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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
Present 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



Hospital Case Management (7)

Higher Education (9)

Nursing Standards and Practice (1)