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Frederika (Fredi) de Yampert, PhD, MSN, RN
Dean College of Health Sciences
Nursing Department Chair, Professor
Teaching: As Nursing Department Chair and tenured faculty member, Dr. de Yampert currently teaches Nursing Research and Statistics. Additional courses taught include Nursing Theory, Topics in Health Care, and the introductory course for the RN to BSN program: Transition to Professional Nursing. Prior theory and clinical teaching duties include theory and clinical components for Pediatric Nursing, Comprehensive Nursing, Introduction to Nursing, Issues in Nursing, Pharmacology, Medical Terminology, Fundamentals of Nursing, and Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing.
Education: Dr. de Yampert received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in May 1989. She completed her Masters in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in nursing education from Saint Joseph's College in Maine, May 2002; earning her PhD from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN with a concentration in Leadership for Higher Education in September 2007. Academic areas of interests include leadership, assessment in higher education, and issues facing the direction of nursing education and professional practice.
Clinical/Academic Areas of Interest: Prior to joining the faculty at Finlandia University, Dr. de Yampert's clinical areas of practice included neonatal intensive care (NICU), pediatrics, and pediatric intensive care (PICU). Upon entering academia, Ms. de Yampert has concentrated on curriculum and program development for nursing applying such concepts as competency-based education to professional nursing education.
Professional Development: Dr. de Yampert is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), serves as the treasurer for the Michigan Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN), Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE), and is the Acting President of the locally based League of Women Voter's of the Copper Country.
Committee Assignments: Institutional Planning Council; Academic Provost and Deans Council; Nursing Curriculum; Advising Task Force
Personal Areas of Interest: In her spare time, Dr. de Yampert is interested in reading mystery and science fiction novels, needlework, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Personal Perspective ~ Based on a quote from Anatole France:
"The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards." Being that curiosity is a natural human characteristic, without it humanity would remain quiescent, never developing, never growing. Curiosity fuels human exploration, discovery, creativity, culture, and wisdom. To reach the heights of curiosity, one must have questions that need answers; and a place in which to help find these answers ~ such places are called learning communities.