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Kim Meyer

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Dr. Meyer has been teaching since 1989 in nursing theory, fundamentals of nursing, ethics, psychiatric mental health nursing in the undergraduate program; theory and nurse educator courses in the graduate program and psychopathology in the marriage and family therapy program at Bethel Seminary. Areas of specific interest include: theory, ethics, mental health and mental illness in society and the church, women's issues, and innovations in nursing education.

Started at Bethel

1997

Education

  • College of St. Catherine - B.A. in Nursing, 1979
  • University of Minnesota - M.S.N. in Psych-Mental Health Nursing, 1987
  • University of St. Thomas - Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, 2004

Biography

Dr. Meyer has been in academia for 20+ years and is passionate about teaching the next generation of nurses, nurse educators, and therapists. She has been married for 39 years to Rob, has three married children, and six wonderful grandchildren. Currently, she has been involved in developing and teaching online courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. When not working, she enjoys gardening, antiques, reading, travel to AZ and northern WI, and her little dog, a Havanese named Isabel.

Courses Taught

Seminary (graduate program)

MF 622 Psychopathology

CAS (undergraduate programs)

NUR 201 Foundations of Health Ministry

NUR 316/324 Practicum: Mental Health Nursing clinical

NUR 318 Chronicity/Mental Health nursing

GES 390K Decision Making and Medical Technology

GES XXXP Mental Illness in Societal Context

            CAS Post Baccalaureate

NUR 331 Mental Health Nursing

GS (graduate programs)

            MSN

NURS655 Facilitating Learning

NURS603 Teaching-Learning Processes for Adults

 NURS600 Theory Foundations

NURS770 Internship 1                                                          

NURS774 Internship 2

            DNP

NURS800 The Art and Science of Nursing

Awards

2013                Faculty Development grant with Dr. Janet Johnson and Jamie Dolieslager

2012                Online course grant

2009                Alumni Association Grant

2007                Alumni Association Grant

2003                Faculty Development Grant

2002                Alumni Association Grant

2001                Project JSTOR Minigrant

2000                Bush Grant Participant, Technology in the Classroom

1999                Alumni Association Grant

Publications

Meyer, K. (2018). Personality disorders. In Moller, M. and Potter, M. (2018). Psychiatric mental health nursing: From suffering to hope. (2nd ed ). Upper Saddle         Creek, NJ: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Meyer, K. (2017). Critique of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change. In Peterson, S., & Bredow, T. (2017). Middle range theories: Application to nursing   research. (4th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Meyer, K. (2015). Personality Disorders. In Moller, M. and Potter, M. (2015). Psychiatric mental health nursing: From suffering to hope. Upper Saddle Creek, NJ:   Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Wankiiri, M., Drake, K. & Meyer, K. (2013). The lived experience of families with a mentally ill family member. Journal of Research in Nursing and Midwifery   (JRNM); 3(4). 58-66. (Available online.)

Meyer, K. (2007). Striving for perfection: A Christian perspective of enhancement technologies. Journal of Christian Nursing; 24 (4), 206-211.

Meyer, K. R. & Wessman, J. P. (2005). Cyber classrooms: Building Christian community. Journal of Christian Nursing; 22 (4), 16-21.

 

Presentations

2018- 2020  Anxiety reduction and nursing students workshops, with Dr Denise Post.

2017            Boundaries in professional nursing relationships: Termination. Elim Faith Community Nurse network.

2015           Prayer and bioethics. Human life and dignity: Bioethics conference, North Central District of the Evangelical Free Church, October 5-6, New Hope       Church, Golden Valley, MN.

2015         Taking care of self so we can take care of others. Elim Faith Community Nurse spring network workshop

2014         Mental health and faith communities. Elim Faith Community Nurse network

2014        Mental health and faith communities. St. Cloud Faith Community Nurse network

2013         Psychiatric Emergencies. Minnesota Faith Community Nurse network

Certificates and Licenses

PHN certification

MN RN nursing license

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Elim Faith Community Nursing Advisory Board

Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society

Areas of expertise

Dr. Meyer has been teaching since 1989 in nursing theory, fundamentals of nursing, ethics, psychiatric mental health nursing in the undergraduate program; theory and nurse educator courses in the MSN graduate program, theory in the DNP program, and psychopathology in the marriage and family therapy master's program at Bethel Seminary. Areas of specific interest include: theory, ethics, mental health and mental illness in society and the church, women's issues, and innovations in nursing education.

Research interests

2018-present Anxiety reduction and nursing students. With Dr. Denise Post. 2013-2016 Women's psychosocial and spiritual health in the transitions of midlife. With Dr. Janet Johnson and Jamie Dolieslager, and student/alum Gloria Steele. 2002-2004 Disembodiment for the sake of convenience: Student and faculty experiences and a nursing program's technology initiative, Dissertation, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. 1987 Family communication following the We Can Weekend of the I Can Cope Program for Families Surviving Breast Cancer, Master's Thesis, University of Minnesota.

Teaching specialty

Mental health nursing, ethics, theory, nursing education, psychopathology