Happy retirement, Professor Tippen!

Maureen P. Tippen, MSN, RN, School of Nursing Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing, retires from active faculty status on May 31, 2020.

After 26 years of service to the University of Michigan-Flint, Maureen Tippen, School of Nursing Clinical Associate Professor, will retire on May 31, 2020. School of Nursing (SON)  alumni remember Professor Tippen for her creative and innovative teaching style and for her caring personal qualities that she uses to cultivate an engaging and encouraging learning experience in pediatric nursing and clinical courses. Professor Tippen will also be remembered for her work within the realm of global studies including annual service-learning opportunities to the Dominican Republic, Peru, Cambodia, Kenya and India.  

Dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence development, Professor Tippen shows a high level of service to the nursing profession and to local and global communities. Among her key contributions is an annual summer elective course for undergraduate nursing students focused on bereavement among children who have lost a parent, sibling, or other close loved one. This course includes a field experience at Camp Hope, where Professor Tippen teaches and mentors nursing students as they work closely with children who are grieving. To learn more about Camp Hope please visit: https://www.wellspringlutheran.com/child-family/camp-hope

Professor Tippen has been the recipient of eight awards that relate to her international service and her clinical practice in pediatrics, including two international awards, the 2016 Kingdom of Cambodia Cambodian Parliament Service Award, and the 2010 Clinical Service Award by Antonio Musa Hospital, San Pedro, Dominican Republic.  After her retirement Professor Tippen plans to remain actively engaged with the SON and the university on global studies opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Professor Tippen’s dedication to helping students succeed in a complex and demanding environment while simultaneously awakening an internal curiosity and compassionate care mentality, will remain embedded in the hearts and minds of every student that has crossed her path.

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Maureen Tippen, MS, RN, C

Clinical Associate Professor

Maureen P. Tippen is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. She has a BSN from Northern Michigan University and a MS in Parent-Child Nursing with a minor in Education from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York. She is certified by the American Nurses Association in Perinatal Nursing. Ms. Tippen has been on faculty in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint for over 23 years and has practiced in a variety of clinical areas for the past 39 years. Her clinical practice currently is working high risk youths in a residential setting. She is actively involved in the Society of Pediatric Nurses. She was the recipient of the Nightingale State of Michigan award for nursing in the community, Everyday Hero award State of Michigan, and the University of Michigan Flint’s faculty award for service. She has received an award from the Parliament of the Kingdom of Cambodia for dedication and ongoing service.



Ms. Tippen is the lead faculty for Parent-Child Nursing in the undergraduate BSN program and teaches both theory and clinical. She teaches International Nursing service learning courses. She has developed courses and traveled to the Dominican Republic, Peru, Kenya, India, and Cambodia. Ms. Tippen partners with Wellspring Hospice providing a service for children experiencing loss (Camp Hope) using a camp nurse model combined with an elective nursing service learning course. 



The primary focus of Ms. Tippen’s research is outcomes of student learning in international service learning. She has been a faculty resource to development of pediatric nursing clinical expertise in Ankor Hospital for Children in Cambodia. 



Ms. Tippen serves on the School of Nursing Governing Faculty Committee, chair of Student Awards and Scholarships Committee, chair of the International Travel and Advisory Committee, member of the International Global Studies Committee at the University of Michigan-Flint. She volunteers in Cambodia yearly and serves as a parish nurse in her community. She is a board member of Wellspring Health Services.