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Desiree Hoffman

Desiree Hoffman

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Email: hoffmand1@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2634
Office: SHS 122


Education: BSN, University of Evansville, 2013; MSN, University of Louisville, 2015. At SPU since 2019.

Mrs. Desiree T. Hoffman started teaching at SPU as an adjunct faculty member in January 2019 before becoming an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She previously taught at Bellarmine University, located in Louisville, Kentucky, as a clinical instructor in the accelerated BSN program. She is currently a doctoral student at Loyola University Chicago in the PhD in Nursing program, where her research interest is in retention strategies to promote a healthy transition in undergraduate nursing students.

Mrs. Hoffman graduated in 2013 from the University of Evansville with her BSN, and then in 2015 from the University of Louisville with her MSN. Her MSN focused in Nursing Education. Her clinical background is in medical-surgical and ortho-trauma nursing. Her passion for students stems from the memorable relationships she developed with her professors throughout her educational career, including with professors who still serve as her mentors today.

Mrs. Hoffman teaches undergraduate students in fundamentals of nursing, med-surg, health promotion, leadership, and professional nursing synthesis. 



Why I Teach at SPU

Desiree Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Nursing

"At SPU, I get to live out my motto, Noblesse Oblige, ‘To whom much is given, much is expected.’ I’ve been blessed to use the knowledge I have gained to care for the vulnerable. I consider it a privilege to share this knowledge and my experiences to empower future nurses. I teach at SPU because I value having the opportunity to do life with my students, just as Jesus did with His disciples."