Dr. Adrienne Rochleau was recently recognized as the 2019 Morningside College Nursing Alumna of the Year and received the award at the 37th Annual Maud Adams Nursing Research Day held April 10 on the Morningside College Campus in Sioux City. She was the keynote speaker for the event.
Dr. Rochleau was also recently recognized by the Nebraska Action Coalition as being one of 40 recipients receiving the “40 under 40” award.
Award recipients are recognized for their contributions to leadership in the profession through clinical practice, education and teaching, administrative leadership, research, policy involvement or health care innovation.
Rochleau is a 2000 graduate of Denison-Schleswig High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2004. She then decided to pursue a career in nurse anesthesia and went on to earn a master’s degree and doctorate.
Rochleau worked full-time as a certified registered nurse anesthetist until 2014, then began working part-time in the operating room so she could enter the academic side of the nurse anesthesia profession. She is currently the Nurse Anesthesia Assistant Program Director at Clarkson College in Omaha, Neb.
Rochleau, who resides in Omaha, is the daughter of Nancy Bielenberg of Schleswig.