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Glenda Christiaens, Phd, Rn, Ahn-bc

Associate Professor (Clinical)
College Of Nursing
The University of Utah
United States Virgin Islands


Dr. Christiaens began her career as a school nurse in the Salt Lake City School District. She received her Master's Degree in Nursing at the Uninversity of Utah, where she taught Community Health, Health Assessment, Capstone and Fundamentals of Nursing. She taught at Brigham Young University College of Nursing for ten years, during which time she earned a PhD in Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University. She was the Dean of Nursing at Fortis College in Salt Lake City, hosted the Glenda the Good Nurse radio talk show, and operated a consulting and public speaking business. Dr. Christiaens is an advanced certified holistc nurse and past president of the American Holistic Nurses Association.

Research Interest



  • *Carlton, T., Callister, L.C., Christiaens, G., & Walker, D. (2009) Nurses’ perceptions of caring for childbearing women in nurse-managed birthing units. Maternal Child Nursing, 34:1, 50-56.

  • * Christiaens, G., Abegglen, J., & Gardner, A. (2010). Expert holistic nurses’ advice to nursing students. Journal of Holistic Nursing. 28:3, 201-209.

  • *Christiaens, G., Abegglen, J., & Rowley, A. (2008). Nursing students’ perceptions of a holistic nursing conference: empowerment, self-care and application to practice. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 26:2, 139-146.

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