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Lydia Christoffersen

Lecturer in Nursing



MSN Mount Mercy University
BSN Mount Mercy University 

Lydia Christoffersen teaches in the undergraduate nursing program, and her classes include Nursing Interventions, Adult Clinical Simulation, Nutrition, and Answering the Call to Nursing.

Prior to joining Mount Mercy as a full-time faculty member, Christoffersen worked at Unity Point–St. Luke’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab. She has also worked in emergency nursing.   

Christoffersen’s main areas of interest are adult wellness, disease prevention, cardiac, and emergency nursing, and her passion lies in teaching healthy lifestyle habits of proper nutrition, physical activity, and overall compliance. She believes that as a nurse, taking care of oneself physically and emotionally allows for optimal care to be provided to clients. She wishes to instill this self-care perspective in all nursing students.

Christoffersen belongs to the American Nurses Association, Iowa Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International–Kappa Xi Chapter. In her spare time, she enjoys running, all outdoor activities, crosswords/puzzles, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.