USU Tooele Hires Nursing Coordinator, Instructor

Utah State University Tooele recently bolstered their nursing program by hiring Brooke Temby as a nursing coordinator and instructor. Temby is backed by 15 years of experience as a registered nurse, bringing a depth of healthcare knowledge to benefit USU Tooele students. She holds a bachelor’s in biology and nursing, an MBA in healthcare management and a master’s in nursing education and is wrapping up her dissertation for her doctorate in nursing education.

“Adding Brooke to our powerful nursing program will give our students another unique perspective into their nursing careers,” said USU Tooele Associate Vice President Jenn Van Cott. “Our goal when hiring new faculty is to ensure each candidate will have the drive to help students on an individual level to set them up for future success. Brooke exceeded our expectations.”

Before taking the job at USU Tooele, Temby worked in a variety of nursing areas, including physical rehabilitation, inpatient family medicine, medical-surgical nursing, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, home health and hospice. Twelve of her 15 years were spent in management. She began teaching five years ago in labs, simulations, clinicals, pediatrics and mental health. 

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“I am excited to be a part of the legacy at USU. We have a fantastic nursing program,” said Temby. “I hope to provide students with a balance of classroom learning and hands-on experiences so they are prepared and confident when they enter the workforce as registered nurses.”

USU Tooele’s nursing program continues to grow and offers locals the convenience of a close location to earn an associate of applied science in nursing that prepares graduates for licensure as registered nurses. The faculty’s combined experience professionally and in education provide an excellent environment to graduate and successfully pass the states registered nurse licensure exam. The first cohort to graduate from the program in May 2018 achieved a 100 percent first-time attempt pass rate on the registered nurse licensure exam. 

Originally from rural Wisconsin, Temby moved to Utah to participate in a nursing residency at the University of Utah. Although she has missed indulging in Wisconsin’s famous 7-year-old cheddar cheese, she is happy to live in Utah where healthcare and educational resources are readily and easily accessible. 

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