Kurt Sturmer, DNP, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor

Kurt is a licensed health care professional with over 20 years of hands-on nursing experience in hospital, clinical, and classroom settings. Management and leadership experience is reflected in his ability to create success by motivating and helping others succeed in the healthcare industry using a patient health first mentality.

Kurt's clinical work as a nurse practitioner is centered around urgent care and occupational medicine.

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Education and Training

  • DNP, BSN, Clarke University
  • BS, University of Wisconsin Biology

Areas of Scholarship and Interest

  • Patient perceptions of Spiritual Care and implications on selecting a primary health care provider and impact on patient satisfaction
  • Healthcare Evangelism. Taking preventive medicine and healthcare into the community, rather than getting people to the 'mega clinic'; utilize existing infrastructure to provide care and education
  • Utilizing technology to connect individuals to healthcare. Taking commonly used technologies and using it to advance the health and outcomes of patients and their families

Community Service

Student Nurse Association

Honors, Awards, Presentations

  • Presented Advancement of Spirituality in Healthcare at St. Ambrose University College of Health and Human Science Scholarship Colloquium, Fall 2015
  • 2015 Clarke University DNP-FNP Graduate of Distinction
  • Induction to Sigma Theta Tau International Rho Eta Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, April 2015

More About Dr. Sturmer

Courses Taught

Leadership and Contemporary Issues

Professional Memberships
  • American Nurses Association
  • Iowa Nurses Association
  • Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society
  • Quad City Area NP/PA Alliance
  • Sigma Theta Tau International

ARNP, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
NIOSH Approved Spirometry
Occupational Hearing Conservationist

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