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Jessica L. Washburn

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Assistant Professor of Nursing



  • Education

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
    Master of Science in Nursing and Health Care Education – University of Phoenix


    During the course of my nursing career I have had a strong interest in medical/surgical nursing, primarily with an acute care cardiovascular focus. After a 2 year internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee, WI, I began my nursing career in Eau Claire, WI in 2004 on a Medical/Telemetry/Oncology unit. In 2005, my husband and I moved to San Jose, CA where I worked at Good Samaritan Hospital. There, my primary focus was on a Cardiovascular Pulmonary and Progressive Care Unit. I was also given the opportunity to work on many other units when needed, including Neurology, Orthopedic, Surgical, Medical, Oncology, and Short Stay. I worked closely with many members of the California Nurses Association during that time. In 2011, I started working in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. In 2013, my family and I moved back to Wisconsin. I worked in the Intensive Care Unit at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls. I was asked to adjunct as a clinical instructor at WLC during the spring 2014. In the summer of 2014, I accepted a full time call to be an Instructor of Nursing at WLC.

    My husband, Ben, and I live in Hartford, WI and have 2 children: Caden (2007) and Liam (2011). We enjoy watching our two boys be involved in various academic and athletic activities throughout the year. Ben serves as principal at Peace Lutheran School in Hartford where we are members of Peace Lutheran Church.


    • NUR 315 Foundations of Nursing Practice
    • NUR 320 Pharmacology
    • NUR 355 Adult Health I
    • NUR 357 Adult Health I Practicum
    • NUR 410 Adult Health II
    • NUR 418 Adult Health II Practicum
    • NUR 485 Senior Synthesis

    Research Interests

    • Impact of Global Immersion Experiences on Baccalaureate Prepared Nurses
    • Clinical Simulation throughout Undergraduate Nursing Programs
    • Dedicated Education Units
    • Impact of Lateral Violence on Graduate Nurses


    • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society Governance Committee
    • Peace Lutheran Church Blood Pressure Screening Committee
    • Wisconsin Lutheran College Assessment Committee
    • Hartford United Soccer Club Volunteer Coordinator
    • Peace Lutheran Church Blood Drive Coordinator in coordination with Blood Center of Wisconsin

    Professional Memberships 

    • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society (STTI)
    • National League for Nurses (NLN)