Connie J. Hollen, RN, MS, has over 20 years of experience in a variety of areas, including medical/surgical units, the emergency department, post-anesthesia recovery, and critical care. She began her career at University Hospital in Oklahoma City, where she also worked as a charge nurse in the CICU and as a nursing house supervisor. She received her BSN and MS from the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, where she completed a research thesis and received academic and research awards.
After completing her MS, Connie began teaching as an adjunct clinical instructor at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing and taught junior nursing students in the clinical skills and assessment lab. She has also taught and coordinated a patient care class with her co-author at the University of Oklahoma College of Allied Health.
Currently, she is teaching as an adjunct volunteer faculty member in the clinical skills lab at the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing and as an adjunct assistant professor at the College of Allied Health. Connie is also a volunteer Red Cross instructor and has been a volunteer instructor for the Medical Reserve Corps. In addition, she has been a contributing author and reviewer for several nursing textbooks. Connie has in-depth knowledge about clients who experience terminal and life-threatening illnesses and the strategies and challenges to maintain their quality of life.