Marti Rickel, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC - Tenured Faculty
I have taught nursing since 1996, at several colleges and a university. I came to North in 2008. My specialty area is psychiatric-mental health nursing, and I get excited about helping student nurses learn better ways to care for those with mental illness.
What I love about North is the “can do” spirit that my colleagues have. Faculty and staff pull together to provide the best nursing school experience we can offer. Our philosophy is student-centered and about supporting them through this process of becoming a professional nurse.
Jayne Forest, MSN, RN - Tenured Faculty
I have been a registered nurse for 22 years. I could not have made a better career choice. Teaching at North Seattle College provides me with the opportunity to share my knowledge and experiences with the nurses of tomorrow. I feel highly honored to be a part of this team and this nursing program.
NSC’s nursing faculty team strives for excellence, reflected in evidence-based teaching and learning achieved by both faculty and students. We serve a diverse population of students, some of them first generation college students and many of them from different racial, ethnic and cultural background.
The main priority for our team is ensuring the future competency of the nursing workforce. We are making certain that students acquire the knowledge and develop the skills demanded of today’s rapidly changing health care environment.
We offer innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Distance technology and a high fidelity simulation are well-utilized in our nursing curriculum. We have strong partnerships with a variety of community and clinical organizations, many of whom have supported NSC’s nursing programs for many years. The partnerships enable our students to obtain a wide spectrum of clinical experience to prepare them to function in a changing healthcare environment.