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Dawn Krist, MSLIS, BSN, RN

Assistant Professor & Nursing Learning Center Technology Director

MSLIS Drexel University, PA, 2008

BSN York College of Pennsylvania, 1981

Contact Information

Wilson Center, W3208
2803 Lincoln Drive
Roseville, MN 55113


Professor Krist's areas of expertise include Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research and Nursing Skills & Simulation. Her nursing experience included working in Medical-Surgical nursing, the Float Pool, and Diabetes Education. Obtaining a Masters of Library and Information Studies (MSLIS), she joined Northwestern College in 2005. In 2015 she joined the School of Nursing as the Coordinator of the Nursing Learning Center, and two years later assumed the role of Director of the Nursing Learning Center. As a full-time faculty member, she also teaches Professional Nursing: Called to Serve, and Evidence Based Services. 

Professor Krist's personal teaching philosophy is that, "God is the father of all knowledge, wisdom, and all that exists, and I believe that which I teach must be built on that foundation. Students need to engage with what is taught and must be part of the process of learning. It is a collaborative process and needs to be holistically presented." She is married with four young adult children and 3 cats. Her hobbies include walking, biking, traveling, camping, volleyball, reading historical fiction, science fiction and mysteries, crocheting, crossword puzzles & other similar word puzzles, and playing strategy and non-strategy games with my family.

Professional Affiliations:

  • MnSHEP (Minnesota Simulation for Healthcare Education Partnerships) Member, 2015-present
  • HSLM (Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota), Member, 2009-present
  • NCF (Nurses Christian Fellowship) Member, 2022-present

Poster Presentations:

  • Brockway, C., Krist, D., & Theisen, J. (2019, July). To sim or not to sim? A comparative analysis of overall standardized test scores. Poster session presented at the NEC Conference, Vale, CO.
  • Brockway, C., Krist, D., & Theisen, J. (2018, June). Utilization of simulation to educate nursing students on spiritual care. Poster session presented at the Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference, Marion, IN.

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