Chiavaras, Lea

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Assistant Professor - Nursing

Lea Chiavaras MSN, APRN, GNP-BC.

Assistant Professor - Nursing

BA in Nursing from Carroll College, 2005. MSN from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2010. GNP-BC 2010.

Lea started her career in healthcare as a nurse assistant in 2000. After graduating from Carroll College in 2005, she worked on a hematology/oncology and blood and marrow transplant floor at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. She then transitioned to work in the liver transplant/medical/surgical ICU at Mayo Clinic. In 2010, Lea graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a MSN, and earned her Gerontological Nurse Practitioner’s license. She worked for several years in the Twin Cities before she and her family moved back to Helena, Montana. Lea returned to Carroll as adjunct faculty for the Critical Care Specialty Program in 2017. She moved into the RN Lab/Simulation Facilitator position in January 2018 and transitioned to the Faculty role for the Accelerated Nursing track in May 2021.

 Lea enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling, and any activity in the mountains.