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Mary Jean Jergenson

Nursing - Associate Degree Instructor

Contact Information

1900 College Drive
Rice Lake, WI 54880

Email Mary Jean Jergenson
800.243.9482 ext. 5234

Degree

B.S.N., University of Minnesota
M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Biography

Mary Jean Jergenson is an Associate Degree Nursing Instructor at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's Rice Lake campus.

She has worked as a staff nurse in general medical surgical care as well as intensive care, recovery room, labor and delivery. As a public health nurse and healthy lifestyle coach, Mary Jean expanded her understanding of the challenges clients of all ages face and tools needed to support motivation and resources in the journey toward optimal health.  In a role as Infection Control Nurse, she researched best practice and current information to share with staff to protect themselves and their patients, soon embracing opportunities to help nursing staff, and now students, find the resources and information they need for solving clinical practice problems and professional development.

In her free time, Mary Jean enjoys spending time with family, reading, gardening and community service.

"My experiences taught me that students are more likely to succeed if we believe in their ability to do so and role-model the skills and attributes of integrity and excellence. I am a coach as well as instructor in the practice of nursing. Nursing students bring rich life experiences and insights to the classroom with them. Teaching requires active interaction and partnership with our learners. Students want to succeed and the more clear and precise the expectations are articulated the more likely they will be successful." - Mary Jean Jergenson