Professional Bio

Education

  • Post Graduate Certificate, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Beth-El College, 1999
  • Ed.D., Higher and Adult Education, University of Missouri, 1992
  • M.S., Nursing (CNS), University of Maryland, 1986
  • M.S.M., Management, Troy State University, 1984
  • B.S.N., Nursing, University of Maryland, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1972

Dr. Wimett, a full professor, has been a full time faculty member at Regis University in Denver Colorado, for over 20 years. Her nursing career included roles as a medical-surgical staff nurse, ICU nurse, ED nurse, Nursing Supervisor, Director of Nursing Education, Assistant Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing and finally as an Advanced Practice Primary Care Nurse. She holds a BSN, MS in nursing, MS in personnel management, a Doctorate in Education and a Post Master’s Certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Her current research includes working with a team studying inter-professional nursing and exploring ways to make learning at a distance motivating and fun. She has also explored how Digital Story Telling can help drive a patient centered culture in Long Term Care. Her clinical practice is with an underserved clinic in Denver. Her passion is exploring methodologies that are the most effective in facilitating student learning in an age of technology and information overload.

Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • RN, APRN Certified    

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Colorado State Representative, Elected, 2006-present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA) District 30
  • Friends of Nursing

  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty

  • Rocky Mountain Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine—Board Member

  • National Gerontological Nursing Association

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

Interprofessional Education
Making learning  motivating and fun
Using Digital Story Telling to drive culture change in LTC

Recent Presentations

Wimett, L. & Finn, C. (2015). The Sky’s the Limit: Reaching New Heights Through Interprofessional learning working with community partnerships. 2015 International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference: SoTE Orem, Utah. January 2015

Wimett, L. & Finn, C. (2014). Engaging Students in Asynchronous Learning Formats. Podium presentation at the 24th Annual Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies, July 17-19, 2014, Breckenridge, CO.

Finn, C. & Wimett L. (2014). The Sky’s the Limit: Reaching New Heights through Interprofessional learning working with Community Partnerships.  Podium presentation at the 24th Annual Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies, July 17-19, 2014, Breckenridge, CO.

Wimett, L., Graham-Dickerson, P. & Kruschke, C.  (2014). Digital Storytelling Impact on Cultural Change. Podium presentation at  Regis University Research Day.

Wimett, L. Finn, C. & Buxton, T. Engaging Students in Asynchronous Learning Formats.  Podium presentation for the Driving Quality & Excellence in Advanced Practice & Doctoral Education Conference.  (November, 2103)

Graham-Dickerson, P., Wimett, L.,& Kruschke, C. The Lived Experience of digital storytelling. Podium presentation for the 55th Annual Conference of Western Social Science Association, Denver, CO. (April, 2013)

Wimett, L. & Finn C. Changing Spaces Expanding Horizons, Exploring Possibilities and Increasing Learning Boundaries.  Podium presentation for  Higher Education Teaching & Learning Conference (2013)

Wimett, L., Finn, C., & Buxton, T. Engaging Students in Asynchronous Learning Formats. Podium presentation, Drexel University Division of Continuing Education: Driving Quality and Excellence in Advanced Practice and Doctoral Education: Strategies, Opportunities & Challenges, Baltimore, MD. November 6, 2013.

Wimett, L. & Kruschke, C. The Impact of Digital Story Telling on Driving Culture Change in Long Term Care. Colorado Accord 2013 Conference, Denver, CO. Platform. June 26, 2013.

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

Graham-Dickerson, P., Wimett, L., & Kruschke, C. Promoting Person-Directed Care Across Long Term Care Transitions, 6th International Eden Alternative Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. May 31, 2012.