Mary Jean Jergenson
"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."
BSN, University of Minnesota
MSN, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Mary Jean has worked as a staff nurse in general medical surgical care as well as intensive care, recovery room, labor and delivery. She also worked as a public health nurse and healthy lifestyle coach, which 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 her 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 enjoy spending time with family, reading, gardening and community service.