Michelle Federe Riingen, DNP, RN, CNS-BC

Associate Dean, RN to BSN Program

Through the privilege of being part of the faculty at PLNU, Michelle Federe Riingen has the opportunity to teach courses at the pre-nursing, sophomore, senior, RN-BSN, and graduate levels. Her vocation as a nurse is synonymous with her mission field, in which she hopes to be a witness to new and experienced nurses alike as they partner to learn and serve others. To whom much is given, much will be required. (Luke 12:48)

Courses Taught

  • Communicating and Following Faithfully & Practicum – NRS 350/351
  • Inquiring Faithfully IA – NRS 360A
  • Educating Nurses for Radical Transformation – GNSG 630
  •  Comprehensive Exam – GNSG 695
  • Adult/Gerontology Nursing CNS Role Acquisition & Practicum – GNSG 624/624L
  • Caring Faithfully: An Introduction to Nursing – NSG 150
  •  Nursing of Individuals: Adult Health I & Practicum – NSG 250/251
  • Nursing of Individuals: Adult Health II & Practicum – NSG 260/261
  • Pharmacology – NSG 270
  •  Nursing Capstone – NSG 480
  • Development of Education Programs in Nursing & Practicum – GNSG 608/608L
  • Thesis/Project in Nursing – GNSG 604

Experience in Field

  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, CA: Clinical Nurse Specialist, 2004 – 2010, Clinical Nurse, Preceptor, Relief Charge Nurse, 1998 – 2004
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, CA: Clinical Nurse, Preceptor, Relief Charge Nurse, 1998 – 2004
  • Assessment Technologies Institute, Virtual ATI Instructor, 2006 – 2007
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, CA: Acute Care Senior Specialist/Clinical Nurse Specialist, 1996 – 1998
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, CA: Acute Care Education Specialist, 1994 – 1996
  • Sharp Health Care, System (SHC), San Diego, CA: Medical/Surgical Clinical Nurse Educator, 1992 – 1994
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, CA: Clinical Nurse III & Charge Nurse, Telemetry/Step-Down, Relief Infection Control Nurse, 1987 – 1992
  • Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center, CA: Staff RN & Relief Charge Nurse, Pulmonary Care Unit, 1986 – 1987

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Rancho Vista Church, Chula Vista, CA: Logistics Team, Leader & Events Team Member, 2014 – 2017
  • Rancho Vista Church, Chula Vista, CA: Preschool, Teacher, 2008 – 2012
  • Castillejos Civic Club of San Diego, San Diego, CA: Board of Directors, Member, 2015 – present
  • Interfaith Homeless Shelter, 2011 – 2016
  • Loveworks Medical Mission: Haiti, Team Leader, May – June 2012
  • Loveworks Medical Mission: India, Team Leader, May 2008
  • Heart to Heart Mission: New Orleans, December 2006
  • Loveworks Medical Mission: Sri Lanka, Team Leader, May 2006

Awards and Honors

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing: Excellence in Nursing Education, 2008

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Presenter: Predictors of Academic Success in First Year Nursing Students, Point Loma Nazarene University Faculty, San Diego, CA. August 23, 2016.
  • Presenter - Facilitator, Teacher or Sage: Current Trends in Nursing Education, Fresenius Medical Care Educators, San Diego, CA. April 22, 2016. 
  • Development & Implementation of RN-BSN Hybrid Curriculum, Summer 2015 
  • Point Loma Nazarene University (Awarded in Spring 2014 for 2015). Sabbatical Project/Research: The Relationship of Cognitive Critical Thinking Skills and Affective Critical Thinking Dispositions to Academic Success in the First year of the Nursing Major
  • Kim, S., Oliveri, D., Riingen, M., Taylor, B., & Rankin, L. (2013). Randomized controlled trial of graduate-to-undergraduate student mentoring program. Journal of Professional Nursing, (29)6, 43-49.
  • McComas, J., Riingen, M. & Kim, S. (2014, December). The Impact of an Electronic Medication Administration Record on Medication Administration Efficiency and Errors. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing.