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Emeritus Faculty: Carleen Ellis


B.S.N., Wheaton College

M.S.N., University of Colorado

At A Glance

Started 1976
Classes Taught Clinical Nursing Practicum, Nursing Role Socialization, Nursing Science, Pharmacology
Department Nursing
Retired 1991


Ellis, Carleen R. A Guide for Nursing Instructors in Teaching the Relationship of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology to Selected Nursing Procedures. MS thesis. University of Colorado, 1960. Print.

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Yavapai College Career

Carleen Ellis started teaching full-time in the Nursing department in 1976. She taught numerous Nursing courses over her career at YC.

Her last position which she held for several years was that of First Year Coordinator. The Coordinator worked with the Nursing faculty to resolve any issues affecting the first year students, managed clinical placement of students across the district, mentored and monitored clinical instructors, and monitored the effectiveness of exams.

Carleen was also very active in the healthcare field in Yavapai County and in service organizations. 

Committee Work:

  • Served on the Faculty Senate for several years

Community Service:

  • Member of the Yavapai Community Hospital Board of Trustees for several years
  • Active in the District 5 Arizona Nurses Association
    • Dress a Child program
    • President
    • Providing continuing education for nurses
  • United Way of Yavapai County


  • United Way of Yavapai County 1990 – for exceptional individual participation

Mrs. Ellis retired in 1991 and was honored with Emeritus Faculty status in February, 1997. 

The College Seal

The College Seal was adopted in Sept. 1969.

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