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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