Office Location: Peterson Hall 315
- PhD Portland State University
- MSN Marquette University
- BSN University of Oregon School of Nursing (OHSU)
- Additional: Certificate in Gerontology, Institute on Aging, Portland State University
Gerontologic nursing, specifically mental health and aging; healthcare policy; leadership and management in nursing
Selected Publications: Gubrud-Howe, P., Shaver, K., Tanner, C. Bennett-Stillmaker, J., Davidson, S., Flaherty-Robb, M., Goudreau, K., Hardham, L., Hayden, C., Hendy, S., Omel, S., Potempa, K., Shores, L., Theis, S., and Wheeler, P. (2003). A challenge to meet the future: Nursing education in Oregon, 2010. Journal of Nursing Education, 4, 163-167; Wheeler, P. (2001). Elder abuse. GeriTRACS, 12(1), 1-2; Wheeler, P. (1997). Health care reform presents change, challenges to nurses. Linfield College Bulletin, May-June; and, Wheeler, P. (1984). A comprehensive emergency care program for the elderly: Establishing a linkage with community hospital gerontology programs. In G. Schwartz, G. Bosker, & J. Grigsby (Eds.), Geriatric Emergencies, (pp. 147-157). Bowie, Maryland: Robert J. Brady Company (a Prentice-Hall Publishing and Communications Company).
Community/ Professional Organization Involvement:
Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Mu Chapter; Oregon Gerontological Society
Reason for teaching at Linfield
Life-long interest in nursing education and role as a nurse-educator; mission and vision of Linfield College as well as the philosophy of the Nursing Department; continual changes in nursing education and opportunities to develop an innovative curriculum at Linfield College to meet contemporary needs.