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Professional Biography: Desire Reinken

Desiree ReinkenMSN, APRN, NP-C

Desiree Reinken, MSN, APRN, NP-C, has been working at CEUFast Inc since 2021 as an author and became a full-time Nurse Planner in 2022. She has been an NP-C for two years and an RN for almost nine years. She has a background in emergency nursing, quality/preventative nursing, and nursing education.

She is a current third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado (Anschutz Medical Campus) with a research focus on glioblastoma. She aims to understand the lived experience of patients diagnosed with this terminal disease while focusing on concepts such as uncertainty, loss of authenticity, and resilience. Her anticipated graduation year is 2024. She is also finishing up classes for her Nursing Education Certificate.

Desiree is in her fourth year volunteering for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. In those four years, she has served as her flotilla's secretary, vice flotilla commander, and diversity officer. She is also a division-level diversity officer.

Desiree serves as a member of university committees and organizations such as Future Voices, the Student Affairs Committee, and the Research, Evidence, and Discovery Committee. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are important aspects of Desiree's life, and she also serves as a member on DEI committees at her university. She is a dedicated member of Sigma Theta Tau and Alpha Kappa at-Large. She is also a Graduate Nurse Student Academy (GNSA) Liaison for the University of Colorado (Anschutz Medical Campus). Desiree plans to dedicate her future to nurse planning, research, and academia.


  • Duzan, A., Reinken, D., McGomery, T. L., Ferencz, N. M., Plummer, J. M., & Basti, M. M. (2023). Endocannabinoids are potential inhibitors of glioblastoma multiforme proliferation. Journal of integrative medicine, S2095-4964(23)00005-5. Advance online publication.
  • Reinken, D. N., & Reed, S. M. (2022). Mishel's uncertainty in illness theory: Informing nursing diagnoses and care planning. International journal of nursing knowledge, 10.1111/2047-3095.12406. Advance online publication.