Faculty Spotlight: Midland Nursing Team

Positive Impact in the Classroom: The concentrated effort by all nursing faculty members included providing additional content study sessions for students, providing emotional support and resources necessary to address the heightened anxiety of sitting for the NCLEX examination, providing individual student mentoring, and innovative teaching strategies to help students be successful.

Positive Impact on Nursing Profession: The nursing team at the Midland Campus is being recognized for their dedication to the nursing students, the nursing program, and the overall nursing profession. One result of this team collaboration – and a great reason to honor them – is the pass rate of national exams.  The Nursing National Certification Exam (NCLEX) score at the Midland Campus is a reason to celebrate! The team has increased their NCLEX pass rate to 100%, which is not common among nursing programs in the United States; the 2015 National NCLEX first time success rate is 84%.

Timeliness of Impact:  Collaboration is key for all members – meeting challenges together, supporting one another, and remaining committed to the program, students and each other, is what this group is all about!  The team embraced change, met objectives, and continue to display excellence in teaching at DU.  The team has adapted flipped classroom teaching styles to meet the learning needs of the students, identifying the specific academic and emotional support needs and implementing them, which we believe earns this team recognition.

Personal Notes:

Shannon Krolikowski is the Associate Chair of the College of Health Professions Nursing Program at the Midland Campus. She received her BSN degree from Saginaw Valley State University and her MSN degree from the University of Phoenix. She has been a registered nurse since 1999. She specializes in obstetrics, simulation, and Senior Seminar which involves the Senior Capstone/Legacy project and NCLEX preparation. She enjoys family time including raising Dutch rabbits with her son, and reading.

Sarah Brooks is full-time Nursing Faculty at the Midland Campus. She received her BSN degree from Davenport University and her MSN degree from Walden University. She has worked primarily as a psychiatric floor nurse in acute, outpatient, and inpatient settings. She also is an active member of the American Nurses Association supporting safe patient care and volunteers at Mid-Michigan Medical Center Hospice providing respite care services.

Maggie Hovey is full-time Nursing Faculty at the Midland Campus. She is a graduate of Kaplan University where she earned her master’s degree. She teaches a variety of courses including Pediatrics, Community Public Health, Evidence-Based Practice, and Nutrition along with working in the clinical and lab setting. Maggie enjoys the outdoors, running, and reading in her spare time.

Deanna Dubay  is full-time Nursing Faculty at the Midland Campus. She is a graduate of Walden University, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing Specializing in Nursing Education in 2013. Deanna is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nurse Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2014, Deanna won a National School Nurse Leadership Award for Developing an Emergency Preparedness Plan for a Center-Based School for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities ages 3 to 26.

Michelle Hagstrom started with DU as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in 2011. After obtaining her master’s degree from Davenport University in 2015, she became the Simulation Lab and Clinical Coordinator. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


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