Special Interest and Research: Ms. Hinkel has a wide professional nursing background that includes clinical care, administrative leadership, simulation facilitation and nursing education. Her prior enlisted military service provided a strong platform from which she began academic studies in nursing and kinesiology at New Mexico State University. A New Mexico native, she has also completed a Master’s of Science degree in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico. She is currently working to complete a Philosophy of Science in Nursing doctoral degree while balancing a current professional nursing focus of facilitating clinical course learning throughout the NMNEC curriculum, serving students attending the NMSU Grants Campus.
Professional Experience: Her professional nursing service experiences include provision of evidence based clinical nursing care for newborn and post-partum families, early childhood and public school students, substance abuse treatment and adult psychiatric needs, medical/surgical cardiac intensive care, and residential based gerontological Alzheimer’s services. She has worked within associate and baccalaureate nursing programs, in both private and non-profit educational settings in the State of New Mexico. She has provided consultation services to independent nurse faculty development businesses and served on advisory panels for nationally based nurse licensure testing services. Her community service interests include service to a metropolitan court veteran’s advisory panel and victim advocate groups. Current research interests include study of self-efficacy awareness and promotion strategies for undergraduate learners and engaging faculty professional development needs to maximize curricular transitions.