on faculty since 2013
F.N.P., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1999
M.S.N., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1998
B.S.N., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1991
“Whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17.
In accordance with this verse, Professor Marianne Schallmo finds that her career in nursing has pushed her to see the importance of blending her faith into every aspect of her life. “My life has been permeated with opportunities to blend my personal faith and my nursing profession into one,” Schallmo said.
The 24 years Schallmo has spent in the nursing field has included jobs in a community hospital, a level-one trauma hospital in a large city, a private physician practice, and a community college. Teaching gives her the opportunity to use those experiences as teaching tools, and to be a role model to a new generation of nurses.
Schallmo seeks to help students become life-long independent learners while keeping God at the center of their nursing careers.
“My job as a nurse is to take care of individuals from many walks of life, my job as a Christian is to show others God’s love through my actions,” Schallmo said. “Each individual is uniquely created with dignity and worth by God.”
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Indiana State Nursing Association