Certificate, Distance Education. School of Continuing Studies, Indiana University, March 2003.
PhD, Nursing Sciences, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Major area of study was in cardiovascular disease and quality of life within a stress context. Dissertation: Hostility, heart disease threat appraisal and quality of life after treatment for heart disease, May, 1997.
MS, Adult Health Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, May 1987.
BSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, May 1984.
Diploma, Nursing, Parkview-Methodist School of Nursing, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, May 1976.
2012 - present: Director, School of Nursing, Indiana University Northwest
2010 - Professor School of Nursing, Indiana University Northwest
2010 - present:Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine--Northwest
2008 - present Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services
2003 - 2010: Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Indiana University Northwest
2008 - 2010: Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine--Northwest
2006 - 2008 Faculty Assistant to the Chancellor, Interim Organizing Coordinator, College of Health and Human Services, Indiana University Northwest.
2003 - 2006: Associate Dean, School of Nursing and Health Professions, Indiana University Northwest
2001 - 2003: Curriculum Coordinator, School of Nursing, Indiana University Northwest
1999 - 2001: Coordinator of Clinical and Community Affiliations, School of Nursing, Indiana University Northwest
1997 - 2003: Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Indiana University Northwest
1989 - 1997: Lecturer, Division of Nursing, Indiana University Northwest
1984 - 1986: 1987-1989: Adjunct Lecturer, Division of Nursing, Indiana University Northwest
Professional Licensure and Certifications:
RN, Indiana (active)
RN, Illinois (active)
CNE (Certified Nurse Educator), National League for Nursing (current)
Field(s) of Competence:
Stress, Quality of life, Nursing Research, Adult Health Nursing, Cardiovascular Nursing
American Nurses Association
Indiana State Nurses Association (ISNA)
National League for Nursing
Indiana League for Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau Alpha-at-large Chapter
Honors / Grants / Fellowships / Awards:
Delunas, L., Hobson, C., Kini, R., and Rouse, S. Indiana University Regional Research Grant “A web based study of stressful life events and health outcomes,” $5,200, February 2010.
Rooda, L. and Delunas, L. New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program Grant, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, $50,000, May 2009.
Delunas, L., Rouse, S., Anderson, J. & Anderson, M. TeamSTEPPS Interdisciplinary Training Project, AHEC grant $4,500, April 2009.
Delunas, L., Intensive Writing Course Development Grant, Indiana University Northwest Office of Academic Affairs, $1,000, May 2007
Delunas, L. AHEC grant for 5 Dell Computers for the Nursing Learning Resource Center, $5,000, December 2005
Delunas, L. AHEC grant for production (with Professor Josy Petr) of instructional DVD and workbook on Dimensional Analysis; $1,700, August 2005
Delunas, L. AHEC grant for collaboration with Methodist Hospitals for new nurse graduate orientation in the IUN NLRC, $1,100 June 2005.
Secured in-kind donation of two cardiac/hemodynamic monitors for NLRC from Datascope Corporation; $20,000; June 2005.
Delunas, L. AHEC grant for purchase of student supplies, $15,000, June 2004.
Rooda, L. & Delunas, L. Enhancing the Academic Success of Minority and Educationally Under-prepared Nursing Students; IU Office of Diversity/ IUN Office of Diversity/IUN Office of Academic Affairs; $16,000; June 2003.
Delunas, L. and Hobson, C. Indiana University Northwest Grant-in-Aid ($1,500), March 2000. For continued work on program of research Assessment of stress in the United States utilizing the Social Readjustment Rating Scale-Revised (SRRS-R)
Hobson, C. and Delunas, L. Indiana University Northwest, Internal Research Grant($6,000); Assessment of stress in the United States utilizing the Social Readjustment Rating Scale-Revised (SRRS-R), November 1999.
Indiana University Overseas Conference Fund Travel Support Award (700), 1999.
Summer Faculty Fellowship ($5,000) for development of an ASN program competency/content grid; IU Northwest, 1998.
Honors and Awards
Elizabeth M. Lion Award for Distinguished University Service, Indiana University School of Nursing, August, 2008.
W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service, Indiana University, April, 2006.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Outstanding Service Activity Award, Indiana University Northwest, Spring, 2006
Outstanding Educator Award, bestowed by RN-BSN graduating class, 2005
Best Conference Paper Presentation -- Hobson, C., Delunas, L., Rosetti, D. Identifying “at-risk” individuals for stressful life-events as a function of four primary demographic factors. National Business and Economics Society Fifth Annual Conference. March 10, 2004; Honolulu, Hawaii.
Excellence in Education Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chapter, 2003.
FACET Award/Member, Indiana University, 2001.
Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University Northwest, 2001
Finalist, Indiana University Northwest Founder’s Day Teaching Award, 2001.
Outstanding Instructor, bestowed by BSN graduating class 2001.
Outstanding Instructor, bestowed by ASN graduating class 2000.
Outstanding Instructor, bestowed by ASN graduating class 1999.
Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, IU Northwest, 1999.
Outstanding Instructor, bestowed by ASN graduating class 1998.
Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, IU Northwest, 1998.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing