Erica Timko Olson, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Erica Timko Olson


Office Phone
Office Address

6-181 Weaver Densford
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Assistant Professor


PhD, University of Arizona

Post-Masters Certificate, University of Northern Colorado

MS, University of Minnesota

BS, College of St. Benedict


Integrative Nurse Faculty Fellowship, Fellowship University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Minnesota Board of Nursing Public Health Nurse
Minnesota Board of Nursing Registered Nurse
Pennsylvania Board of Nursing Registered Nurse
ELNEC Trainer
National League of Nursing Certified Nurse Educator

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Teaching Summary

Academic Interests and Focus
Research and Evidence Based Practice, Nursing Interventions, DNP Project Advising, Nursing Across the Lifespan, Curriculum Development

Honors and Recognition

Integrative Nurse Faculty Fellow, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2017

Best Media Presentation, Overall Best Presentation Award: NURS 726, 2015

Professional Memberships

American Nurses Association

International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning

Sigma Theta Tau, Faculty Counselor

Present Midwest Nurse Research Society

National League of Nursing


Selected Publications

Timko Olson, E. R., Hansen, M. M., Vermeesch, A., 2020. Mindfulness and shinrin-yoku: Potential for physiological and psychological interventions during uncertain times. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (24): 1-13.


Selected Presentations

Timko Olson, E. R. "An Innovative Research Design: A Nature-Based Intervention to Decrease Stress and Anxiety and Improve Spirituality, Resilience and Well-Being in Undergraduate Nursing Students", 2020 SHIFT Conference: Equity, Access and the Mental Health Benefits of Time Outside, SHIFT, October 14, 2020.

Timko Olson, E. R. "Nursing Education: Applying the Science of Learning to Promote Student Metacognition in the Active Learning Environment,", NLN Education Summit, National League of Nursing, September 23, 2020.

Timko Olson, E. R. "The Relationship between Spirituality, Resilience, and Anxiety in Nursing Students", Midwest Nursing Research Society 43rd Annual Research Conference, MNRS, Kansas City, Kansas, March 01, 2019.