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August 24, 2016, 2:55 PM EST

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Linda Wallace, Ed.D, R.N.
Dean of School of Nursing

Office: KE 220
Phone: (765)-455-9288
E-mail: lwallace@iuk.edu

A little about me:

I have been a registered nurse since 1976 and have worked in intensive care, coronary care, cardiac catheterization lab and  home health, and have been a nurse manager of a pediatric unit and a medical unit, as well as a nursing supervisor.  I have also been a hospital based nurse educator and taught at another university.  Because my husband was a career military officer I had opportunities to work in Elizabethtown Kentucky, Louisville Kentucky, Caribou Maine, Minot North Dakota, Santa Maria California and of course Kokomo Indiana.

I have taught at IU Kokomo since 1992- mostly in health assessment, management, critical care, cultural studies, and RN to BSN and MSN courses.  I also teach Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and other courses at area hospitals.  In the past I served as an advisor for Student Nurses Christian Fellowship and as campus liaison for our international honor society in nursing- Sigma Theta Tau and would be glad to talk with you about any of these organizations!  Dr. Marlene Greskamp ( mgreskam@iuk.edu ) is now the advisor/liaison for both of these organizations.

Since 2000 I have directed a faculty and student exchange to and from a school of nursing in Jeonju South Korea.  We have a Korean Culture and Healthcare course each spring- if you are looking for an elective I hope you will consider taking it!  Taking this elective makes you eligible to apply to go for a one to two week exchange experience to Korea in the summer. Nursing students from Korea come to IU Kokomo in the spring so you will likely get a chance to meet some of them! Dr. Lucy Tormoehlen ( ltormoeh@iuk.edu ) is now the leader of this exchange program.

In spring we also have a Hispanic Culture and Healthcare course.  I have also had the privilege of working with Ambassadors for Children and co-leading a student service learning trip to Guatemala.  Over spring break students in the Hispanic course who wish for a more practical hands-on experience will have an opportunity to go on a service learning trip.  Professor Christine Taff (cmtaff@iuk.edu) will be able to answer your questions about this opportunity!

It is amazing to me all of the places I have been and all of the things I have been able to do as an RN.  I hope you will find your passion in nursing as well! As nurses we walk on the holy ground of people's lives, it is a sacred trust!  Year after year the Harris Poll finds that nurses are the most trusted of all professionals in the United States.  That is an honor that we earn with every encounter.

The best way to reach me is by email ( lwallace@iuk.edu ).


Dr. Linda Wallace, EdD, RN, CNE, NEA-BC
Dean, Associate Professor & Director of International Studies

Last updated: 07/21/2016