Faculty Profile

Nola Schmidt, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Professor

Le Bien 115
219-464-5288
Nola.Schmidt@valpo.edu


Biography

Joining the faculty in 1992, Professor Schmidt teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her area of expertise is nursing research and evidence-based practice.

Professor Schmidt's areas of scholarly interest include evidence-based practice, children's pain, Orem's nursing theory, nursing education, ethics, service learning, and spirituality.  She co-edited an undergraduate research textbook, Evidence-Based Practice for nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research with Dean Janet Brown, and co-edited Spiritual Care in Nursing Practice with Professor Kris Mauk. Professor Schmidt also enjoys her volunteer work teaching "Safe Sitter," a nationally recognized babysitting class for children ages 11-13.

Education

Ph.D. - Wayne State University 2003
MSN - University of Illinois at Chicago 1990
BSN - Valparaiso University 1983

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Educator from the National League for Nursing
  • Evidence-based Practice