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Vicki Petersen

Special Appointment Faculty - Nursing


  • MSN Capella University
  • BSN University of Iowa


Vicki Petersen joined Mount Mercy in 2019 and serves as the director of the nursing simulation lab.

In this role, Petersen provides nursing scenarios for students in a safe environment in order to facilitate learning. She also helps to coordinate clinical experiences for nursing students and teaches a J-Term skills course for students at the sophomore level.

Petersen’s clinical background is in emergency and critical care. She has experience working in the emergency department and as a flight nurse. Petersen is dedicated to education, evidence-based practice, creating caring and compassionate environments, and combining science, knowledge, and clinical skills.

In her free time, Petersen enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, and crafting.