Ann Nielsen, Ph.D., R.N.

Ann Nielsen

Clinical Assistant Professor & Program Director for Portland UG
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Road, SN-4S
Portland, Ore. 97239
Phone: 503 494-1649
Fax: 503 494-4678

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Ann Nielsen has been on faculty at the School of Nursing, Portland Campus, since 2001. She is the Director of the Undergraduate Program on the Portland Campus. Her clinical and teaching focus includes neonatal, pediatric, and perinatal nursing care. Academic interests include curricular and clinical design, concept-based learning in the clinical environment, use of reflection in student learning, and educational assessment and evaluation. Practice interests include development of academic practice partnerships that further improvement in nursing education and patient care.


2013 Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Education, University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, Colorado

2001 Masters of Nursing in the Community, Washington State University - Vancouver, Wash.

1990 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with highest honors, Oregon Health Sciences University - Portland, Ore.


Integrative Practicum
Leadership in Healthcare Systems
Pediatrics and perinatal specialty content in various undergraduate courses

Selected Service

OHSU Care Coordination and Transitions in Care Management Workgroup, co-chair, 2016-present
OHSU School of Nursing Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee 2014-present
OHSU School of Nursing Leadership Council 2012- present
OHSU School of Nursing Academic Operations Committee, 2012- present
OHSU School of Nursing Statewide Undergraduate Leadership Group, 2009-present
Veterans Administration Nursing Academic Practice Partnership (VANAP) Steering Committee- 2013- present

Statewide Academic

Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education(OCNE) Statewide Research and Evaluation Committee 2014- present
Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education(OCNE) Statewide Coordinating Council- representative of Portland campus, 2009- present



*Peer reviewed

Nielsen, A. (in press). Concept-based Learning in Clinical Experiences: Bringing Theory to Clinical for Deep Learning. Journal of Nursing Education.

Nielsen, A., Lasater, K., &Stock, M. (2016). A framework to support preceptors' evaluation and development of new nurses' clinical judgment. Nursing Education and Practice, 19, 84-90.

Lasater K., Nielsen A. E., Stock M., Ostrogorsky T. L. (2015). Evaluating the clinical judgment of newly hired staff nurses. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 46(12), 563-571. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20151112-09.

Ostrogorsky, T. L., Raber, A., Yoder, C. M., Nielsen, A. E., Lutz, K. F., &Wros, P. L. (2015). Becoming a Nurse: Role Formation among Accelerated Baccalaureate Students. Nurse Educator, 40, 1.

Nielsen, A.E., Noone, J., Voss, H., & Mathews, L.R. (2013). Preparing nursing students for the future: An innovative approach to clinical education. Nurse Education in Practice, 13, 4, 301-309.

Lasater, K., Upvall, M., Nielsen, A., Prak, M., & Ptachcinski, R. (2012). Global partnerships for professional development: A Cambodian exemplar. Journal of Professional Nursing, 28, 1, 62-68.

Lasater, K. and Nielsen, A. (2009). The Influence of Concept Based Learning Activities on Students’ Clinical Judgment Development. Journal of Nursing Education, 48, 8.

Nielsen, A. (2009). Concept-Based Learning Activities Using the Clinical Judgment Model As a Foundation for Clinical Learning. Journal of Nursing Education, 48, 6.

Lasater, K. and Nielsen, A. (2009). Clinical judgment development through reflective journaling: Outcomes of using a reflective guide. Journal of Nursing Education, 48, 1.

Nielsen, A., Stragnell, S., Jester, P. (2007) Guide for Reflection Using the Clinical Judgment Model. Journal of Nursing Education,46, 11, 513-516.

Book Chapters

Nielson, A. & Lasater, K. (2017). Clinical Judgement. In J. Giddens (Ed.), Concepts for Nursing Practice (pp. 365-374), 2nd edition. St. Louis, MO.: Elsevier.

Nielsen, A. & Lasater, K. (2013). Clinical Judgment. In J. Giddens (Ed.), Concepts for Nursing Practice (pp. 365-374). St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier.

Gedaly-Duff, V., Nielsen, A., Heims, M. & Pate, M. (2009). Family child health nursing. In J. Kaakinen, Gedaly-Duff, D.

Coehlo, and S. Hanson (Eds.) Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice and Research, 4th edition (Chapter 13). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Gedaly-Duff, V., Heims, M., Nielsen (2006). Family child health nursing. In S. Hanson, V. Gedaly-Duff, and J. Kaakinen, (Eds.) Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice and Research, 3rd edition (Chapter 11). F.A. Davis. AJN 2005 Book of the Year Award.