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Carol Heim

Associate Professor of Nursing


  • MA University of Iowa
  • BS Mount Mercy College


Carol Heim is an Associate Professor in the Martin-Herold College of Nursing and Health. She teaches an adult/pediatric nursing interventions course and facilitates an adult medical-surgical clinical simulation at the junior level.

During the winter term, she co-teaches a sophomore nursing skills course. Heim's clinical background includes experience in general medical, cardiac telemetry, surgical urology/gynecology, and general surgical nursing. She belongs to Sigma Theta Tau International: Kappa Xi chapter, American Nurses' Association (ANA) and the Iowa Nurses' Association. She has served as the Dr. Thomas Feld Chair for Teaching Excellence and was involved with the development of Mount Mercy's Core curriculum.

Areas of long-term interest include item writing for nursing exams and the preparation of students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). She has served as an item writer for the NCLEX-RN, for the ANA Advanced Certification Exam: Clinical Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing and for the National Council for State Boards of Nursing Learning Extension. She developed and teaches a senior level nursing course that focuses heavily on helping students prepare for the licensure exam in the final semester of the undergraduate program. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Standardized Testing and the Success Enhancement Program. In her spare time, Heim enjoys reading, movies, camping, walking, yoga and spending time with her family and friends.