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

  • Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing


I have been on faculty at the School of Nursing, Portland Campus, since 2001. My clinical and teaching focus includes neonatal, pediatric, perinatal nursing care, health promotion, and nursing leadership. Scholarship interests include curricular and clinical design, concept-based learning in the clinical environment, use of reflection in student learning, educational assessment and evaluation, and transition to practice. Practice interests include development of academic practice partnerships that further improvement in nursing education and patient care.

Education and training

    • B.S.N., 1990, Oregon Health Sciences University
    • M.S.N., 2001, Washington State University
    • Ph.D., 2013, University of Northern Colorado

Memberships and associations:

  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN)
  • National Association of Neonatal Nursing (NANN)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International- Beta Psi Chapter
  • Western Institute of Nursing


Selected publications

  • "Developing Students’ Clinical Reasoning Skills: A Faculty Guide." Journal of Nursing Education, in publication.  Inclusion in the September, 2021 issue anticipated. Gonzalez, L., Nielsen, A., Lasater, K. (2021).   
  • "Concept-based learning for capstone clinical experiences in hospital and community settings." Nurse Educator, December 18, 2020 Publish Ahead of Print Issue. Nielsen, A., Garner, A., Lanciotti, K., & Brown, L. (2021).   
  • "Towards the implementation of concept-based learning activities in nursing ?Activity Report of Mrs. St. John Memorial Fund for Education 2019." Bulletin of St. Luke's International University, 2021. Oku, H. & Nielsen, A. (2021).     


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