Associate Professor

May Kristin Valen

Field of work

Ph.D. fellow in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Haugesund campus. Research topic; Nursing students' competence development in palliation through simulation and clinical practice.

Attended the European Academy of Nursing Science Research School 2016 - 2018.

Master of Clinical Health Work from Buskerud University College 2010. A qualitative study of experienced nurses' description of knowledge development through participation in a competence network in cancer care and palliative care.

Clinical experience from the medical department at Haukeland University Hospital 1991 - 1993, Stavanger University Hospital 1993-1996, Helse- Fonna 1996-2010.

Employed at HVL since 2008. Course coordinator from 2012 - 2015.

Member of Helse Vest's network for resource persons in cancer care and palliative care.

Courses taught
  • Medical and surgical nursing
  • Palliativ care
  • End of life care
  • Simulation
  • Skills training
Research areas
  • Nursing education
Research groups