Janelle Theisen | University of Northwestern, St. Paul
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Janelle Theisen, MAN, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing

BSN Bethel University, St Paul, MN 2007

MAN Bethel University, St Paul, MN 2011

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI Anticipated 2021

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Wilson Center, W3110
2803 Lincoln Drive
Roseville, MN 55113


Assistant Professor Janelle Theisen gained her BSN and MAN from Bethel University. She is currently completing her PhD in Nursing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Professor Theisen worked as a staff nurse at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood for eight years. She was also an Assistant Professor, Course Coordinator and IPE Simulation Developer for the Associate Degree Nursing Program at St. Catherine University prior to starting her teaching career at the SON in May 2015. She has also worked with Educating Nurses Across Borders.

In addition to teaching the Fundamentals course, she developed and implemented a remediation course for students who will re-enter the program, to include, monthly learning sessions, additional learning resources and frequent communication. As a result of COVID-19, students became part of live-acted virtual simulations. They were present in a virtual learning environment, while faculty acted out the student-directed scenarios. Despite the distance learning, students were able to engage in critical conversations and demonstrate clinical judgement through the simulation. Janelle and her husband live with their two boys in Woodbury.

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