Faculty Profile

Dee Nesius, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor

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Professor Nesius joined the Valparaiso University nursing faculty in the summer of 2007.

She teaches in the undergraduate program. One of her main interest is in the VNLC simulation lab with such different types of simulations as Medical/Surgical, OB, and Code Simulation.

Professor Nesius has had experience as a staff nurse in medical/surgical units and long-term care facilities. She taught at Ivy Tech Community College for 8 years prior to coming to Valparaiso University. She presently practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Valparaiso University Student Health Center.

Professor Nesius is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Society of Nurses in Advance Practice. Professor Nesius is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Valparaiso University and will graduate in May of 2011.


DNP -  2011
Family Nurse Practitioner -  2007
MSN -  2005
BSN -  1996


  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by American Nurses Credentialing Center, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified as a CPR instructor

Areas of Specialization

  • Family Nurse Practitioner