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Portrait of Molly Kuhle

Molly Kuhle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Nursing
(563) 588-6441
Catherine Byrne Hall 121
MS 1727 (to send on-campus mail)

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Education, University of Northern Colorado

Master of Science in Nursing, Clarke University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Clarke University

Teaching Philosophy

My philosophy of teaching is based on my appreciation and dedication to life-long learning. Every class that I teach is aware that I am a student myself. I understand the time commitment and dedication that is required of students. I want students to enjoy the process of learning. We too many times focus on outcomes and objectives instead of the journey toward understanding. Learning is a fun and rewarding process.

Some may call my way of teaching unconventional. I embrace that term so long as one understands the philosophy of my teaching. I feel that all students have something to contribute to class. I believe that learning occurs both inside and outside of the classroom.

While tests, quizzes and papers are good indicators of student learning, they are not the only indicators.  Sharing a story and asking a question many times may tell me more about a student’s knowledge base than I could ever learn from a test. I am not afraid to tell students I do not know. We should not expect students to know all there is to know about a content area or idea. We should, however, encourage them to explore more deeply the concepts and ideas we wish for them to know.

Clarke is where I found out who I was and what I wanted to do with my life. I was a transfer student here and have continued to grow and learn as both a student and faculty member.

Molly Kuhle


Research Interests

  • Community and Public Health
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Interprofessional Simulation

Courses Taught

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Community and Population Health
  • Instructional Processes in Nursing
  • NCLEX Blitz
  • Publications

    CE287-60E. Biological Weapons & Emergency Preparedness: Part 2: Botulism and Smallpox. Molly Frommelt-Kuhle, PhD, RN, Capt. (ret.) Roberta Proffitt Lavin, APRN-BC, PhD, and Lisa Rettenmeier, EdD. 2012

    Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 30: Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance Lavin, R., Frommelt-Kuhle, M., & Rettenmeier, L. 2012

    Nursing Educators Experiences in Implementing AACN’s Standards related to Cultural Diversity.  Doctoral Dissertation; University of Northern Colorado. 2011

  • Presentations

    Simulation Conference Poster and Podium Presentation. Breakout Sessions July 15-16, 2015. Widener University. Fostering Critical Care and Communication Skills Through an Interprofessional Approach to High Fidelity Stimulation. Jennifer Mai, PT, DPT, PhD, MHS, NCSRenee Pilcher, PhD, RNMolly Kuhle, PhD, RN

    Poster accepted for presentation: Developing Critical Care Skills Through the Use of High Fidelity Simulation in Cardiopulmonary Examination and Intervention, Utah, ATPA Conference. 2013

    Poster Accepted for presentation.  Las Vegas, Nevada Feb 2013. “Bringing Critical Care Skills To Life: An Interprofessional Approach Using High Fidelity Simulation”. Jennifer Mai; Renee Pilcher; Molly Kuhle

    Poster Accepted for presentation. HOW TO ADD SPICE TO YOUR CURRICULUM: DEVELOPMENT OF A STUDENT-PEDIATRIC INTEGRATED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE. Matson, Janet, Mai, Jennifer A., Thiele, Alecia H., Kuhle, Molly