The American Indian Student Services’ #AISSLobo highlights students from across the UNM American Indian community on the AISS social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.


#AISSLobo Karen Nielsen (Assiniboine & Sioux Tribe/ Hunkpapa Lakota of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe) recently defended her dissertation and will officially receive a UNM College of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus in Nurse Executive Organizational Leadership from next month! Currently, Karen is a Western Governors University instructor & plans to continue teaching Nursing for the rest of her life. Growing up on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Montana, giving back to her community was instilled in her & she’s done her best to be of service to others as an American Indian College Fund United Health Scholars Mentor, an ESL teacher, and a Red Cross Disaster volunteer. During her tenure at UNM she’s studied critical success factors for Native & other northern New Mexican nursing students for her residency project focused on nursing education in emergency preparedness & disaster management. Fun fact: she’s hiked to Machu Pichu. Congratulations on becoming a UNM Grad, Dr. Nielsen!

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