Kristen M. Ostrem-Niemcewicz

Kristen M. Ostrem-Niemcewicz

Associate Professor and Interim Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education

“Believe in yourself and do the right thing even when it is hard to do.”

Degrees held:

  • DNP
  • MSN
  • BSN

Career Highlights:

In 2018, I represented the American College of Nurse-Midwives to co-write a practice parameter for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, "Performance of Limited Obstetric Ultrasound Exams by Advanced Clinical Providers." This document set the standard for expanding midwifery, physician assistant and nurse practitioners' practice to include obstetric ultrasound for clinical decision-making.

In which online degree program do you teach?

RN to BSN.

Which classes do you teach online?

Obstetrics Special Populations.

What is the value of a BSN?

The beginning of a diverse and satisfying career.

What's the best advice that you ever received?

Find a job with a pension.

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

My mother was the best nurse I ever knew and taught me the value of providing comfort.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?

Believe in yourself and do the right thing even when it is hard to do.

What do you think are the biggest challenges nurses face today?

Nursing professionals continue to manage the difficulty of providing excellent nursing care within corporate health settings with high rates of turnover and staffing issues.

What is one book you think everyone should read?

Nothing Happens Next by Cheri Huber.

Tell us something your students may not know about you:

Horses are my spirit animal. I have cared for horses my entire life, a grounding activity.

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