Jessica Barkimer, MSN, RN graduated from Indiana University with her BSN in 2002 with a passion for working with the pediatric population. Working at three magnet children’s hospitals over the past 14 years has provided her with medical and surgical experiences ranging from caring for infants with congenital heart defects to educating children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. While in Indiana, Jessica received her Masters of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Indianapolis and began to venture into teaching in the clinical learning environment. Upon degree completion, she moved to Wisconsin and accepted a position as an adjunct faculty member at Milwaukee School of Engineering in the department of nursing, teaching pediatric content in the senior level courses as well as teaching and coordinating courses such as Health Assessment of the Individual. She has also had experience creating a course for the accelerated degree program for this school of nursing. Jessica is currently working towards her PhD in nursing at Marquette University with an anticipated graduation date of 2018. Under the guidance of her faculty, she has been able to make progress towards her dissertation with an accepted manuscript in press. Jessica is currently an NLN ambassador for her current employer and is studying to sit for the CNE examination in Summer 2016. Her research interests include facilitating growth of the nursing student in the clinical learning environment.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Education/Inter-professional education
Dissertation: Anticipated: Facilitating growth of the student nurse in the clinical learning environment