Dr. Michelle Van Wyhe Associate Professor of Nursing
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
SCI 134/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.
- Lifespan Health Assessment
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 and 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: NUR220 and NUR260. Concurrent requisite: NUR290. (3 credits, 2:1)
- Nursing Research and Informatics
Based on a Christian worldview, this course examines the epistemological (theoretical, scientific and ethical) foundation of nursing as a human science, specifically as an approach to promote shalom and social justice. It surveys the types, methods and uses of research and informatics to enhance client outcomes and to deliver holistic nursing care for all clients and at all levels of prevention. The course emphasizes the knowledge and aptitudes needed by professional nurses to manage and utilize health care information and related technologies, critically evaluate research studies and integrate evidence in all phases of the nursing process. In the practicum, students analyze a variety of health care technologies and present an evidence-based practice project. Prerequisites: Nursing major with senior class standing, KIN370, MAT208QR and SOC101SS. Concurrent requisite: NUR440. (3 credits, 2:1)
Van Wyhe, M. (2015). Vocation of faith: The influence of Mother Teresa on Christian nursing, part 1. Journal of Christian Nursing, 32(2), 124.
Van Wyhe, M. (2015). Vocation of faith: The influence of Mother Teresa on Christian nursing, part 2. Journal of Christian Nursing, 32(3), 187.
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
American Nurses Association
ANCC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing