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Bomin Shim

Bomin Shim

Associate Professor of Nursing

Email: shimb@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2731
Office: SHS 221


Education: BSN, Inje University, 2001; MSN, Seoul National University, 2006; PhD, Duke University, 2011. At SPU since 2011.

Dr. Bomin Shim comes to Seattle Pacific University from Durham, North Carolina, where she received her PhD in Nursing at Duke University. She is originally from South Korea, and received her MSN in Gerontological Nursing from Seoul National University before moving to the US in 2006. She spent seven of her childhood years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana while her parents completed their PhDs, and loves and misses the Cajun food.

Dr. Shim teaches across the undergraduate and graduate program, with primary teaching responsibilities in the  undergraduate nursing program. Her research focus has been in diabetes self-management, and dementia caregiving and she has presented her work at regional and national conferences. Her current research focus is on the experience and meaning of life in people with early stages of dementia.  


​Selected publications

Shim, B. (2020). Reflections on the spiritual lives of caregivers of spouses with dementia: Receiving Grace. Journal of Christian Nursing, 37(2), E13-E16.

Davis, L.L., Chestnutt, D., Molloy, M., Deshefy-Longhi, T., Shim, B., & Gilliss, C.L. (2014). “Adapters, strugglers, and case managers: A typology of spouse caregivers.” Qualitative Health Research, 24(11), 1492–1500.

Shim, B., Barroso, J., Gilliss, C. L., & Davis, L. L. (2013). “Finding meaning in caring for a spouse with dementia.” Applied Nursing Research, 26(3), 121–26.

Shim, B., Barroso, J., & Davis, L.L. (2012). “A comparative qualitative analysis of stories of spousal caregivers of people with dementia: negative, ambivalent, and positive experiences.” International Journal of Nursing Students, 49(2), 220–29.

Shim, B., Landerman, L.R., & Davis, L. L. (2011). “Correlates of care relationship mutuality among carers of people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.” Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(8), 1729–38.

View Dr. Shim’s CV (PDF) for additional publications.

Bomin Shim instructing three undergraduate nursing students

Why I Teach at SPU

Bomin Shim, Associate Professor of Nursing

“I love teaching at SPU because I can journey with my students and colleagues, spiritually and holistically, person to person, as well as academically and intellectually. I cherish being a part of their lives, and love the moments we get to explore who or whose we are, not only what we do.”