Pam S. Hamre, PhD, RN, CNM, CNE
Whitby Hall, G9B
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
My nursing career has taken an educational scenic route. I began with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Lakewood Community College (currently Century Community College). Followed by a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from St Kate's.
I continued to pursue a Masters of Science with a focus in Midwifery from the U of MN School of Nursing, and concluding with a PhD in Curriculum Science from the U of MN College of Education and Human Development.
My clinical practice has focused on reproductive health, and has ranged from full-scope midwifery at Regions Hospital to community clinics to maternal-newborn home care. I have taught classroom content & clinical skills to A.D. nursing students, BSN students, foreign-educated midwives studying for US certification, and domestically educated midwife and women's health nurse practitioner students. I began teaching at St Kate's in 1998.
My focus at St Kate's has been introductory nursing skills and concepts, maternal-newborn health and NCLEX-style testing. My research interest is cultural sensitivity development as measured by Hammer's Intercultural Development Inventory. I have a full and busy family life that includes a three-generation household and my mother nearby in assisted living. The greatest honor I experience at St Kate's is working with women from diverse backgrounds, getting to know them as individuals, and helping them to succeed in nursing.