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Virginia Wangerin


Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition

Office: 1103 Human Nutrition 706 Morrill Rd, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 6374
Email: wangerin@iastate.edu

Research interests

  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Testing practices of pre-licensure nurse educators
  • Accreditation

Dr. Wangerin is developing an RN-BSN program for Iowa State University.  Virginia "Ginny" Wangerin, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE is an educator, consultant and speaker with over 30 years experience in nursing.  She has been a bedside nurse, educator, administrator and community volunteer.  She has taught at the PN, ADN, BSN and graduate level, and is currently the Director/Department Chair of an RN-BSN program and provides faculty staff development and nursing education consultations.  Her primary areas of expertise are curriculum development and evaluation, including teaching and evaluation strategies, program assessment and accreditation success.  Ginny has served on numerous committees and boards, advocating for others including nursing professionals, the elderly and at risk populations.  She was one of four nurses profiled in The American Nurse, May/June, 2009 as a nurse educator and advocate whose “efforts are aimed at improving the lives of patients and colleagues.”  In October 2011 she was honored by the Iowa Nurses Association with the Edith Ruppert Award, in recognition of having contributed significantly to the improvement of nursing and the professional organization.