Dr. Misty Wilkie-Condiff is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota. She grew up on multiple reservations in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. As a minority nurse, she is interested in mentoring minority students seeking a career in health care.
For the last decade she has been a college instructor. She has taught in ADN, BSN, and MSN programs. She currently is an Assistant Professor at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. Prior to teaching, Dr. Wilkie-Condiff was a Maternal-Child Health coordinator, a medical-surgical and emergency room nurse, and a graduate research assistant.
In addition to her passion for mentoring minority students, Dr. Wilkie-Condiff has devoted her research to learning more about the organ donation and transplantation process in American Indians. Her current research project will be to understand the quality of life after organ donation or transplantation surgery for members of two Ojibwe tribes.
Dr. Wilkie-Condiff earned her Associate in Science degree in Nursing in 1997 (Hibbing Community College), a BSN in 2001 (Bemidji State University), a MSN in 2003 (University of North Dakota) and a PhD in 2009 (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities). She currently serves on the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the American Indian Work Group for AMAT, and the President Elect of National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association.
She is married to Rich and is blessed with 3 children: Zachary, Quinn and Avaya