Professional Bio

Education

  • PhD, Nursing, University of Colorado, 2008
  • M.S.,  Regis University, 2004
  • M.A., Webster University, 1991
  • B.S.N., Graceland University, 1977

Professional Memberships

  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Annual Conference Planning Committee
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large Scholarship Committee
  • Colorado Nursing Association (CNA), CE Unit, Chair
  • Friends of Nursing (FON), Vice President
  • Odyssey Hospice, Colorado Springs, CO, Co-Chair
  • Indo-Pacific Acadamy of Forensic Nurses, Vice President
  • Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE)
  • Colorado Nursing Association, CE Unit, Chair

Clinical Expertise & Certifications

  • Forensic and Emergency Nursing/CFN, CEN, CPHQ, SANE

Professional Memberships

  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Annual Conference Planning Committee
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large Scholarship Committee
  • Colorado Nursing Association (CNA), CE Unit, Chair
  • Friends of Nursing (FON), Vice President
  • Odyssey Hospice, Colorado Springs, CO, Co-Chair
  • Indo-Pacific Acadamy of Forensic Nurses, Vice President
  • Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE)
  • Colorado Nursing Association, CE Unit, Chair

 

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Child abuse
Violence
Community Health Prevention
SA
IPV

Recent Publications

Finn, C. (2011). Forensic nurses’ experience of receiving child abuse disclosure. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 16(4), 252-262. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2011.00296.x

Finn, C. (2010) Child maltreatment forensic biomarkers. In Lynch, V. (Ed), Forensic Nursing, 2nd ed, (pp. 341- 354). Chapter 29. St Louis: Elsevier.

Finn, C. (2010) Relationship crimes. In Lynch, V. (Ed), Forensic Nursing, 2nd ed, (pp. 370- 379). Chapter 31. St Louis: Elsevier.

Finn, C. (2008). Forensic nurses’ experience of receiving child abuse disclosure. (Doctoral dissertation). Denver: University of Colorado Denver.

Recent Presentations

Wimett, L.,  Finn, C. Engaging Students in Asynchronous Learning Formats, Nurse Educator's Conference in the Rockies, CO. July, 2014.

Wimett, L., Finn, C. The Sky's the Limit: Reaching New Heights Through Inter-professional Learning Working With Community Partnerships, Nurse Educator’s Conference in the Rockies, CO. July 2014.

Steel, A.J., Finn, C. A Collaborative Response to Human Trafficking in Jefferson County, Health Care Training on Human Trafficking: Jefferson County Focus, Jefferson County, CO. June 2014.

Finn, C. Taking It Global: Research, Practice, and Education in Nursing: Comparison of SBAR and SNAPPS for NP student Communication and Report, Western Institute of Nursing, CO. April 2014.

Coast, M.J., Finn, C. Grand Rounds: The Sky’s the Limit: Reaching New Heights through Inter-professional Learning Working with Community Partnerships, Children's Hospital, Denver, CO. March 2014.

Wimmett, L., Buxton, T., Finn, C. Driving Quality & Excellence in Advanced Practice & Doctoral Education: Engaging Students in Asynchronous Learning Formats. Drexel University, Baltimore, MD. November 2013.

Finn, C. Vicarious Trauma for Forensic Nurses, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Colorado Chapter. November 2013.

Finn, C. Higher Education Teaching and Learning Assoc. Engaging Students in Asynchronous Learning, Univerissy of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. January 2013.

Wimett, L., Lindemann, G., Finn, C., & Buxton, T. (January 15, 2013) Changing Spaces: Expanding Horizons, Exploring Possibilities, and Increasing Learning Boundaries, International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Finn, C. (October 11, 2012) Strangulation: Are We Assessing? International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Puerto Rico.

Finn, C. (2012, Oct), Strangulation: Are We Assessing?  International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Puerto Rico.

Finn, C. (2012, Oct) Sexual Health in the Adolescent: What Can Go Wrong, What Not to Miss. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and CHC, Denver Colorado.

Finn, C. (2012, Aug) Educating Culturally Diverse Patients. Rose Medical Center, Denver Colorado.

Finn, C. (2012 May) Effective Feedback and Coaching. Kaiser Permanente Colorado Nursing Education, Denver Colorado.

Finn, C. (2011 Oct)  Forensic Nurses’ Experience of Receiving Child Abuse Disclosures. International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Montreal, Canada.

Finn, C. & Finn, R. (2010 Oct). Identification and Treatment of Burns in Child Abuse Cases. International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Awards and Recognition

Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner of the year for Colorado, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), 2014