Dr. April Folgert

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College of Health Sciences Nursing


Dr. April Folgert, Clinical Associate Professor, teaches in the MSN Nurse Educator and BSN program. She has served in academic and practice leadership positions throughout Wisconsin. She is a former president of the Wisconsin League for Nursing and has served on several professional committees including the Wisconsin Nurses Association, Wisconsin Nursing Home Administrator’s Examining Board, Wisconsin Center for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International. She maintains her nursing practice at Horizon Home Care and Hospice. 


  • Capella University, Ph.D. in Nursing Education 
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, MSN  
  • Alverno College, BSN 

Areas of Specialization

  • Home Health Care Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Leadership
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Community Wellness 

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Beiss, M., & Folgert, A. L. (2011, May). Strategies for overcoming the barriers to the implementation of a health literacy curriculum. Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Health Literacy, Cardinal Stritch University. 
Folgert, A. L. (2013, July). Development of a university-wide mentoring program for novice nursing faculty: A case study. Poster presented at the Improvement Science Summit: 
Transformation through Research, San Antonio, TX 

Folgert, A. L. (2014, May). Development of a university-wide mentoring program for novice nursing faculty. Abstract accepted for presentation at the Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 
Folgert, A. L., & Levey, J. A. (2014, October). TEAS or not to TEAS: Predicting success in a baccalaureate nursing program. Poster presented at Concordia University Faculty Scholarship Day, Mequon, WI.  
Folgert, A. L., Pickett, R., & Goldbach, W. (2014, October). Faith and learning in the disciplines. 
Podium presentation through Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Concordia University, Mequon, WI 

Folgert, A. Incorporating clinical judgment coaching with preceptorships: An online training module for nursing student preceptors. Poster presentation at the Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference, Building Bridges, April 2023

Service to Carroll University and Profession

Carroll University
  • Bookstore Advisory Committee
  • Honorary Coach, Pios Football
Department of Nursing
  • National League for Nursing Ambassador
  • Nursing Faculty Development Co-Coordinator
  • Admissions Committee
  • Academic Advising
Nursing Profession
  • Home Care Visit Nurse (part-time)

Honors and Awards

Golden Eagle Award, Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1 for establishing a cohort at the Clement J. Zablocki V.A. Medical Center through a Congressional grant awarded to the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing, 2011 

What should students know about you?

I hope students get the most out of their experience at Carroll by engaging with faculty and classmates, studying, using academic resources, and getting involved with sports, clubs, and other university activities. Outside of academics, I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, watching football, seeing cover bands, and trying healthy recipes.
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