Admission to the BSN program. Concurrent requisite: NUR220. A fee is associated with this course (http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).

NUR360 - Promoting Shalom with the Childbearing Family

(3 credits, 2:1)Based on a Christian worldview, this course examines the theoretical, scientific and ethical basis for the application of the nursing process with diverse normal and high-risk childbearing families. Emphasis is placed on nursing as a human science, performing art and healing ministry to promote shalom with parents and children. The clinical component provides an opportunity for nursing practice in acute care and selected community-based settings, assisting students to integrate knowledge, aptitudes and compassionate care in health promotion and restoration activities and in living the three nursing practice dimensions. Learning experiences include service-learning, faith reflection, laboratory practicum and clinical experiences. Prerequisite: NUR320. Concurrent requisites: NUR380. A fee is associated with this course (http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).

NUR430 - Promoting Shalom with Children and Adolescents

A fee is associated with this course (http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).

Van Wyhe, M. (2015). Vocation of faith: The influence of mother teresa on christian nursing, part 1. Journal of Christian Nursing, 32(2), 124.

Registered Nurse, Orange City Hospital, Orange City, Iowa

Early Head Start Health Coordinator, Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Remsen, Iowa

Registered Nurse, St. Luke's Hospital, Sioux City, Iowa

Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society

ANCC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing