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About Janet Neal, D.N.P., RN

Dr. Janet Neal serves as Assistant Professor of Nursing and has been at Cedarville University since 2008. She has an extensive background in nursing, with a specialty focus in behavioral health. She gained a broad base of experience in the first 20 years of her career while traveling with her active duty spouse, including medical surgical, pediatrics, maternity, orthopedics, school nursing, and public health. 

Her passion is for behavioral health nursing, where she has served since 2004. She combined her nursing knowledge with nouthetic counseling in order to serve fellow church members and understand biblical interventions for mental health issues. She has also been active in the Association of Psychiatric Nurses and served on the Ohio Chapter board. 
Her doctoral work focused on transitioning nurses employed by Ohio Department of Public Health from individual clinic care to care of populations.


Present Associate Professor of Nursing, Cedarville University School of Nursing

Research Interests


  • Behavioral and Mental Health Care


2014 D.N.P, University of Cincinnati
2008 M.S.N., Indiana Wesleyan University
1983 B.S.N., Austin Peay State University

Contact Information

School of Nursing
Cedarville University
HSC 332