Marcella WildemanUniversity of Wyoming DNP
I am currently attending the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming working toward earning a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) degree. I am interested in researching ways to expand the role of nurse practitioners in hospital and primary care settings. My clinical practice area of interest is still undecided as of now, but veterans’ health, rural community healthcare, and emergency healthcare are all possibilities. I have worked as an emergency medical technician, health unit secretary, a certified nursing assistant, and as a registered nurse. I have seen first-hand how coordination of care and teamwork dramatically affects patient care. I have learned to value every member of the healthcare team as we all help to achieve the ultimate goal of providing quality, patient-centered care. I am a board member for the Community Healthcare Foundation which raises money for healthcare needs in Goshen County, Wyoming. We have provided AEDs for schools and equipment for the critical access hospital in Torrington, WY, just to name a few. I received a BSN from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, graduating with honors and induction into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Improving relationships between physicians and nurse practitioners
Dissertation: Improving relationships between physicians and nurse practitioners