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Gretchen Wheelock

Gretchen Wheelock

Associate Professor of Nursing; Graduate Nursing Program Director; Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Department: Department of Nursing
Phone: 712-279-1759
Email: Gretchen.Wheelock@briarcliff.edu
Office Location: Heelan 275


  • D.N.P., Nurse Practitioner, University of Iowa
  • M.S.N. Adult/Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, University of Iowa
  • B.S.N., University of Iowa
Gretchen Wheelock


Dr. Wheelock joined the faculty at Briar Cliff University in Fall of 2010. Her passion and focus for nursing surrounds the adult and geriatric populations while teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Wheelock is a certified yoga instructor and is especially drawn to holistic modalities in nursing care. She upholds her practicing license as a nurse practitioner working with The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska in the public health diabetes clinic. She has presented at numerous regional and national conferences, including the Center to Advance Palliative Care Conference, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations Management and Leadership Conference, Briar Cliff University Nursing Research Day, Iowa Nurses Association Regional Meeting, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and The Iowa Association of Colleges of Nursing Educational Conference. Dr. Wheelock is a member of the American Nurses Association/Iowa Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Iowa Nurse Practitioners Society, Iowa Nurse Practitioners Association, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Wheelock is currently serving as president for our local nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Gamma at-Large Chapter.