Professional Bio

Education
  • M.S.N., Regis University
  • H.C.E., Health Care Education Certificate, Regis University
  • B.S.N., Regis University
  • R.N., Registered Nurse Diploma, Arnot Ogden School of Nursing

Certifications and Expertise

Clinical Certifications

  • Hospice and Palliative Care certified (CHPN)

Professional Memberships

  • Rocky Mountain Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Vice President, Elected, 2013-2015

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Health Care Professionals Self-Care

Recent Presentations

Ackerman, C. Innovative End-of-Life Education, University of St. Mary’s, Leavenworth, KS. Nursing Student Education playing author created The Path of Life: The Journey of Living at the End-of-Life© board game. April, 2016.

Ackerman, C. Innovative End-of-Life Education, Hays Medical Center and Ft. Hays College, Hays, KS. CEU In-services for students and hospital interdisciplinary team members playing author created The Path of Life: The Journey of Living at the End-of-Life© board game . April, 2016.

Ackerman, C. Innovative End-of-Life Education, SUNY Brockport, NY. Nursing Student Education playing author created The Path of Life: The Journey of Living at the End-of-Life© board game . April, 2016.

Pennington, K., Buxton, T., Carlson, R., Fricke, C., McPherson, P., Spade, C. A Case Study in Converting an Entire Program Into a Blended/Flipped Format for Technology Challenged Nursing Students. National League for Nursing. Poster. Philadelphia, PA. October 2013.

Fricke, C. Cultural Issues at End-of-Life, Regis Student Nurses Association, Denver, CO. January 2012.

Fricke, C. What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say - Having Tough Conversations in Health Care. Regis Student Nurses Association, Denver, CO. January 2012.