University of Southern Indiana

Constance Swenty

Constance Swenty, DNP, RN, CWOCN

Professor of Nursing
Nursing Program

Interim Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions
College of Nursing and Health Professions

Health Professions Center - 2096

Accepts Office Hours by Appointment


I have been a nurse for many years and a university professor for 20 years. I enjoy teaching and feel that students keep me engaged in nursing. Nursing and education are perfect partners! At this point in my career, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be involved in nursing leadership.


D.N.P., University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana 2011

C.W.O.N. Certified Wound and Ostomy, Nurse, Metro State, WebWOC, Minneapolis, MN 2002

M.S.N. Degree, Clarkson College, Omaha, Nebraska 1998

B.S.N. Degree, Drury University, Springfield, Missouri 1990

Diploma, Cox College (Burge School of Nursing), Springfield, Missouri 1976


NURS672 Teaching Strategies for the Nurse Educator

NURS 772 Clinical Education

NURS854 Critical Appraisal I

NURS 737 Health Policy Application 



My research has two foci: Nursing Education and Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing.



Hand, M.W., Evans, J.L., Swenty, C.F., & Chen, C., White, A. (2021). An Examination of Factors Associated with Student Resiliency. Nurse Educator.

Lyons, D.J., Adams, C., Heinzman, S., Oetting, S., Swenty, C. (February 2021). Developing a Statewide Research Compendium. The Indiana Bulletin, 47(2).

Swenty, C., & Doerner, M. (2021). Measuring Affective Learning While Teaching Ostomy Care. International Journal of Human Caring 

Swenty, C & Hall, M (2020). Peripheral Vascular Disease. Home Healthcare Now. 38(6), 2-9.

Butler, R., Schaar, G., Swenty, C., Evans, J., Kinner, J., Delp, J., Arvin, M.K., & Chen, C. (Online, Dec 2019; Print, March 2020). TeamSTEPPS® Based Interprofessional Immersion in Primary Care: Improving Student Attitudes about Teamwork and Collaboration. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. Volume 18.

Doerner, M., & Swenty, C.F. (2019). The Effect of a Perioperative Clinical Immersion on Senior Nursing Students’ Perception of Readiness to Practice: A Quality Improvement Project. AORN Journal.

Swenty, C.F. (2017). Diagnostic considerations in wound assessment: A TIME to heal. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(10). DOI:10.1016/j.nurpra.2017.07.018


American Nurses Association and Missouri Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau

Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society 

National League of Nursing

National Marfan Foundation

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