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Joan Klerekoper

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Office Location Stavros Hall, 119
Phone (Office) 405.585.4458


Joan Klerekoper joined the OBU faculty in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Nursing. Her clinical experience includes medical/surgical nursing, ICU and Intermediate Care Nursing. She took a hiatus from nursing for 22 years to homeschool her seven children, but returned to bedside nursing in 2009, and completed her MSN in 2016. Early in her career she spent 3 years as a faculty member at Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing in St. Louis. After returning to bedside nursing in 2009, she served as a clinical preceptor for numerous nursing students from nursing schools in the East Texas area. While working IMC in East Texas, she obtained certification in progressive care (PCCN). She also frequently volunteers as a camp nurse for a couple of summer Bible camps.


  • B.S.N., Avila University
  • M.S.N., University of Texas, Arlington

Subjects Taught

  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Care of the Complex Adult Patient
  • Capstone Seminar

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Awards and Honors

  • Certified Nurse Educator