April Roe, MSN, RN

Training Center Coordinator


April Roe is the Nursing Practice Leader and Training Center Coordinator in the Emergency Medical Services Learning Resources Center (EMSLRC).  April started her career in nursing in 1986 receiving a Diploma as a RN from St. Luke’s School of Nursing.  She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Health Arts from the University of St. Francis, her Master of Nursing with Nurse Educator focus and Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Health Systems focus both from the University of Iowa, College of Nursing.

Her clinical background includes adult hematology/oncology, many years as a PICU nurse at the University of Minnesota, and NICU at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  She has held various nursing leadership roles throughout her career including; assistant nurse manager, Director of Nursing Professional Practice, and Nursing Practice Specialist and Patient Safety Officer.  She returned to the University of Iowa in her current role in February of 2020.  In addition to her role as the NPL and Training Center Coordinator, she teaches BLS, ACLS and PALS courses and assists when needed in the NCEC.  She is also adjunct faculty for the College of Nursing.

April is married and has two grown children, and four fur children.  When she is not working in the EMSLRC or teaching for the college, she enjoys reading, riding bike, and golfing with her husband.