Dr. Brenda Ulmen

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College of Health Sciences Department of Nursing Nursing


Dr. Ulmen joined the Carroll University nursing department in the fall of 2021. She has over 24 years of nursing experience with a major focus in the trauma/emergency room setting. Dr. Ulmen has been working in higher education for over eight years. She has taught across the nursing curriculum, including clinical instruction, online teaching, and in the classroom for Traditional Undergraduate, BSN completion, and MSN students. Ulmen credits her mentors for helping her identify her passions and development in the nurse educator role and aspires to do the same for all her students.


Northcentral University, Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education
  • Dissertation Title: Compassion Fatigue, Resilience, and Intent to Stay: A Quantitative Study Among Nurse Educators
Concordia University of Wisconsin, MSN in Nursing Education
Concordia University of Wisconsin, BSN Completion
Lakeshore Technical College, ADN

Areas of Specialization

  • Trauma/Emergency
  • Med/Surgery
  • Oncology

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Ulmen, B. & Lloyd, C. (2021). Nurse Educator Compassion Fatigue and Intent to Stay. International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Research, 4, 1247.

  • March 2021 “Compassion fatigue, resilience, and intent to stay: A quantitative study among nurse educators.” Global Virtual Conference on Nursing Education and Research.
  • October 2020 “Compassion fatigue, resilience, and intent to stay: A quantitative study among nurse educators.” Association of Lutheran Colleges Faculties workshop.

Service to Carroll University and Profession

  • Member organizations:
    • Wisconsin League for Nursing – Daisy Task Force Committee
    • National League for Nursing
    • Sigma Theta Tau
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