Christina Pepin, PhD RN CNE
Assistant Professor

(317) 955-6291
cpepin@marian.edu 
Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Room 379

Biography

Dr. Pepin is originally from Washington state in the South Puget Sound area and moved to Indiana in 2019.  She has a husband and one child.  Dr. Pepin has been a nursing faculty since 2007  and joined the team at Marian University in 2019.  She has worked in BSN, Accelerated BSN, entry-level masters, MSN, and DNP programs. She has taught undergraduate courses in advanced nursing competencies didactic and lab, Med/Surg nursing didactic and clinical, transitions to practice, senior capstone/immersion/preceptorship didactic and clinical, and nursing research & informatics.  She has taught care & oucomes manager didactic and clinical, nursing research, and 1st reader on SNRA DNP projects in graduate programs. She has a passion for nursing education, end-of-life care, self-care, transition to practice, and mentoring.  

Education

  • PhD in Nursing Education: University of Nevada, 2019
  • MSN in Care & Outcomes Manager: Nursing Education & Clinical Nurse Specialist tracks: Pacific Lutheran University, 2007
  • BSN with minors in Psychology and Athletic Training: Pacific Lutheran University, 2004
  • BS in Biology and English: University of Wisconsin, 2001

Work history​

  • Nursing faculty at Pacific Lutheran University, 2007-2018
  • Clinical experience in acute neuroscience and agency nursing in Olympia and Tacoma, Washington.

Professional affiliations​

  • International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
  • Psi Chapter at Large of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honor Society

Area of expertise​

  • Nursing Education
  • Med/Surg Nursing
  • Neuroscience Nursing

Teaching interests/focus

  • Transition to practice
  • Mentoring
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Self-care
  • Nursing Research
  • Med/Surg Nursing
  • Nursing Skills

Research interests/focus

  • Research interests include testing reaction time to novel situations, Liberal Arts use in nursing, expectations on student knowledge of statistics in nursing, simulation use in FNP programs, faculty self-care, and other SOTL topics.  Her PhD dissertation research study was a nation-wide survey titled The Prevalence and Use of High-Fidelity Simulation in Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in the United States.  

Publications and presentations

  • Professor Rounds. A scholarly review of 3 research posters. Poster presenters: Bethany Cieslowski, DNP MA RN CHSE, Christina Pepin, PhD RN CNE, Deniz Dishman, PhD DNAP MSN CRNA CHSE. Reviewer: Nicole Blodgett, PhD RN. Presented at International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning annual conference June 2020 [virtual]. Podium Presentation
  • Prevalence and Use of High-Fidelity Simulation in Family Nurse Practitioner Programs. Co-authored with Jessica Doolen. 20x20 presentation at Midwest Nursing Research Society annual conference April 2020 [virtual]. Podium Presentation
  • Student Use of Liberal Arts Knowledge to Implement Carper's Ways of Knowing and Develop Reflective Practice. Presented at Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing Research Day May 2016. Podium Presentation
  • Prevalence and Use of High-Fidelity Simulation in Family Nurse Practitioner Programs. Co-authored with Jessica Doolen. Presented for International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning annual conference June 2020 [virtual]. Poster Presentation
  • Prevalence and Use of High-Fidelity Simulation in Family Nurse Practitioner
    Programs. Presented for UNLV Research & Information Exchange at Western Institute
    of Nursing annual conference April 2019. Poster Presentation
  • Liberal Education and the Discipline: Toward Achieving Academic and Practice Success. Co-authored with Rhonda Maneval & Dana Zaichkin. Presented at American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference November 2017. Poster Presentation
  • Implementation and Evaluation of a Liberal Arts Assignment Project in a Clinical Setting. Presented at Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing Research Day May 2016. Poster Presentation
  • Implementation and Evaluation of a Liberal Arts Assignment Project in a Clinical Setting. Presented at Western Institute of Nursing annual conference April, 2014. Poster Presentation

Personal interests

Dr. Pepin has volunteered as faculty advisor to the Pacific Lutheran University NSNA chapter (Delta Iota Chi) and Nursing Students of Washington State.  She also volunteered and/or supervised student volunteers in events such as new faculty orientation, flu shot clinics, Make it Happen!, Multicare Nurse Camp, National Business Week – Healthcare Week, the NEXUS Student Advisory Board, and other university related events.  During this time she was awarded Outstanding Club Advisor of the Year Award and the Promise of Nursing for Washington Regional Faculty Fellowship award. During her undergraduate college years, Dr. Pepin played NCAA D3 Women’s Ice Hockey at Wisconsin-Superior and her team was inducted into the Superior Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.  After graduating from UWS, Dr. Pepin then became the women’s division commissioner for the American Collegiate Hockey Association for several years.  Her favorite hobbies are pumpkin carving and decorating Christmas cookies.

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