Crisp Hall 217E
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 8300
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
My name is Deanna Dial. I am currently the Director for the RN-BSN Online Program. I currently teach NS 380-740 Holistic Assessment and NS 483-740 Gerontologic Nursing and Care of the Older Adult in the online program. I also teach in the prelicensure program and in the master's program.

I have been a nurse for 28 years. I started my nursing career working on a medical-surgical floor. I then moved to the ER, which is the area in which I have the most experience. I have worked in the ER since 1997, either full time or PRN, until a couple of years ago.

I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a wonderful, loving, and supportive family. I am also crazy about my three very spoiled dogs, who also play a significant role in my life.

Education: BSN, SEMO; MSN, Central Methodist University; DNP, University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)
Research Focus: Bridging gaps in primary care
Professional Organizations: Sigma Theta Tau
Rank: Instructor-Tenure Track
Role: RN-BSN Online Program Director
Other: AHA Instructor; AHA Training Center Faculty