Dr. Preheim is the Program Director for the baccalaureate nursing program. Her teaching expertise is in nursing education leadership and academic-practice partnerships. Dr. Preheim oversees College of Nursing pre-licensure nursing programs--including traditional, accelerated, and integrated pathways--promoting baccalaureate nursing education for entry into professional nursing practice. She is certified in Executive Nursing Practice by the American Organization of of Nurse Executives and designated as Certified Nurse Educator by the National League for Nursing.
Dr. Preheim represents the College of Nursing to University HealthSystem Consortium and American Association of Nurses new graduate RN Residency Program. She facilitated the expansion of the original Clinical Scholar Model for competency development within a caring curriculum and is recognized for leadership in determining community standards for clinical nursing education. She is past-president of the Colorado Council on Nursing Education.
Recent publications and presentations focus on (a) academic-practice partnerships, (b) quality and safety education, and (c) design, use, and evaluation of evidence-based teaching/learning strategies. She is active in promoting the appropriate, effective use of innovative approaches to assessing/evaluating learning and teaching. Dr. Preheim participated in the President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative to explore the use of patient simulation in pre-licensure nursing education and is a mentor in the Teaching Scholars program.