About Me

Dr. Tinkelenberg earned both her BSN and her MS in nursing administration from The Ohio State University. She worked as a staff nurse in critical care, medical surgical nursing, and home health prior to entering nursing education. While working as a nursing instructor, she obtained a PhD from Duquesne University. She also obtained a post-master’s certificate in nursing from Duquesne University while working on her PhD. Additionally, she holds certification as a nurse educator from the National League of Nursing. She has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau.

Outside of work, Dr. Tinkelenberg enjoys spending time with her spouse, children, and grandson.