Bridget Welker

Bridget Welker

Assistant Professor in Residence

    Westlake Hall 105A
    (309) 677-4120
   bwelker@bradley.edu

 

Associates of Science, Dental Hygienist. Illinois Central College 1989
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Register Nurse. ICC/OSF College of Nursing 2009
Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner. UIC Peoria 2012
Doctoral of Nursing Practice- Leadership. Bradley University, present

Biography

Married to my husband Tim for over twenty years. Three children, two are at Bradley. Worked as a dental hygienist for 22 years then decided I wanted to be an advanced practice nurse. Finished my bachelors degree at the age of 42 and completed my masters at the age of 45. I am now in the process of completing my DNP, hopefully in the next year.

Teaching

NUR204- Introduction to Health Assessment
NUR233- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
NUR300- Con Bases of Professional Nursing
NUR501- Nursing Theory
NUR639- Health Clinical Practice I
NUR642- Principles of FNP II
NUR643- Health Clinical Practicum II
NUR645- Health Clinical Practicum III
NUR646- Principle of FNP IV
NUR649- Health Clinical Practicum V
NUR652- Advanced Pharmacology II
NUR677- FNP 2

Instrumental in developing the practicum courses for the old FNP program, NUR300, NUR642, NUR652, and NUR646

Service

Committee member for Policy and Bylaws and Graduate Curriculum
Volunteer at Peoria 309 Food bank

Licensures and Certifications

Registered Nurse, Illinois
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
July 2009 - May 2024

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Board Certified
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Commission of Certification
July 2012- August 2027

Licensed Advanced Practice Family Nurse Practitioner
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Division of Professional Regulation
State of Illinois
July 2012- May 2024

Certified Medical Examiner
National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety
September 2014- September 2024

Dental Hygienist Illinois
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Division of Profession Regulation
March 1990

Certificate in Effective College Instruction
The Association of College and University Educators
and the American Council on Education, National
May 2019

Registered Nurse Alabama
State of Alabama
February 2017- December 2022

Registered Nurse Arizona,
State of Arizona
December 2016 –April 2025

Registered Certified Nurse Practitioner, Arizona
State of Arizona
December 2016 – April 2025

Registered Nurse Florida
State of Florida Department of Health Division Quality Assurance
August 2016 - July 2024

Registered Advanced Practice Nurse Florida
State of Florida Department of Health Division Quality Assurance, State. August 2016 - July 2024

Registered Nurse Georgia
State of Georgia
January 2016 – January 2024

Register Nurse Idaho
State of Idaho
November 2016 – August 2023

Certified Nurse Practitioner Idaho
State of Idaho
November 2016 – August 2023

Registered Nurse Louisiana
State of Louisiana
April 2017 – January 2023

Registered Certified Nurse Practitioner Louisiana
State of Louisiana
April 2017 – January 2023

Registered Nurse Minnesota
State of Minnesota
March 2016- November 2023

Certified Nurse Practitioner Minnesota
State of Minnesota
March 2016- November 2023

Registered Nurse New York
New York Board of Nursing
September 2016- October 2021

Register Nurse Nevada
Nevada Board of Nursing
February 2021- November 2022

Registered Nurse New Mexico
New Mexico Board of Nursing
November 2020- November 2022

Registered Nurse North Dakota
North Dakota Board of Nursing
June 2017 – December 2022

Certified Nurse Practitioner North Dakota
North Dakota Board of Nursing
June 2017 – December 2022

Registered Nurse Oklahoma
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
September 2016- November 2022


Certified Nurse Practitioner Oklahoma
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
September 2016- November 2022
Registered Nurse Oregon
Oregon Board of Nursing
May 2017- November 2023

Certified Nurse Practitioner Oregon
Oregon Board of Nursing
May 2017- November 2023

Registered Nurse Pennsylvania
State of Pennsylvania
August 2016- October 2023

Register Nurse South Carolina
State of South Carolina
September 2016- April 2020

Registered Nurse Tennessee
Tennessee Board of Nursing
September 2016- November 2023

Registered Nurse Washington
Washington State Department of Health, State.
May 2016- November 2023

Certified Nurse Practitioner Washington
Washington State Department of Health, State.
May 2016 – November 2024

Registered Nurse Wyoming
Wyoming Board of Nursing
November 2019-December 2022

Basic Life Support (CPR and AED)
American Heart Association
March 2022- March 2024

DEA, Controlled Substance License
Division of Profession Regulation
State of Illinois
Expiration date 05/31/2020