Professional Bio


  • Ph.D. in Nursing Education, University of Northern Colorado
  • M.S.N. in Critical Care Clinical Specialist, California State University-Long Beach
  • B.S.N., University of Michigan


Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Critical Care, Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), National League for Nursing
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large, Vice President 2013-2015 and 2015-2017
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACCN)
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship, Rocky Mountain Regional Council, Denver Leadership Board


Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

Critical Care Nursing
Spiritual Care
Innovations in Teaching

Recent Presentations

Goldwire MA, Crewell J, Pennington K, et al. Interprofessional spiritual care elective: a pilot experience.  University Research and Scholarship Symposium (URSC), Regis University. Denver, CO:  Platform Presentation. April, 2014.

Copeland, D., Crewell, J., Sorensen, J. Dedicated Education Units: Partnership to Promote Excellence in Clinical Education. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference, Seattle, WA. Platform. April 2014.

Copeland, D., Crewell, J., Sorensen, J. Dedicated Education Units: Partnership to Promote Excellence in Clinical Education. Regis University Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Excellence, Denver, CO. Platform. April 16, 2014.

Goldwire MA, Pennington K, Crewell J, McGuire M, Roysden D, Davis A. Interprofessional Spiritual Care Elective: A Pilot Experience. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Platform. July 15, 2013.

Goldwire, M.A., Crewell, J., Pennington, K., Davis, A., & McGuire, M.  Development of an Interprofessional Elective: A Pilot Experience. 2013 Teacher-Scholar Forum, Denver, CO. February 22, 2013.

Goldwire MA, Crewell J, Pennington K, et al. Interprofessional Spiritual Care Elective for Pharmacy Students, 5th Annual Evidence-Based Practice, Research and Innovation Conference. Denver, CO. November 9, 2012.

Copeland, D., Crewell, J., Sorensen, J. Dedicated Education Units: A Partnership Between St. Anthony Hospital and Regis University School of Nursing, 5th Annual Centura Evidence Based Practice Research and Innovation Conference, Denver, CO. November 9, 2012.

Crewell, J., & Copeland, D. (March 1, 2013).Collaboration in Practice: Evaluating Outcomes for Dedicated Education Units, 24th Annual Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Collaborating to Improve Practice through Research & Evidence-Based Practice, Denver, CO.

Mulhall, M., Crewell, J., Snedden, T., & Pennington, K. (June 13, 2012) Ignation Pedagogy: Transforming Knowledge into Contemplative Action, 2012 American Holistic Nurses Association Annual Conference, Snowbird, UT.

Pennington, K., Crewell, J., Snedden, T., & Mulhall, M. September, 2011. Transforming Nursing Practice Through Reflection to Improve Health Status. National League for Nursing Education Summit 2011 Leading Academic Progression. Advancing the Health of the Nation. Orlando, FL.

Crewell, J. March 2011. Partnering Education and Practice: The Impact of Medical Surgical I Students in the ICU. 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO.

Crewell, J., Prang, L., Hendricks, B., & Suki, S. November 12, 2010. Let's be Innovative! Medical-Surgical I Nursing Students in the ICU: A Success Story, 3rd Annual Centura Health Evidence-based Research and Practice, Creativity and Innovation Conference, Denver, CO.

Whalen, K., Crewell, J., Fuller, S., & Jonell, J. September, 2010. Clinical scholar workshop, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Wheat Ridge, CO.

Crewell, J., & Whalen, K. July, 2010. Precepting 101 for nurses. Rose Medical Center, CO.

Crewell, J., June 16-19, 2010. A Spiritual Care Plan for all Healthcare Providers. Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Education Conference, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.

Crewell, J. Spring 2010. Conflict Resolution. Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Clinical Scholar Program, Denver, CO.

Crewell, J. February 20, 2010. Right of Conscience at Stem Cell 101: What Every Nurse Needs to Know. St. Anthony Central Hospital, Denver, CO.

Recognition and Awards