Gabe Warren

Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Gabe Warren ’06 regards his career in nursing as an extension of his former role as an offensive
lineman on the Hope College football team: protecting and serving the team.
He majored at Hope in exercise science, and at first had his eye on a career in biomechanics. As
an upperclassman, though, he became intrigued by how the body responds and adapts to
illness. So, not long after graduating, he went back to school to prepare for a career in nursing,
which he recognized would integrate his commitment to acts of service with his interest in the
physical processes of disease and recovery.
From 2011 through mid–2023, Professor Warren served in a variety of nursing roles at Holland
Hospital, a mile and a half from Hope’s campus. For the first seven years, he cared for patients
in the intensive care unit and telemetry unit (the cardiac unit). Later he moved into
administrative positions, including on the quality improvement team and with Medicare and
Medicaid registries. In 2021, he had the opportunity to lead professional development
workshops for his fellow nurses, which drew on the certificate in nursing education he earned
as part of his master's degree program. In 2023, he joined the Hope College Department of
Nursing as a full-time faculty member. He continues to work part-time at Holland Hospital as a
rapid response nurse, assisting in any unit of the hospital as needs arise during his shifts.
Professor Warren’s courses focus on medical and surgical nursing care of adults, including
critical care. He encourages student discussion in his classes, to generate student's critical
thinking so they train their mental connections and later, on the job, can retrieve information
that they learned in nursing skills courses, and apply it.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Adult medical, surgical and acute care
  • Quality improvement
  • Professional development for nurses


  • M.S., nursing, Ferris State University, 2021
  • B.S., nursing, Ferris State University, 2021
  • A.D.N., nursing, Moraine Valley Community College, Illinois, 2011
  • B.A., exercise science, Hope College, 2006


  • “The Acute Effect of Whole-body Vibration on the Vertical Jump Height”, with W. J.
    Armstrong, D. C. Grinnell, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2010
  • “The Acute Effect of Whole-body Vibration on the Hoffman Reflex”, with W. J.
    Armstrong et al., Journal of Strength and Conditioning Reflex, 2008

Outside the College

Professor Warren is a small town guy — he grew up in a rural community near Lansing,
Michigan. He, his wife, Christine ’06, and their two children live in Hamilton, a small town south
of Holland. He coaches football and baseball in Hamilton's community recreation program.
They enjoy outdoor sports, from Lake Michigan and its beaches in the summer to skiing and
playing in the snow come wintertime. He's a Michigan State University Spartans fan, and (of
course) roots for Hope College teams, too.

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Gabe Warren

Phone Number616.395.7420

A. Paul Schaap Science Center Room 1112 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423
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