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School of Nursing Faculty

UIndy’s School of Nursing faculty are active in their field and bring decades of clinical experience in a wide range of specialties. Many are doctorally prepared and have excellent reputations for their leadership roles in health care communities locally, nationally and internationally. But as diverse as their experience may be, they are unified in their mission to provide you with a first-rate nursing education and to demonstrating the leadership skills needed for the future of patient care. You will be exposed to current issues and the latest technological advances in nursing. And because our faculty love teaching and truly care about your success, they will take time to meet with you outside of the classroom to help you with your coursework and encourage you.

Tia Bell, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Tia Bell

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 445
317-788-3321
belltl@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
Education, informatics, med-surg, progressive care nursing

Background
I worked in a large, urban acute care organization for 12 years gaining experience in med-surg and progressive care nursing as well as clinical and informatics education. I’ve spent the last 8 years in nursing professional development and facilitating clinical placements for nursing students by creating partnerships between health care and academic organizations.

Education
MSN, University of Indianapolis
BSN, Marian University
Nursing Professional Development—Board Certified (RN-BC), ANCC Certification
Nursing Informatics—Board Certified (RN-BC), ANCC Certification

Fun facts
I love small dogs.

Favorite thing about UIndy
I love UIndy’s commitment to student education and community service.

Cindy Bowers, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Dr. Cindy Bowers

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 444
317-788-6226
bowerscj@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
leadership, management, system organization, construction, Capstone, and neonatal intensive care nursing

Background
Worked as an RN for 15 years in neonatal intensive care nursing, caring for special patients ranging from 23 week premature neonates to full term critically ill infants. Spent two years as operational planning manager for new hospital construction, working with architects, contractors, organizational leaders, physicians, and nurses. Six years experience working as shared faculty for undergraduate nursing programs including management/leadership, Capstone coordinator, curriculum development, and liaison between universities and hospital organizations.

Education
DNP (in progress), University of Southern Indiana
MSN, University of Indianapolis
BSN, Indiana University
Certified Nurse Educator

Fun fact
I am not on Facebook.

Favorite thing about UIndy
Progressive education with utilization of evidenced-based practice.

Jennifer Carmack, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Jennifer Carmack

Assistant Professor
Schol of Nursing

Health Pavilion 433
317-788-3342
carmackjn@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
Adult medical-surgical nursing areas, such as gastrointestinal; neurosurgery; pancreas; oncology nursing; geriatrics.

Background
Worked as an RN for 10 years in mainly post-anesthetic care unit and adult medical-surgical care (gastrointestinal, oncology, pancreas, post-op, neurosurgery, geriatrics, and ear/neck/throat). Has worked as a hospital nurse educator in areas of pre-operative surgical unit, post-anesthesia care unit, and pre-operative medical clinic.

Education
MSN, University of Indianapolis
BSN, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Fun facts
I love reading, the autumn season, and Mario Brothers.

Favorite thing about UIndy
The devotion and support of the faculty for the students is tremendous on this campus. I am so proud to be part of this team and to help cultivate successful nurses for our future.

Rebecca Cartledge, Instructor, School of Nursing

Rebecca Cartledge

Instructor & Clinical Learning Centers Coordinator
Faith Community Nurse Educator
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 462
317-788-3503
rcartledge@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
nurse midwifery, transcultural nursing, faith community nursing, simulation education

Background
Has supported families through pregnancy and childbirth for more than 25 years. Leads students on international health care service learning trips to Ecuador, Belize and the Dominican Republic.

Research Interests
issues surrounding birth; simulation education; transcultural nursing

Education
Postgraduate certificate, Nurse-Midwifery, University of Indianapolis
MSN, Nursing Education, University of Indianapolis
BSN, Indiana University

Fun facts
I love all of creation, so if you can't find me, I am usually in a garden somewhere playing in the dirt (if not at a birth).

Favorite thing about UIndy
That I may share my faith with those around me.

Laura Darnell

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 439
317-788-2408
darnelll@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
Emergency Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Trauma/Neuro Nursing, Disaster Preparedness, Military Flight Nursing, Pharmacology and Nursing Leadership/Management

Background
I graduated with my ASN in 1992, started in a Hematology/Oncology unit, and later progressed to critical care and emergency nursing. I have worked mostly in Level I Trauma Centers. I obtained my BSN in 1997 after being in the USAFR and being required to advance my degree to remain in the service. I was a flight nurse and flight nurse instructor in the USAFR for an Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES) and during my final two years in service, I trained as a critical care air transport (CCAT) team member in the Aeromedical Staging Squadron (ASTS). I was a clinical manager for an emergency department and returned to school to obtain my MSN in Education. I graduated with my MSN in 2014. I have been in both proprietary and now university education for ASN and BSN programs. I am currently working on my DNP in Educational Leadership. Once complete, I plan to complete a post-masters certificate for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

Education
DNP (in progress), Educational Leadership, American Sentinel University
MSN, Educator Track, Chamberlain College of Nursing
BSN, Ball State University
ASN, Valencia Community College

Fun facts
I love dogs and cats. Our family is never without an animal.

Favorite thing about UIndy
The welcoming atmosphere and the autonomy provided me to teach my favorite subject - NURSING.

Susan Davidsen, Assistant Coordinator of Nursing Clinical Learning Center

Susan Davidsen

Assistant Coordinator of Nursing Clinical Learning Center
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 463
317-788-3503
davidsens@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
adult primary care, adult nurse practitioner, gerontological nurse practitioner

Background
Served as lecturer in the primary health care of the adult/adult nurse practitioner program (MSN) at Indiana University for 15 years. Varied clinical experiences include serving as an adult nurse practitioner at Metro Health, working in the adult intensive care unit and the adult medical-surgical unit, working in obstretics and in treatment of STIs at the Bell Flower Clinic.

Research Interests
older adults

Education
Post-Master's Certificate, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Indiana University
MSN, Primary Health Care of the Adult/Nurse Practitioner, Indiana University
BSN, Pittsburg State University

Fun facts
I love mountain biking on beginner trails.

Favorite thing about UIndy
The friendliness of the students and staff, and clean language!

Petra Davison

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 427
317-788-3403
davisonp@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
Mental health nursing, primarily geriatric mental health

Background
Worked as an RN 8 years in mainly mental health nursing. Has also worked in medical-surgical care, cardiac critical care, rehabilitation, and correctional care. Before nursing, worked in residence life as a Residence Hall Director.

Education
MSN, Ball State University
MA, Ball State University
BSN, Ball State University
BS, Western Illinois University

Fun facts
I love to be create things with my hands and am involved with crafts and even do a few craft shows a year, I enjoy reading, spending time with friends and family, I have 3 fur babies, and my husband and I love to travel as much as we can.

Favorite thing about UIndy
I love the quest for discovery and excellence that the students, faculty, and staff all aspire.

Karen Elsea, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Karen Elsea

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Program Director
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 434
317-788-3788
kelsea@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
nursing leadership, medical-surgical nursing, community-based nursing

Background
Strong practice background in medical-surgical nursing. Areas of experience include gerontology, chronic renal failure, diabetes and orthopedics. Former nurse manager in medical-surgical nursing. Currently practices in home health nursing. Serves on the leadership committee for Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Epsilon chapter as an eligibility advisor.

Research Interests
leadership clinical experiences for undergraduate BSN students; simulation in nursing education

Education
MSN, Nursing Administration, Indiana University
BSN, Ball State University

Fun facts
I played collegiate-level softball for Ball State University.

Favorite thing about UIndy
The friendly atmosphere.

Christie Flint

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 429
317-788-3461
cshoaf@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
pharmacology, critical care nursing

Education
MSN, University of Phoenix
MBA, University of Phoenix
RN, University of Indianapolis

Fun facts
I love to write and hope to one day publish a novel.

Favorite thing about UIndy
Small class sizes and getting to know the students.

Sara Germann

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 430
317-788-5936
germanns@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
Adult/geriatric nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing, Nutrition, Health Assessment, Pharmacology, Health and Wellness

Background
Worked as a registered nurse for 17 years in medical-surgical, critical care and emergency nursing. Worked as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in geriatrics and advanced wound care. Experience in nursing education with emphasis on areas of adult nursing, medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology, health assessment and pathophysiology. Past President and current Treasurer of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Research Interests
Health and wellness promotion, geriatrics, complementary/alternative interventions

Education
DNP (in progress), Purdue University
MSN, Adult Nurse Practitioner Program, Ohio State University
BSN, University of Kentucky

Fun facts
I am a registered yoga teacher and work with animal rescue!

Favorite thing about UIndy
I love the community that UIndy has both on campus and in the surrounding neighborhood!

Norma Hall, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dr. Norma Hall

Dean, School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 254
317-788-3206
hallne@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
nursing leadership, medical-surgical nursing, community-based nursing

Background
Strong practice background in critical care nursing. Areas of experience include cardiovascular nursing, critical care, emergency nursing, nursing leadership and management. Former nurse manager in cardiovascular step-down unit. Currently practices in emergency nursing.

Research Interests
patient safety, education, collaborative practices

Education
DNP, University of Southern Indiana
MSN, Nursing Administration, University of Indianapolis
BSN, Indiana Wesleyan University
ASN, Indiana State University

Fun facts
I travel all around the country to attend Renaissance fairs.

Favorite thing about UIndy
The small class size—it allows me to get to know my students personally.

Dr. Kathy Hetzler, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dr. Kathy Hetzler

Coordinator of the Accelerated Bachelor's Program (ABSN)
Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 459
317-788-3203
hetzlerk@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
community health, oncology, simulation education, transcultural healthcare mission trips, faith community nursing

Background
Began her career as a charge nurse on the medical floor of a rural hospital and then moved into other positions including nursing supervisor, oncology coordinator, hospice coordinator, ACLS/PALS coordinator, and ER nurse. Has been an advanced practice registered nurse board certified (APRN-BC) in community/public health since 2007 and conducts health promotion programs for improved healthy behaviors. Experienced in home and hospice care. Has been an oncology certified nurse (OCN) since 2003, and has developed cancer support groups for adults and children with cancer. Served as oncology coordinator for a rural community, with duties such as overseeing chemotherapy and developing teaching material. Volunteered for the American Cancer Society (ACS) as a train-the-trainer at the national level and has participated in the revision of the "I Can Cope" program. Served as board president for the local ACS and started the county-wide Relay for Life event. Has written, developed and instituted several simulations including end-of-life, pre-chemo patient care, orthopedic, diabetes and domestic abuse. Leads nursing students in health care mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Ecuador, and is in the planning phase of developing a health care mission trip to Belize. Served as a founding parish nurse (now known as a faith community nurse) for a rural Catholic Church. Currently sits on the board of the Indiana Center for Parish Nurses (ICPN) and teaches faith community nursing courses at UIndy. Achieved her dream of becoming a nurse educator in 2003 as an adjunct faculty member for Indiana University Kokomo. Began working at UIndy in 2007 as an assistant professor for the School of Nursing. Has presented twice at the national level related to simulation, with poster presentations on health promotion in the community and leadership.

Research Interests
health promotion activities to reduce the incident of childhood obesity; mentoring as a factor in creating leaders; use of simulation to increase the quality and safety of health care

Education
DNP, University of Southern Indiana
MSN, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
BSN, Indiana University Kokomo
ASN, Indiana University Kokomo

Fun facts
I have snorkeled in the Dominican Republic, zip-lined in Ecuador, climbed Hanging Lake Mountain in Colorado and have taken a Scandinavian Cruise.

Favorite thing about UIndy
The small but mighty size of UIndy—faculty work together and the student-to-professor ratio is small.

Karen Hirsch, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dr. Karen Hirsch

Assistant Professor
Faith Community Nurse
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 419
317-788-3424
khirsch@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
cardiac, neuro and emergency nursing; community health; pathophysiology; adult and community education

Background
Expertise primarily in classroom and clinical instruction at the senior student level and with non-traditional students. Has taught many of the courses within the BSN program, and also has been involved in teaching adults in the RN to BSN and AMP programs. Course-related project development is a favorite activity that provides a professional outlet for creative talents.

Research Interests
university-level integration of teaching techniques commonly associated with differentiated instruction; student engagement via use of social media; comparison studies of the effectiveness of simulation on clinical decision-making and laboratory performance

Education
EdD, Adult and Community Education, Ball State University
MSN, Nursing Education (Critical Care), Ball State University
ASN, University of Indianapolis
BA, Accounting, Anderson University

Fun facts
I am a former CPA for a larger accounting firm, a lover of dachshunds, and an excellent baker of chocolate goodies.

Favorite thing about UIndy
That special warmth and goodness that the people of UIndy seem to have. It draws us together and makes us a strong, unified School of Nursing.

Dr. Karen Iseminger, Professor, School of Nursing

Dr. Karen Iseminger

Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 417
317-788-6720
kiseminger@uindy.edu
Barbara Kelly, Director of the Koval Center for Health and Wellness, School of Nursing

Barbara Kelly

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 420
317-788-3458
bkelly@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
family primary care, health wellness assessment, health policy and advocacy, practice management administration

Background
Past president of the Indiana State Nurses Association and board member for eight years. Currently serves as board member for the Indiana Action Coalition State Steering Committee, whose purpose is to implement the Institute of Medicine report on the future of nursing for Indiana. Lead author of white paper "Advanced Practice Nurse Reimbursement and Scope of Practice in Indiana."

Research Interests
health outcomes for primary care

Education
Post master's degree, Clinical Specialist in Primary Health Care, Indiana University
MSN, Adult Biodissonance, Indiana University
BS, Nursing, Purdue University
AS, Technology/ Nursing, Purdue University

Fun facts
I am the middle child of ten children. I also love dogs and making wine.

Favorite thing about UIndy
The people who work here and the engaged students who make my work meaningful.

Stephanie Kemery, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Stephanie Kemery

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 437
317-788-3543
kemerys@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
adult medical-surgical, end of life care, LGBT health

Background
Worked as an RN on multiple inpatient units including: hematology/oncology, medical-surgical, post-cardiac catheterization, and progressive care. Several years’ experience as night shift house supervisor prior to becoming faculty at UIndy.

Education
PhD (in progress), The Catholic University of America
MSN, University of Indianapolis
BSN, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health (in progress), Drexel University
Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse (CMSRN)

Fun facts
I volunteer at several local non-profits, both healthcare and non-healthcare related.

Favorite thing about UIndy
I have the best colleagues in the world. Everyone is committed to learning new ways to teach in order to prepare our students to provide exceptional patient care.

Dr. Donna Konradi, Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Donna Konradi

Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 423
317-788-2144
dkonradi@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
health policy; educational assessment and evaluation; health-related decision making; human subjects protections; research design

Background
Nurse educator with more than 30 years of experience (18 years of experience in graduate programs). Certified nurse educator (National League for Nursing Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program) since 2006. Grant proposal reviewer at the national level for initiatives related to nursing education outcomes and population-based health promotion. Ongoing engagement over the past 12 years in the peer review process for conference abstract submissions to various professional organizations, including the Midwest Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau International and National League for Nursing. Published more than 20 manuscripts in nursing and allied health professional journals. Professional presentations include peer-reviewed research at national and international professional conferences. Konradi has also served as commencement speaker, keynote speaker, corporate speaker and national webinar presenter. Engaged in professional and community service at the corporate and professional board of directors level for more than 15 years. Recipient of the American Nurses Association 2000 Research in Practice Award for the study titled "Walking for Exercise Self-Efficacy Appraisal by Adults Age 65 and Older."

Research Interests
Principal investigator for funded and published (peer-reviewed) research projects focusing on issues related to health promotion and older adults. Member of multiple research teams for published (peer-reviewed) research projects focusing on topics related to nursing education.

Education
PhD, Nursing with minor concentration in Philosophy, Indiana University School of Nursing
MS, Nursing with minor concentration in Nursing Education, University of Illinois at the Health Science Center
BS, Nursing, Northern Illinois University

Fun facts
I have two beautiful standard poodles named Emma and Bella.

Favorite thing about UIndy
Ted Polk's cuisine.

Caron MacPherson, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Caron MacPherson

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 436
317-788-3452
macphersonc@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
obstetrics

Background
Worked as an RN for seven years in Mother/Baby then as a Clinical Nurse Educator for two years. Areas of interest include working with diverse populations and innovative ways to develop nursing expertise.

Education
MSN, University of Indianapolis
BSN, Indiana University

Fun facts
I love gardening, playing games, and doing yoga.

Favorite thing about UIndy
I am grateful for the people I work with and the honor of being able to help develop tomorrow’s nurses.

Shannon Moore, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Shannon Moore

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 421
317-788-2557
shmoore@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
Neonatal Intensive Care and Simulation

Background
Worked as a Registered Nurse for 12 years in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Have performed simulations in a variety of educational settings for the past 3 years.

Education
MSN, University of Indianapolis
BSN, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis

Fun facts
I have a huge heart for rescue dogs. Currently I have two handicapped dogs; Eva (who has trouble walking) and Alexis (blind).

Favorite thing about UIndy
How close-knit the faculty and students are within the School of Nursing.

Briyana Morrell

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 438
317-788-3336
morrellb@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
adult medical-surgical nursing areas, such as emergency and disaster nursing; lung disorders; liver and renal problems; AIDS/HIV

Background
Worked as an RN for 38 years in mainly Immediate care and adult medical-surgical care (ortho, oncology, renal, post-op, cardiac and respiratory). Has worked as a family nurse practitioner since 1998 in areas of occupational health and AIDS care, and also with the UIndy Student Health Center.

Education
Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC), ANCC Certification, Ball State
MSN, Indiana University
BSN, Purdue University
ASN, Purdue University

Fun facts
I love dogs, sunflowers and zombie movies.

Favorite thing about UIndy
The students are the best. I am so proud of our graduates—they have a great reputation in Indianapolis.

Jody Perez, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Jody Perez

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 461
317-788-3787
jperez@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
midwifery, women's health

Background
Experienced in many areas of nursing, including trauma/ICU, ER, cardiac, dialysis (acute and chronic), OB/midwifery and women's health. Has personally attended more than 3,000 births. Provides services to attorneys as a certified legal nurse consultant and assists them in medical malpractice cases.

Research Interests
International maternal/neonatal care and morbidity/mortality, natural childbirth, cultural diversity in childbirth practices (I was born and raised in Amish country!)

Education
MSN, Midwifery, Philadelphia University
Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery, Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
BSN, Houston Baptist University
Associate of Arts, Gulf Coast Bible College

Fun facts
I was a cheerleader from sixth grade through my freshman year of college, and I had four babies in four and a half years!

Favorite thing about UIndy
Small class sizes that allow for close interaction between students and faculty; family atmosphere; the beautiful campus and progressive attitudes and goals!

Rebecca Renner, Instructor, School of Nursing

Rebecca Renner

Assistant Professor
Grant Coordinator
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 422
317-788-6144
rennerrl@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
medical-surgical nursing of adults; nutrition; fundamentals of nursing; simulation in nursing education

Background
Expertise in surgical and peri-operative health care, with more than 30 years of experience as an educator. Co-investigator on four funded research projects. Recipient of the Karen Iseminger CARE Award and IUH/UOR Nurse of the Year Award. Committee member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, National League for Nursing & Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) and health care mission team member to Haiti.

Research Interests
experiential learning; evaluation of simulation in nursing education

Education
MSN, Nursing Education, University of Indianapolis
BSN, Loma Linda University
ASN, Loma Linda University

Fun facts
I love gardening, beagles and the beach.

Favorite thing about UIndy
It has the feel of a closely-knit neighborhood.

Dr. Linda Rodebaugh, Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Linda Rodebaugh

Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 431
317-788-3322
lsrodebaugh@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
pediatrics, end-of-life care, nutrition

Background
Hospice volunteer for children's grief with Caterpillar Kids and Camp Healing Tree. Serves on the Supervisory Board for Camp Healing Tree. ELNEC Trainer (End-of Life Nurse Educator Consortium)

Research Interests
pediatric nursing, end-of-life care

Education
EdD, Adult and Community Education, cognate in Higher Education, Ball State University
MSN, Nursing of Children at Risk, minor in Teacher Education, IUPUI
BSN, Nursing, University of Indianapolis
ASN, Nursing, University of Indianapolis

Fun facts
I love dogs! I have two spoiled dachshunds.

Favorite thing about UIndy
Getting to know the students and helping them reach their career goals of becoming a registered nurse, as well as the caring community atmosphere of UIndy. 

Dr. Barbara Rusk

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 414
317-788-3462
ruskb@uindy.edu
Dr. Wendy Stoelting-Gettelfinger, Family Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinator, School of Nursing

Dr. Wendy Stoelting-Gettelfinger

Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 415
317-788-6116
stoeltinggett@uindy.edu
Linda Strickland, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dr. Linda Strickland

Coordinator, Neonatal Nurse Practioner Track
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 441
317-788-3332
stricklandl@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
neonatal nursing

Background
First board certified critical care neonatal nurse practitioner in Indiana. Received the Edwin L. Gresham Award and the Award for Excellence in Practice and Service for the State of Indiana. Currently a practicing NNP and assistant professor.

Research Interests
clinical neonatal, interprofessional practice,  international health care

Education
DNP, University of Southern Indiana
MSN, Indiana University School of Nursing
ASN, Ventura College

Dr. Jane Toon, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dr. Jane Toon

Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 460
317-788-4961
jtoon@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
medical-surgical and critical care nursing 

Background
Served as a staff nurse in the Community Health Network in Indianapolis for 20 years, specializing in medical-surgical, critical care, dialysis and outpatient surgery. Began teaching full time in the Accelerated Master's Program at UIndy in 2009. Currently serves on the faculty senate and is co-chair of multiple UIndy and School of Nursing committees.  

Research Interests
transition into nursing practice (new nursing graduate mentoring, nursing residency programs); new nursing faculty mentoring (has presented work on new graduate nurse mentoring at the University of Southern Indiana Research Conference and at UIndy's School of Nursing Scholar's Day) 

Education
DNP, University of Southern Indiana
MSN, Indiana University 
BSN, University of Indianapolis

Fun facts
I enjoy outdoor activities, music, and trying new and unique restaurants.

Favorite thing about UIndy
I like that UIndy is a small academic community that is committed to getting to know students personally and participating in their personal and professional development. It is very rewarding to be a part of the UIndy family!

Julianne Wright, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Julianne Wright

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Health Pavilion 453
317-788-3381
juwright@uindy.edu

Areas of Expertise
critical care, medical-surgical nursing

Background
Has more than 30 years of experience in health care. Started her career in cardiovascular testing, education and cardiac impedance research studies. Served as a staff nurse for 20 years at Community Hospital South. Former nursing instructor at Ivy Tech Bloomington. 

Research Interests
cardiac auscultation, nursing assessments

Education
DNP in progress at the University of Southern Indiana, expected graduation in May 2015
MSN, University of Southern Indiana 
BSN, University of Indianapolis
BS, Ball State University

Fun facts
I love to golf!

Favorite thing about UIndy
Theater productions.