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Kaleen Juergens has been a Registered Nurse since graduating in 1990 from Kearney State College in Nebraska with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She started her nursing career in the Army Nurse Corp as a 2nd Lieutenant in March of 1991. She was first stationed in Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas where she spent a total of 4 years. It is there where she began her chosen field of Emergency Nursing and began working in a Level I Trauma Center in the Spring of 1992. During that four years she was able to go on temporary 6 month assignments to Ft Sill, OK and Honduras CA.
Kaleen then received orders to go to Ft Lewis, Washington and was assigned to the 18th MASH unit with duty time at the stationary hospital’s Level I trauma center at Madigan Army Medical Center. She was given an Honorable discharge in March of 1997 and had obtained the rank of Captain.
Emergency Nursing continued to be her passion as she worked in civilian hospitals in the Tacoma and Olympia Washington areas from 1997 until she moved to Sheridan in 2002. She took a Nursing float pool position and Sheridan Memorial Hospital and works in several areas of the hospital. Kaleen maintains her practice as a Registered Nurse and also teaches American Heart Association and Emergency Nurses Association courses such as ACLS, BLS, ENPC and TNCC.
Kaleen was hired in the Fall of 2006 into the Nursing Faculty here at Sheridan College Campus. She lives in the Sheridan area with her husband Paul and their two boys: Jared and Brodie.