Colleen M. Nevins, DNP, RN, CNE

I am an Assistant Professor in the Nursing Program at California State University Channel Islands.  I teach primarily didactic and clinical medical-surgical nursing courses.  From January 2009 to August 2014, I was the Simulation Lab Instructor, overseeing the skills lab and simulations for both the generic and RN to BSN tracks. I previously taught in vocational and baccalaureate nursing programs.  My clinical  practice experience includes ER, ICU, neurology, GYN and general post – surgery, home care, and 16 years of management.  I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; my Masters in Nursing with a focus in Nursing Administration from UCLA; and my Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Western University of Health Sciences.  

Scholarly pursuits include self-care practices and simulated learning experiences of undergraduate nursing students.  Awards include a CSU Lab Innovations with Technology grant in 2019; Cal State 2019 Tech Gold Award for Innovation in Teaching, Learning &/or Accessibility; Online Learning Consortium 2019 Effective Practice Award; ATI Nursing Education 2018 Nurse’s Touch Award; and CSU Channel Islands’ 2017 Legacy Award for Outstanding Student Organization Faculty Advisor.  My personal interests are hiking/walking, travel, and mindfulness.