Wendy Wells, MSN, RN

Instructor

Contact

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - West Nebraska Division
1601 East 27th St.
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Phone: 308-632-0435
Email: wwells@unmc.edu

  

Education

  • 1996, BSN, UNMC - Scottsbluff
  • 2001, MSN, UNMC

Biography


Ms. Wells is an instructor in the College of Nursing , on the Scottsbluff Campus. She received a bachelors degree with majors in Human Nutrition and Biological Science and a minor in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Colorado State University in 1993. She completed her BSN from UNMC - CON - Scottsbluff in 1996. Her Community Health Nursing Masters was completed in 2001, also from UNMC - CON. Her clinical background includes beginning the Scottsbluff office of the Nebraska AIDS Project and working as a Community Health Nurse with Nebraska Health & Human Services in the Immunization, Reproductive Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections and WIC (Women, Infant and Children) Nutrition programs. She joined UNMC as full-time faculty in the fall of 2003. She is married and has 2 small boys. She enjoys reading, crafts and organizing.



Research


Research Interests

  • Community Health Nursing research applied to clinical settings


Publications


Aguirre, TM, Wells, WL, Koehler, AE (2016) Prevalence of Underhydration and its Association to Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Rural Community Setting. Annals of Public Health and Research 3(4): 1048.



Service


Adopt-a-School- activities with selected primary school each year.

Children’s Health Fair - “Body Walk” for 600 3rd graders every March.

Flu Shots- each fall.

Nebraska AIDS Project- AIDS Walk- Each fall, students provide First Aid services.

Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN) - board member 2002-2005.

Safe Kids Day- General Safety fair for community 1 time per year.

Sexually Transmitted Infection Presentations - West Nebraska Community College - each semester as well as other locations.

YMCA- After School Adventure Camp- “Hands on Health” program - as requested.

Outstanding Performance Stipend- 2004-2005- Adopt-a-School Activity.

Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute - 2005-2006.

American Public Health Association of Nebraska (APHA).

Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN).

Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute (GPPHL).

HIV PACT (Prevention, Advocacy and Care Team).

Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP) Volunteer.

Nebraska Nurses Association (NNA) / District V - NNA.

Panhandle Immunization Coalition (PIC).

Public Health Nursing (PHN) Section of PHAN- Advisory council/member.

Soroptimist International of Scotts Bluff County.