Janet L. Thimke, MA, RN, CPNP
316 Whitby Hall
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
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I earned my baccalaureate degree in 1979 at Montana State University discovering my future passion for working with underserved families. My work in community/public health nursing (C/PHN) has spanned employment in a primary care setting in Kodiak, Alaska, a HHS Cuban refugee camp in southern Wisconsin, the Red Cliff Indian Reservation on Lake Superior, and through early work in the Health Care for the Homeless federal grant project in St. Paul, Minnesota. I completed a Masters of Arts in Nursing and Certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 1997 through St. Catherine University.
I’ve been a clinical instructor in both the Baccalaureate Day Program and the RN to BS Program (Baccalaureate Completion Program). I’ve also taught in a new, pre-nursing INDI course that explores the health and human services professions. Currently, I am teaching in the BDP Day Section (nursing care of at-risk individuals, families and population groups).
My areas of interest include C/PHN clinical education working with underserved families, role modeling interprofessional collaboration, and continuous development of a 10 year community partnership with the region’s largest family homeless shelter.
My passion has developed into guiding students toward discovery and excellence in caring for underserved families in our communities. Guiding students’ learning as they discover the art and science of community/public health nursing has been a remarkable journey!