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Shelly Burns

Indiana University East School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Hayes Hall 244
(765) 973-8635


  • D.N.P., Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. 2017
  • M.S.N., area of concentration: Education, Ball State University, 2013
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Indiana University East, 2000
  • A.S.N., Nursing, Kettering College of Medical Arts, 1982

Current Teaching Interests

Building first year nursing students classroom and clinical experiences

Current Scholarly/Research Interests

Integrating digital clinical experience into the classroom, bringing clinical to class

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Reid Hospital Innovation Center; education staff, 2013-2017
  • Indiana University East School of Nursing, adjunct faculty, 2012-13
  • Tri-Village Schools; School Nurse Substitute, 2008-13
  • Miami Valley Career Tech Joint Vocational School District Adult Education, adjunct education faculty, 2008-12
  • Reid Hospital, Richmond, Indiana; staff nurse; 1998-2015
  • Wayne Hospital, Greenville, Ohio; staff nurse, 1982-98

Selected Offices Held in National/International Professional Organizations

  • Indiana League of Nursing 2014-current
  • National League of Nursing 2012-current
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2000-current

Professional Activities

  • IUE SON Summer Sample of Nursing Skills & Simulation Camp 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Piloting implementation of Fundamentals / Practicum in ER Spring 2014
  • Integration of new technology into classroom – Shadow Health / Health Assessment Fall 2014
  • NLN Summit Sept 17-20, 2014 including poster presentation “Flight of the first year nursing student: Rebuild your programs first year fundamental experience”
  • Integration of new technology into classroom – Shadow Health Pharmacology Spring 2015
  • NLN Summit Sept 30-Oct 3, 2015 poster presentation “Deliberate practice: Bridging pharmacology and innovative technology in a virtual environment”
  • National Webinar Shadow Health Pharmacology Key Note Speaker 10/12/2015, 11/3/2016
  • Presentation “A Sharp Eye for Egypt” 2016
  • Presentation “American Red Cross “There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer” 2016
  • Presentation “Can we predict an opioid crisis?” 2017

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • IUE Teach Award for New Faculty 2017
  • Teaching Excellence Award National Leadership and Success Honor Society 2016
  • Reid Hospital's Nurse Excellence Award, 2006
  • Reid Hospital Ambassador, 2005


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