Professor, Clinical Teaching Track
Director, Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Dr. Preheim is the Program Director for the baccalaureate nursing program. Her teaching expertise is in nursing leadership and administration. Dr. Preheim served as chair of the National League for Nursing Task Group on Evaluation in Classroom, Laboratory and Clinical Settings, a component of the Measurement and Evaluation Advisory Council. She is past-president of the Colorado Council on Nursing Education, comprised of all nursing programs at all educational levels in Colorado. Dr. Preheim also represents the College of Nursing to University HealthSystem Consortium and American Association of Nurses new graduate RN Residency Program. Recent publications and presentations focus on the quality and safety education; design, use, and evaluation of evidence-based teaching and learning strategies, including exemplars of the Clinical Scholar Model for competency development within a caring curriculum, and academic-service alliances useful in determining community standards for clinical nursing education. She is active in promoting the appropriate and effective use of innovative approaches to assessing and 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 currently a member of the Steering Committee of the University of Colorado President’s Teaching Scholars program.