Dr. Dahmen is an Assistant Director of Nursing for Simulation and Skills Lab.
Dr. Dahmen worked as the simulation intake coordinator for the Intermountain Simulation Consortium at Primary Children’s Hospital. In this role, she ran a psychologically safe learning environment. She also worked as the Unit Education Coordinator at Alta View Hospital, where she was responsible for nursery and NRP continuing education. At Joyce she has taught simulation for Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Medical Surgical.
Dr. Dahmen has worked in nursing care for over 20 years. For many of those years, she worked as the charge nurse in the Newborn ICU, where she cared for infants in critical care and attended all deliveries that required resuscitation.
Dr. Dahmen is an active member of the Utah Simulation Coalition.
Dr. Dahmen loves the hands-on, personal experiences that she is able to have with her students. Her favorite part of her job is the daily personal interaction that she has with them. She also loves watching the growth and confidence that comes when her students successfully apply their knowledge from clinicals and didactic classes in simulations.
Dr. Dahmen has an Associate of Science degree from Salt Lake Community College, a BSN from Westminster College, and a Master’s of Nursing Education from Western Governors University. She’s currently working on a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
Dr. Dahmen’s philosophy is that there is never a wrong excuse to run away to Disneyland or Disney World. She also loves doing anything with her family.