Jacqueline Wuellner

Dr. Jacqueline Wuellner

Program Director and Assistant Professor

"I started teaching to be able to share my enthusiasm for nursing. I want students to realize that the opportunities within the profession are limitless if one is willing to advance their knowledge and seek out further education."

Degrees held:

  • DNP – University of New Mexico, 2018
  • MSN – University of New Mexico, 2012
  • MPH – University of Illinois, 2000
  • BSN – Olivet Nazarene University, 1995
  • Diploma in Nursing – Evangelical School of Nursing, 1973

Career Highlights:

I am a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and a Golden PAW recipient- University of New Mexico's award for excellence in online education.

In which online degree program do you teach?

RN to BSN.

Which classes do you teach online?

N301: Professional Communication for Nurses.

What do you want students to take away from your classes? What do you want them to learn?

I want my students to be able to convey their high level of professionalism through all their written communication. So often there is a disconnect between students' knowledge and ability and the way they express themselves in writing. I do believe the pen is mightier than the sword and that every BSN should be able to express themselves clearly and concisely in everything they write.

Why did you start teaching?

I started teaching to be able to share my enthusiasm for nursing. I want students to realize that the opportunities within the profession are limitless if one is willing to advance their knowledge and seek out further education.

Why are you interested in nursing? What drew you to this field?

The thing that drew me to nursing was the opportunity to have personal interactions with others – to share their joys and sorrows.

What's the best advice that you ever received?

Your life is what you make it.

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