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Jodi Noga has been a registered nurse since 1996, working in South Dakota, Indiana and Colorado. She began her career as a telemetry nurse and later spent many years in the Cardiac and Neuro ICU's, ER and care-flight nursing. She found her true passion in hospice and palliative care and became a certified hospice and palliative care (CHPN) RN during her time at HopeWest in Grand Junction, Colorado.

She spent 10 years working on the After-Hours Hospice Crisis Response team and serving as the education coordinator for clinical staff and nursing students. Her passion for teaching, mentoring and helping nursing students achieve success led her to CMU in 2017, where she has been an assistant professor of nursing teaching Foundations of Nursing, Professional Development I, Leadership and Management, and Community Health and Population Nursing.

Noga believes in an open classroom that encourages students to ask questions and share ideas and experiences. She believes a combination of classroom and real-world learning is essential for nursing education. She uses various teaching strategies to engage student learning and help them develop critical thinking and clinical judgment.

Noga is a member of The Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau. She actively participates in local and national events and serves on the board for the local chapter, Nu Kappa. Noga has published articles and presented on death, dying, grief and loss at national conferences. She was recently a guest on CMUnow's podcast where you can hear her discuss her passion for incorporating death and dying content into the BSN curriculum as well as her love for teaching! You can listen to her podcast "A Good Death" found on any podcast streaming service.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, skiing and spending time with her family.

Jody Noga's Curriculum Vitae