College of Nursing

Heidi M. Shank, DNP, MSN, RN

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Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Diversity for the College of Nursing
Director of LRC
Assistant Professor
Education AAS - Registered Nursing, Owens Technical College, OH, 1985
BSN - Spring Arbor University, MI, 2008
MSN - Indiana Wesleyan University, IN, 2011
DNP - Nursing Leadership, The University of Toledo/Wright State University Consortium, OH, 2016
Population Focus Adult Acute and Critical Care
Nursing Leadership
Clinical Interests

Acute and Critical Care
Emergency Nursing
Nursing and Nurse Leadership
Nurse Transition to Practice
Implementation Science
Population Health
Social Determinants of Health
Nursing Law
Workplace Violence

Clinical Practice

Implementation Science, Nursing Leadership and Critical Care
Nursing Law
Nursing Education and Academic Leadership in Higher Education

Research/Evidence Based Practice

Workplace Violence
The Use of Plain Language in Healthcare and Nursing

Affiliations/Community Service

American Association of Critical Care Nurses-Greater Toledo Area Chapter
American Nurse's Association-Ohio Nurses Association-Northwest Ohio Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau-Zeta-Theta Chapter-At-Large
Genoa Coterie Club
Lourdes University Foundation Member

  • Ohio Board of Nursing NEGP Grant Writer and Co-Administrator
    Titled: Community Partnerships to Increase Enrollments in the Lourdes MSN Program. Status: $157,000 awarded to Lourdes University MSN Program on February 1, 2019 - closed August 31, 2021.
  • Teaching Excellence Nominee, Lourdes University, 2020
  • Golden Lamp Award, Northwest Ohio Nurses Association Chapter of the Ohio Nurses Association, 2019
  • Teaching Excellence Nominee, Lourdes University, 2019
  1. Shank, H. (2021). Nutritional Control improves T2D diabetic condition and reduces pharmaceuticals. the Online Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (OJCAM), ISSN:2644-2957, V6-5. DOI:10.33552/OJCAM.2021,06.00646.
  2. Hoblet, K., Shank, H., & Maltese, M. (2021). Ventilator associated pneumonia: Reducing the risk during Covid-19 pandemic. The Online Journal of Primary Healthcare (OJPHC) 5: 025.
  3. Hoblet, K., Shank, H., Grey, T., & Barclay, L. (2021). Plain Language: Promoting Social Justice and Equality. J Pract Prof Nurs 4: 025. 
  4. Shank, H. (2018). Evaluating the effects and process of nurse bedside shift report on nurse’s perceptions of communication patterns, nurse satisfaction, and patient involvement. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
  5. Shank, H. and Pierce, J. (2017). Nursing management of dementia (Alzheimer’s) patients. Ohio Nurse (12) 1, p 6.
  6. Shank, H. and Walker, L. (2017). The realities of nurse bias. Ohio Nurse (10) 1, p.5. 
Last Updated: 7/15/24