College of Nursing
Dr. Fuller is a Contributing Faculty Member whose clinical area of expertise is in adult health/cardiovascular. Before entering teaching full time she was a CV Clinical Nurse Specialist in a large teaching hospital in Indianapolis. Her MSN is from Indiana University (Adult Health CNS) and she received her PhD in Educational Leadership for Changing Populations from Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. Dr. Fuller’s research background centers on developing best practices for teaching Culturally and Linguistically diverse nursing students from a mixed methods perspective. She has presented internationally, authored articles, and secured grant funding to establish programs aimed at implementation of evidence-based strategies that support nursing student success. She is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) with significant teaching experience at the Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate levels. Dr. Fuller believes that making connections and collaborating is essential to quality nursing education and works to incorporate those beliefs into her work as a nurse educator. As a Certified Transcultural Nurse – Advanced she acts on her beliefs that it is very important to provide culturally appropriate high-quality patient care. She has been a program leader of multiple study abroad programs to Latin American countries for nursing and other healthcare students with the intention to promote cultural sensitivity and humility in healthcare practitioners. Professionally, she is active in various professional nursing organizations such as the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, the Transcultural Nursing Society and Sigma Theta Tau, through board officer positions and committees. Her professional contributions also include serving as a peer-reviewer for several nursing journals and abstracts submitted for grants and professional presentations.