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Idaho State University

Lucus Christoffersen, MSN/L, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, TCRN

A picture of faculty member Lucas Christoffersen

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Nursing
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave Stop 8101
Pocatello, ID 83209-8101

Office: Beckley 319 – Pocatello Campus
Phone: 208-282-3101


  • A.D. in Nursing, Idaho State University
  • B.S. in Nursing, Boise State University
  • M.S. in Nursing Leadership/Management, Western Governors University
  • Ed.D. in Instructional Design, Idaho State University (In Progress)
Research Interests
  • Improving rural population access to emergency medicine
  • Increasing education for trauma and critical care at rural facilities
  • Creating education for community members surrounding emergency/trauma prevention


Lucus C. Christoffersen, MSN/L, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN TCRN, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing in the College of Nursing, Idaho State University. Professor Christoffersen specializes in Critical Care, Emergency, and Trauma nursing. He teaches Adult Health I and II, along with Adult Health Clinical and Professional Nursing Capstone. He has been in the nursing field since 2008, working in intensive care, emergency, and trauma. He has worked in Level 1 trauma centers as well as small, rural facilities. He has been an Emergency Department Manager, Educator, and worked with Life Flight Ground Transport. He has board certifications in Emergency, Pediatric Emergency, and Critical Care Nursing. He serves as an article reviewer for the Journal of Emergency Nursing, along with test-item writing and book reviewer for ENA publications and certification exams. He is a BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and ENPC instructor, along with being a course director for TNCC and ENPC, as well as ENA faculty. He currently serves as the President of the Utah Emergency Nurses Association (2015-2017) and is a member of the ENA, AACN, NLN, and STN. He received his ADN from Idaho State University, BSN from Boise State University, and MSN in Leadership/Management from Western Governors University. He is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program in Instructional Design at Idaho State University with a graduation date of May 2019.

Featured Scholarship & Publications


Rural Emergency Management. Idaho State University Inter-Professional Education Conference. Boise, Pocatello, and Coeur d'Alene, ID. March 5, 12, and April 9, 2017. (Podium Session).

"Preparing Rural Emergency Departments for Critically-Ill Patients", International Conference and Exhibition on Nursing, San Diego, CA. November 19-21, 2018. (Podium Session and Organizing Committee Member).

Naughty Neonates and Problematic Pediatrics; New Trends in Emergency Medicine. Emergency Medicine Conference. Pocatello, ID. June 24 - 24, 2017. (Podium Session).


"Rural Emergency, Trauma, and Critical Care Management: Preparing Facilities to Care for Criticallyill Patients", Emergency Nursing 2018, London, UK. July 16-17, 2018. (Podium Session and Session Chair).


Face-to-Face vs. Online Lecture: A Review of Literature. Idaho State University Research Day. Pocatello, ID. April 21, 2017.