Joan Blum

Joan Blum, NP-BC, MSN, RN

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Nursing

Contact Info

Joan Blum, NP-BC, MSN, RN has been a faculty member at Clarkson College since 2004 and is an alumna of the College having earned her diploma, Bachelor’s degree and post-graduate certificate from the institution. She also holds a Master’s degree from Drake University.

Ms. Blum is active at the College as a member of Omicron Epsilon, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing and the Nebraska League for Nursing, a constituent chapter of the National League for Nursing. She has also been an active participant of the Clarkson College Alumni Association and Academic Integrity Education Committee.

In 2016, Ms. Blum earned the Teaching Excellence Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success and has been nominated for the March of Dimes Nursing in Excellence award multiple times.


NS 235 - Pharmacology I 
NS 256 - Pharmacology II 
NS 474 - Pharmacology III 
NS 470 - Concepts of Multisystem Clients: II 
NS 473 - Preceptorship Clinical Capstone

Words of Wisdom

My words of wisdom for students comes from two quotes that I have grown to appreciate over the years. I want my students to remember strength does not come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you could not do. The success we obtain in our career path or in life is the sum of our persistent small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Lastly, the type of nursing you practice may change over your career, the one constant I have experienced is, as a nurse, you know that every day in some way you will touch a life, or a life will touch yours reaffirming your passion for the career you chose. Students constantly amaze with their drive and perseverance. I am inspired by all their accomplishments to continue to with my small efforts day in and day out. 

Scholarly Works (Selected)

Blum, J., Schadler, A., & Prush-Cooper, S. (2001). Assessment and management of acute cardiac chest pain. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 13(2), 259-269.

Clinician Newsletter, Mercy Hospital Medical Center. “Sun Safety,” “Melanoma,” “Colon Cancer” and “Breast Cancer”.

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