Jessica Van Kempen

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Education

M.S.N., Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois, 2017
B.S.N., Resurrection University, Chicago, Illinois, 2011
B.S., Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, 2010

Associated Academic Programs

Nursing

“Holistic nursing education allows nurses to address the mind, body, and spirit of the patient, which leads to better patient outcomes.”

Jessica Van Kempen believes that nursing is a calling, not just a profession. “Nurses are instruments of healing in the name of Jesus Christ. What better way to exemplify His gracious teachings than an altruistic vocation such as nursing? My hope as a nurse educator is to instill these Christian values into future nurses.”

What drew her to Trinity:
While finishing her M.S. in Nursing Education, Van Kempen completed her student teaching at Trinity. “I felt at home within the confines of Trinity Christian College and was anxious to return to such an embracing atmosphere.”

Research interests:
Van Kempen’s current research includes student perceptions of end-of-life patients as well as geriatric patients. “I am also hoping to initiate research on what student characteristics and faculty interventions translate into successful nurses.”

Daisy Award for Nursing Excellence, 2012

+ Expertise

Jessica Van Kempen believes that nursing is a calling, not just a profession. “Nurses are instruments of healing in the name of Jesus Christ. What better way to exemplify His gracious teachings than an altruistic vocation such as nursing? My hope as a nurse educator is to instill these Christian values into future nurses.”

What drew her to Trinity:
While finishing her M.S. in Nursing Education, Van Kempen completed her student teaching at Trinity. “I felt at home within the confines of Trinity Christian College and was anxious to return to such an embracing atmosphere.”

Research interests:
Van Kempen’s current research includes student perceptions of end-of-life patients as well as geriatric patients. “I am also hoping to initiate research on what student characteristics and faculty interventions translate into successful nurses.”

+ Honors and Awards

Daisy Award for Nursing Excellence, 2012