Associate Professor of Nursing
Pre-Nursing Academic Advisor
M.S.N Master of Science in Nursing Education, Nebraska Wesleyan University
B.S.N Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Union College
Campus & Community Involvement:
Parent volunteer at College View Academy
I worked at St. Elizabeth Regional Center here in Lincoln, Nebraska for 9 years. During that time I received certification to administer chemotherapy medications to patients with cancer and received special training and certification to take care of patients who suffered from strokes. In addition to direct patient care I fulfilled leadership roles on the Medical/ Oncology/Stroke unit including: Chair of the Education Committee, Team Leader, and Charge Nurse.
In 2009, I returned Union as an adjuct instructor teaching the Physical Assessment labs. Since that time I have taught a variety of courses in the Nursing Division and have now settled into teaching Pharmacology and Mental Health.
Married to Nathan Ockenga (also a graduate of Union College)
3 Children (Adin, Abbie, and Anders)
2 Dogs (Maggie and Rocky