Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 1994
  • M.S.N., University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1980
  • B.S.N., Loretto Heights College, 1970

The School of Nursing is responsible for preparing pre-licensure students to become competent registered nurses who have the knowledge and skills to provide high quality patient care. The School is also responsible for advancing the education of registered nurses to meet the healthcare needs of patients in an ever changing and complex delivery system.  Faculty create learning environments for students to successfully meet expected course, clinical, and program outcomes as delineated in a planned curriculum that is developed in accordance with professional nursing standards and guidelines.  Faculty use evidence-based teaching and learning practices to support students in gaining knowledge and skills for practice. Students are active learners in the educational process and take responsibility for utilizing planned course and clinical opportunities to increase self-awareness, confidence, and competence in the nursing role


Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Adult Health

Professional Memberships   

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • Colorado Nurses Association (CNA)
  • Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Chair (2013-2015)

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

Distance Learning

Recent Publications

Weber, C. J. (2010). Infectious Disease: Update on Global Climate Change. Urologic Nursing, 30(1), 81-84.

Recent Presentations

Weber, C. The State of Nursing in Colorado. Catholic Medical Association, Denver, CO. Platform. February 19, 2014.

Pennington, K.; Buxton, T.; Carlson, R.; Fricke, C.; McPherson, P.; Spade, C. & Weber, C. “A Case Study in Converting an Entire Program Into a Blended/Flipped Format for Technology Challenged Nursing Students." Poster presented at the National League for Nursing Eighth Annual NLN Technology Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 25-27, 2013.

Gilbert, M.  Berg, B., Jarrett, S., Pennington, K., Weber, C., & Ellison, N.  “Teams and Collaboration: Keys to Success of the Development of a Post-Masters Doctor of  Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.” Poster Presentation. Fifth National Doctors of Nursing Practice Inc. Conference, St. Louis, MO, September 19-21, 2012.

Gilbert, M., Jarrett, S., Berg, B., Pennington, K., & Weber, C. “Teams and Collaboration: Keys to Success of the Development of a Post-Masters Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.” Poster Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctoral Education Conference, Naples, FL, January 25-28, 2012.

Community Involvement and Service

  • Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Member, Board of Directors, 2010 to present
  • Colorado Action Coalition, Member, 2011 to present
  • Colorado Council on Nursing Education, Member, 1996 to present