Dr. Polly K. Kloster
PhD, Nursing, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland
Concentrations: Family health, women’s health, health policy
Dissertation: Nurse Practitioners’ Use of Complementary/Alternative Medicine for Women’s Health
MS, Nursing, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Concentrations: Rural Health Nursing and Education
Thesis: Knowledge and Use of Complementary Therapies among Adult Rural Dwellers
BS, Nursing, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Certification in Parish Nursing, Public Health, and CPR
Community health nursing, integrative health practices, rural health, survey research, baccalaureate nursing program administration and curriculum development
Visiting Professor (Fall 2013; Summer 2015), School of Nursing, Graduate Nursing Program, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.
- Official appointment as visiting faculty to serve the graduate program through teaching and research assistance to graduate students (2013-2017)
- Taught: “Global health issues: Implications for advanced practice nurses”
- Guest lecturer in an undergraduate community health nursing course on “Faith community nursing: A community health nursing specialty”
- Guest lecturer for a faculty presentation, “Baccalaureate nursing preparation in the U.S.”
Kloster, P. (2014, April). Podium Presentation. “Teaching critical thinking skills” and “Community Health Assessment,” Christian Medical Dental Association, International Meeting, Eretria, Greece.
Kloster, P. (2013, May). Panel Presentation. “New grad requirements,” Advancing Nursing Practice: Navigating the Changing Complexity of Professional Practice, 2013 Sanford Nursing Symposium, Fargo, ND.
“Vacation and Vocation to Vietnam” Global travel program leader for an alumni service project to Vietnam (February/March, 2013).
Kloster, P. (2013, February). Podium Presentation. “Ethics in health care: A view from the bedside,” The Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work Lecture and Luncheon featured speaker, Concordia College.
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Xi-Kappa Chapter At-Large Nursing Honor Society (President, 2013; Concordia College Counselor, 2015-present; Member)
Christian Nurses’ Association (Member)
International Nurses’ Association (Member)
Faculty Senate (Member)
Global health service