Allen College

Nursing Faculty

       ADJUNCT FACULTY


Full- and Part-time Faculty


Shelby Allen-Benitz
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2026
E-mail: Shelby.AllenBenitz2@Allencollege.edu
Office Hours: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 8/20, 9/24, 10/1, 10/29, 11/5, 11/26, 12/3; & by appointment

Education: M.S.N., Allen College; B.A., Indiana University; A.S., North Iowa Area Community College

Certification: Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


DeAnn Ambroson 
Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2069
E-mail: Deann.Ambroson@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: By appointment

Education: A.D.N., Iowa Lakes Community College; B.L.S., St. Edward's College; M.A., University of Iowa; M.S.N., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Certification: Health Informatics: University of Iowa; Certified Nurse Educator (CNE); Certified Online Instructor (COI); Certified as a Master Reviewer through Quality Matters

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) 


Teresa Anderson 
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2092
E-mail:  Teresa.Anderson@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon noon - 1 p.m. & Wed 11 - noon

Education: Diploma, Allen Memorial Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N. and M.S.N., Allen College

Certification: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Suzanne Bellinger
Associate Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2043
E-mail:  Suzanne.Bellinger@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Wed 1 - 2:20 p.m. & 4 - 5 p.m.; by appointment

Education: B.S.N., Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; M.S.N., Allen College; Ph.D., Grand Canyon University

Certification: Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); Association of Women's Health Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Advanced and Intermediate Fetal Monitoring; Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB); Certified in Electronic Fetal Monitoring (C-EFM)

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Kathi Bower
Assistant Professor 
Phone: (319) 226-2064
E-mail: Kathi.Bower@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon 11 - noon & Fri by appointment

Education: B.S., Iowa State University; B.S.N., Allen College; M.S.N., Saint Louis University

Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Gabrielle Boysen
Assistant Professor 
Phone: (319) 226-2046
E-mail: Gabrielle.Boysen@allencollege.edu  
Office Hours: By appointment

Education: A.D.N., Riverland Community College; B.S.N., Allen College; M.S.N., Allen College; D.N.P., Allen College

Certification: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center; ACLS; BLS; PALS; TNCC

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Peggy Broadie
Assistant Professor 
Phone: (319) 226-2029
E-mail: Peggy.Broadie@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Tue 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. & Wed 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Education: B.S.N., University of Iowa; M.S.N., Allen College

Certification: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) 

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Lisa Brodersen
Professor and Coordinator of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Phone: (319) 226-2034
E-mail:  Lisa.Brodersen@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Wed 2 - 5 p.m. & by appointment

Education: Diploma, Mercy School of Nursing in Des Moines; B.S.N., Grand View College in Des Moines; M.A. in Nursing, University of Iowa; M.A. in English, University of Northern Iowa; Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D. candidate, Saint Louis University 

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Gale Carlson
Associate Professor and R.J. McElroy Endowed Chair for Inter-Disciplinary Studies
Phone: (319) 226-2086
E-mail:  Gale.Carlson@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon noon - 2 p.m. & Thur 10 - noon

Education: B.A., University of Northern Iowa; B.S.N. and M.S.N., Allen College; Ed.D. University of Northern Iowa

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Shari Cary
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2096
E-mail:  Shari.Cary@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Tue 1 - 2 p.m.

Education: B.S.N. and M.S.N. with a Family Nurse Practitioner Focus, Allen College 

Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Dana Clasen
Associate Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2042
E-mail: Dana.Clasen@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Wed 9 - noon

Education: B.S.N., Allen College; M.S.N. and D.N.P., Clarke University

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Ruselle DeBonis
Professor and MSN Clinical Coordinator
Phone: (319) 226-2022
E-mail:  Ruselle.Debonis@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Tue & Wed 10 - noon

Education: B.S.N., University of Iowa; M.A. in Community Health Education, University of Northern Iowa; M.S.N. with a Family Nurse Practitioner Focus, Allen College; D.N.P., University of Iowa 

Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center; Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCH); Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Jennifer Edeker
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2079
E-mail: Jennifer.Edeker@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon 9 - noon 

Education: B.S.N., St. Paul College of Iloilo; M.S.N., Allen College; D.N.P., University of Iowa

Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Alisha Engel
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2083
E-mail: Alisha.Engel@unitypoint.org
Office Hours: Mon 10 - noon & Tue 11 - noon

Education: B.S.N., Allen College; M.S.N., Allen College; D.N.P., Rush University

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Michele Friedman
Associate Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2067
E-mail: Michele.Friedman@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Wed 8 - 9 a.m. 

Education: B.S.N., Allen College; M.S.N., Allen College; D.N.P., Allen College

Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center; Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (ACHPN), National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Kay Froehner
Associate Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2036
E-mail: Kay.Froehner@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon 1 - 3 p.m. & Wed 8 -11 a.m. & 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Education: B.S.N., Winona State University; M.A.E., University of Northern Iowa; M.S.N., University of Iowa

Certification: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Suzanne Gettman
Assistant Professor 
Phone: (319) 226-2033
E-mail: Suzanne.Gettman@allencollege.edu  
Office Hours: Mon & Wed by appointment & Thur 1 - 2 p.m.

Education: B.S.N., Mount Mercy College; M.S.N., University of Iowa; FNP post-graduate: Allen College

Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Kristal Graves
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2142
E-mail: Kristal.Graves@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Education: A.D.N., Hawkeye Community College; B.S.N., Upper Iowa University; and M.S.N., Kaplan University

Certification: Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); BLS

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


LeeAnn Hoodjer
Assistant Professor 
Phone: (319) 226-2068
E-mail: Leeann.Hoodjer@allencollege.edu 
Office Hours: By appointment

Education: B.S.N. and M.S.N. with a Family Nurse Practitioner Focus, Allen College; D.N.P., Rush University

Certification: Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Jacki Jaspers
Associate Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2095
E-mail:  Jacalyn.Jaspers@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Tue 9 - noon & by appointment

Education:  B.S.N. and M.S.N., Allen College; Post Graduate Certificate in Simulation Education, Bryan College of Health Sciences; D.N.P., Concordia University

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Jennifer Jass
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2079
E-mail: Jennifer.Jass@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon 10 - 11 a.m.

Education: B.S.N. and M.S.N., Allen College; D.N.P., Oregon Health & Science University; Post Graduate Psychiatric Nursing Capstone Certificate, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center; Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Cindy Jenness
Associate Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2038
E-mail:  Cindy.Jenness@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Tue 10 - 1 p.m. & Wed 11 - 1 p.m.

Education:  B.S.N., Mount Marty College; M.A.E., University of Northern Iowa; M.S.N., University of Iowa.

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Tara Kaiser
Assistant Professor 
Phone: (319) 226-2061
E-mail: Tara.Kaiser@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Wed 8 - 9 a.m. & by appointment

Education: B.A., Wartburg College; B.S.N. and M.S.N., Allen College

Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Jackie Meyer

Professor and Assistant Dean, Graduate Nursing Programs
Phone: (319) 226-2023
E-mail: Jacqueline.Meyer@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. & 1 - 3 p.m.; Thur & Fri by appointment

Education: B.S.N., Clarke College; M.S.N., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Villanova University

Certification: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) 

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Doreen Mingo
Associate Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2049
E-mail:  Doreen.Mingo@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon 9 - noon

Education: A.D.N., Hawkeye Community College; B.S.N., Mount Mercy College; M.S.N., University of Nebraska Medical Center; D.N.P., Concordia University

Certification: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Abigail Nieman
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2045
E-mail:  Abigail.Nieman@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon noon - 2 p.m. & Tue 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Education: A.D.N., Hawkeye Community College; B.S.N., Kaplan University; M.S.N., Walden University

Certification: ACLS. PALS

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Ashley Ollendieck
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2041
E-mail: Ashley.Ollendieck@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon noon - 3 p.m. & by appointment

Education: B.S.N. and M.S.N., Allen College; D.N.P., Clarke University

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Cristina Ortiz
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2093
E-mail:  Cristina.Ortiz@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Tue 10 - noon

Education: B.S.N. & M.S.N., Allen College; Ed.D., Allen College

Certification: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) 

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Erin Peters
Associate Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2094
E-mail:  Erin.Peters@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon 10 - noon & 2 - 3 p.m.

Education: A.D.N., Indian Hills College; B.S.N., University of Iowa; M.S.N., Allen College; Post Graduate Certificate in Simulation Education, Bryan College of Health Sciences

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Denise Pralle
Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2024
E-mail:  Denise.Pralle@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon noon - 2 p.m.

Education: Diploma, Iowa Methodist School of Nursing, Des Moines; B.S.N., Marycrest College; M.S.N., University of Iowa; Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa

Certification: Advanced Public Health Nurse, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Zoe Schaefer
Associate Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2030
E-mail:  Zoe.Schaefer@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Education: Diploma, Allen Memorial Hospital School of Nursing; B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.S.N., Allen College; post master's certificate, Allen College 

Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)


Emily Schuldt
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2532
E-mail: Emily.Schuldt2@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon 2 - 3 p.m. & Wed 11 - 1 p.m.

Education: B.S.N. & M.S.N., Allen College; D.N.P., Clarke University

Certification: BLS, ACLS

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Sarah Steele  
Associate Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2084
E-mail:  Sarah.Steele@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Wed 12:30 - 2 p.m. & Thur by appointment

Education: B.S.N., University of Iowa; M.S.N., University of Iowa; D.N.P., Rush University

Certification: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE); Certified Online Instructor

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Allison Stone
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2531
E-mail: Allison.Stone@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon noon - 2 p.m. & Tue 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Education: B.S.N. and M.S.N., Allen College; D.N.P., Clarke University 

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) 


Gina Tenge 
Assistant Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2530
E-mail: Gina.Tenge@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon noon - 2 p.m. & Thur 11:30 - 2 p.m.

Education: B.S.N., Allen College; M.S.N., Allen College

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Anna Wehling Weepie
Professor and Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Nursing
Phone: (319) 226-2037
E-mail: Anna.Weepie@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon noon - 1 p.m. & Tue noon - 2 p.m.

Education: B.S.N., Allen College; M.S.N., University of Iowa; D.N.P., Rush University 

Certification: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE); Certified Online Instructor

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Kendra Williams-Perez 
Dean and Professor, School of Nursing and ROTC Coordinator
Phone: (319) 226-2044
E-mail: Kendra.Williams-Perez@allencollege.edu

Education: B.S.N., Coe College; M.S.N., University of Texas; Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa 

Certification: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN)


Diane Young
Professor
Phone: (319) 226-2047
E-mail: Diane.Young@allencollege.edu
Office Hours: Mon noon - 1 p.m.& Wed noon - 1 p.m. & by appointment

Education: B.S.N., University of Iowa; M.S.N., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Iowa; Post-master's certificate, Saint Louis University

Certification: Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse (RN) and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)