Professional Bio

Education

  • PhD, Nursing, University of Colorado, 2008
  • M.S.,  Regis University, 2004
  • M.A., Webster University, 1991
  • B.S.N., Graceland University, 1977

 

Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Forensic and Emergency Nursing (CFN, CEN, CPHQ, SANE)
  • Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC)

Professional Memberships

  • International Association of Forensic Nurses, (IAFN), Conference Planning
  • Friends of Nursing (FON), President
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Annual Conference Planning Committee
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large Scholarship Committee
  • Indo-Pacific Academy of Forensic Nurses, Vice President 

 

 

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Teaching Strategies
  • Child abuse
  • Human Trafficking
  • Violence
  • Community Health Prevention
  • Sexual Assault (SA)
  • Inter-Personal Violence and Domestic Violence (IPV)
Recent Publications

Finn, C. (2011). Forensic nurses’ experience of receiving child abuse disclosure. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 16(4), 252-262. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2011.00296.x

Recent Presentations

Finn, C. Elder Abuse, Will You Know the Difference? Differentiate between chronic an acute fractures of the elderly, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Denver, CO: Podium presentation. Aug 2016.

Finn, C & Sievers V. Are We Teaching Evidence-Based, Competency-Driven Forensic Nursing? NurseEducator’s Conference in the Rockies. Breckenridge, CO, Podium presentation. July 2016.

Wimett, L & Finn C. Teaching Strategies to Inspire and Engage Students at a Distance, The Teaching Professor Conference 2016 Baltimore, PA, Podium presentation. June 2016.

Finn, C. & Alejano-Steel, A.J. Human Trafficking in the Health Care Setting, Women’s Health Conference, Breckenridge, CO. Podium presentation. May 2016.

Finn, C. & Wimett, L. Inter-professional Education and Practice: Dissolving Boundaries. Doctoral Education Conference: Enhancing Nursing Science and Improving Patient Care through Big Data, Naples, Florida, Podium presentation. Jan 2016.

Finn, C. Dissolving Boundaries: Innovations for Intentional Application of Interprofessional Patient Centered Care, 8th Annual Centura Health Evidence-Based Practice, Research, and Innovation Conference Denver, CO. Podium Presentation. Nov 2015.

Wimett, L. & Finn, C. Innovations for Intentional Application of Interprofessional Patient Centered Care: Evidence Based Practice, Research, and Innovation Conference: Dissolving Boundaries. Baltimore, MR, Podium Presentation. Nov 2015 Finn, C. & Sievers V. Are We Teaching Evidence-Based Forensic Nursing? International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Orlando, FL, Podium presentation. Oct, 2015.

Finn, C. Rural Expectations for Student when Building Blocks for Excellence. 45th Annual Rural Health Conference: Colorado Rural Health. Colorado Spring, CO. Podium presentation. Oct 2015.

Wimett L,  Finn C.  The Sky’s the Limit: Reaching New Heights through Interprofessional learning working with community partnerships. International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, Orem, UT:  Podium presentation.  January, 2015.

Wimett, L.,  Finn, C. Engaging Students in Asynchronous Learning Formats, Nurse Educator's Conference in the Rockies, CO. July, 2014.

Wimett, L., Finn, C. The Sky's the Limit: Reaching New Heights Through Inter-professional Learning Working With Community Partnerships. Nurse Educator’s Conference in the Rockies, CO. July 2014.

Steel, A.J., Finn, C. A Collaborative Response to Human Trafficking in Jefferson County, Health Care Training on Human Trafficking: Jefferson County Focus, Jefferson County, CO. June 2014.

Finn, C. Taking It Global: Research, Practice, and Education in Nursing: Comparison of SBAR and SNAPPS for NP student Communication and Report, Western Institute of Nursing, CO. April 2014.

Coast, M.J., Finn, C. Grand Rounds: The Sky’s the Limit: Reaching New Heights through Inter-professional Learning Working with Community Partnerships, Children's Hospital, Denver, CO. March 2014.

Wimmett, L., Buxton, T., Finn, C. Driving Quality & Excellence in Advanced Practice & Doctoral Education: Engaging Students in Asynchronous Learning Formats. Drexel University, Baltimore, MD. November 2013.

Finn, C. Vicarious Trauma for Forensic Nurses, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Colorado Chapter. November 2013.

Finn, C. Higher Education Teaching and Learning Assoc. Engaging Students in Asynchronous Learning, Univerissy of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. January 2013.

Wimett, L., Lindemann, G., Finn, C., & Buxton, T. (January 15, 2013) Changing Spaces: Expanding Horizons, Exploring Possibilities, and Increasing Learning Boundaries, International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Finn, C. (October 11, 2012) Strangulation: Are We Assessing? International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Puerto Rico.

Finn, C. (2012, Oct), Strangulation: Are We Assessing?  International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Puerto Rico.

Finn, C. (2012, Oct) Sexual Health in the Adolescent: What Can Go Wrong, What Not to Miss. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and CHC, Denver Colorado.

Finn, C. (2012, Aug) Educating Culturally Diverse Patients. Rose Medical Center, Denver Colorado.

Finn, C. (2012 May) Effective Feedback and Coaching. Kaiser Permanente Colorado Nursing Education, Denver Colorado.

Finn, C. (2011 Oct)  Forensic Nurses’ Experience of Receiving Child Abuse Disclosures. International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly, Montreal, Canada.

Awards and Recognition

Recognition

  • Diplomate status, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, 2014 

Service to Profession

  • Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner of the year for Colorado, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), 2014

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Community

  • Affinity Hospice, Colorado Springs, CO, Advisory Board member, Elected, 2014-present
  • Project Homeless Connect, Co-Chair and Medical Director, 2010 -2016
  • 9Health Fair, Medical Director, Regis University 2010 -2017