Hoogerwerf has experience as a surgical nurse in a level one trauma hospital. She was also a preceptor for registered nurses and surgical techs in the operating room. She has worked in knowledge management, primary and secondary business research, market analysis, competitive intelligence, database creation, and corporate training. Hoogerwerf came to Marian University in 1999, and taught MIS 101 to business students and ran two computer labs on campus and became the director of instructional technology. With the help of students, they created technology classrooms, upgraded the computer labs on campus, trained faculty and staff, and assisted students in the computer labs.
In 2007, Hoogerwerf came to the Leighton School of Nursing to oversee the Louis C. Gatto Nursing Resource Center, the simulation lab, and our first SimMan. Since the spring of 2011, she has been the coordinator of special projects for the dean of the Leighton School of Nursing.
Hoogerwerf has been teaching Nursing Informatics for our Online Accelerated BSN Program since 2010.