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About Deborah Poling

I am the Director of Graduate Nursing Programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). I have served as a faculty member for many years. I have had a variety of experiences throughout my career including being the Nurse Practitioner Director of two Elementary School Based Health Clinics, a Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner, a Medical-Surgical Nurse and a Community Health Specialist.
I obtained my RN at Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus, OH. My BS at IPFW, MSN at IUPUI, where I became a Nurse Practitioner and my PhD at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO.
My research interests include Interprofessional Education and Practice, and Care Coordination.
Indiana University- Purdue University Graduate Nursing: Launching New Horizons 2015. $2250
Purdue University International Travel Grant 2012. $2000
American Association of Medical Schools Innovation Grant "IPE: Fort Wayne Area Interprofessional Consortium for Health Care Education." 2012. $2000


Present Assistant Dean, Graduate Nursing Programs, Wright State University College of Nursing and Health
Director of Graduate Nursing Programs, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Featured Alumni at Mount Carmel School of Nursing
  • 2012 College of Health and Human Services Innovation in Teaching Award, First Place
  • 2015 the Purdue Scholarship of Engagement Fellows program

Contact Information

University Hall 152
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435



Interprofessional Education and Practice (24)

Hospital Case Management (7)