Iris Cornell

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Iris Cornell has been a nurse for over 40 years. She has been in academia for approximately 15 years. Her academic experiences include working in online nursing programs with prelicensure BSN, post-licensure BSN, second degree online and campus-based, as a clinical instructor for ADN and BSN students, a Dean for an RN to BSN program online, faculty manager for an online program with over 1000 students and 150 instructors, preceptor for MSN, BSN, and ADN students. She also works with DNP, Ph.D., and Ed.D. students in the final phases of their programs. Additionally, she teaches MSN students in a Nurse Executive online program. She also Peer Reviews for Sage Publications.

Dr. Cornell's academic focus is to facilitate academic success for students accomplished through a collaborative and holistic approach to the teaching and learning process to enhance the student in accomplishing their educational goals. She promotes a learning environment where trust, communication, and respect are essential. She also uses knowledge and skills to encourage students to reach out when clarification is needed and promotes critical thinking through role modeling. She challenges yet guides. She thoroughly enjoys what she does.

Courses Taught

NURS 6053 - Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership

NURS 6201 - Leadership in Nursing and Health Care

NURS 6221 - Managing Human Resources


PhD, Capella University

MSN, Walden University

BSN, University of Michigan-Flint

AAS, Mott Community College

Public Service

Catholic Parish Mass Parishioner Care, Member - Davison

Disaster Planning Member, Member -

Awards / Honors

Daisy Award, , 2009

Pi Alpha, Mott College, 1981

Genesys Scholarly Recognition , Genesys Medical Center, 2008


Cornell, I. G. (2011). Test anxiety and academic performance in nursing: The effects of a test taking intervention.


Cornell, I. (2014). Digital Portfolios: Capturing the Journey. Rasmussen College

Cornell, I. (2015). Feast or Famine on Constructive Feedback. Rasmussen College