UTEP School of Nursing Welcomes Dr. Janise Tinsman
The UTEP School of Nursing is happy to announce that Janise Tinsman, DNP, is the new director of the online RN to BSN program starting this fall semester. Dr. Tinsman is no stranger to distance education. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees online and can relate to the needs of online learners, particularly working nurses. Welcome to UTEP, Dr. Tinsman!
Name: Janise Tinsman, DNP, RN
Current job title: RN to BSN Program Director
Degrees: Associate of Science in Nursing from Boise State University (1991); Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (2008); Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Education (2016) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) (2019) from Liberty University.
What sparked your interest in nursing?
My mother was a licensed practical nurse (LPN), and when I was a newlywed, I met an instructor for the local practical nursing program who encouraged me to apply.
Why did you become an educator?
I enjoyed working with the BSN students as a BSN mentor at my local university.
How long have you been teaching?
Including the BSN mentor role, seven years.
What background and experience do you have in the field of nursing that benefits your students?
I have a varied clinical background with many years of medical-surgical nursing, as well as cardiac and oncology focus. I was exposed to several areas of nursing while a member of the float pool. I have an appreciation for the struggles and rewards of long-term care nursing as well. As the director of the RN to BSN program, I have an understanding and empathy for the online learner, as my last three degrees were primarily online experiences.