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The School of Nursing’s Faye Carlson retires after 19 years at Boise State

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Faye Carlson, a clinical associate professor for the School of Nursing, retired in December after serving the university for 19 years.

Carlson joined the School of Nursing in 2002 with over 40 years of experience with the primary focus in adult medical, surgical and trauma care. In 2015, she took on the leadership role as the undergraduate pre-licensure program coordinator. She is passionate about teaching foundations and on and off campus clinical experiences for students.

Carlson is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, Neuroscience Nurses Association and the International Forensic Nurses Association. She completed a forensic nursing certificate program from Kaplan University in 2005. Forensic nurses provide specialized care for patients who are experiencing acute and long-term health consequences associated with victimization or violence. Carlson also has held certifications in critical care nursing and neuroscience nursing.

She received her nursing diploma from Rapid City Regional School of Nursing from Rapid City, South Dakota, a Bachelor of Science degree from Boise State University, and a master’s degree from Idaho State University.

“I will miss seeing students’ excitement each semester and working with faculty,” said Carlson. “I will miss the valued relationships I have built while being at Boise State.”

In her retirement, Carlson plans to enjoy quilting and time with her family and friends. She and her family are planning to travel and enjoy historical places and museums.