Marianne Schallmo

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Education

F.N.P., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1999
M.S.N., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1998
B.S.N., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1991
Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner

Associated Academic Programs

Nursing

“I want my students to always ask the ‘why’ question. Students who are inquisitive learn to be great critical thinkers. Critical thinking is the core of excellence in nursing.”

Prof. Marianne Schallmo believes that nurses can positively affect people throughout their entire lifespan. “Nurses have the ability to impact society from an individual to global health.” She particularly enjoys working with students. “Their excitement in nursing is contagious.”

What drew her to Trinity:

She is currently working on a research project with Profs. Kathryn Stefo and Maureen Sweeney and several junior and senior nursing students. “I enjoy the collaboration of working with talented and dedicated educators.”

Research interests:

Schallmo’s current research focus is palliative care in the adult heart failure population, which is her doctoral project at Johns Hopkins University. “Although heart failure is a life-limiting disease and should have access to palliative care, many patients are denied access to palliative care due to the lack of communication between the nurse and patient. I am currently working on a quality improvement project to increase cardiac nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and confidence in discussing palliative care with patients diagnosed with heart failure. By removing this barrier, heart failure patients will experience a better quality of life.”

When she’s not teaching:

She enjoys spending time with her family.

Courses

Foundations of Nursing
Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Pathophysiology

Honors and Awards

Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar

Professional Society Memberships

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Indiana State Nursing Association

+ Expertise

Prof. Marianne Schallmo believes that nurses can positively affect people throughout their entire lifespan. “Nurses have the ability to impact society from an individual to global health.” She particularly enjoys working with students. “Their excitement in nursing is contagious.”

What drew her to Trinity:

She is currently working on a research project with Profs. Kathryn Stefo and Maureen Sweeney and several junior and senior nursing students. “I enjoy the collaboration of working with talented and dedicated educators.”

Research interests:

Schallmo’s current research focus is palliative care in the adult heart failure population, which is her doctoral project at Johns Hopkins University. “Although heart failure is a life-limiting disease and should have access to palliative care, many patients are denied access to palliative care due to the lack of communication between the nurse and patient. I am currently working on a quality improvement project to increase cardiac nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and confidence in discussing palliative care with patients diagnosed with heart failure. By removing this barrier, heart failure patients will experience a better quality of life.”

When she’s not teaching:

She enjoys spending time with her family.

+ Courses, Publications & Research

Courses

Foundations of Nursing
Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Pathophysiology

+ Awards & Memberships

Honors and Awards

Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar

Professional Society Memberships

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Indiana State Nursing Association