1033 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Dr. Opsahl is an assistant professor of nursing and currently teaches undergraduate courses at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her teaching experience includes undergraduate and graduate education in ethics, critical care, capstone, leadership, and nursing synthesis. With 29 years of nursing experience, Angela was competitively selected as a Scholar of the Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Cohort III and serves on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Association for Healthcare Quality and Sigma Theta Tau International - Alpha Chapter. Recently, she was awarded the Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Chapter Excellence in Leadership Award. In her prior professional role, she was the Quality Data Manager for Franciscan St. Francis Health at their three area campus hospitals in Carmel, Indianapolis, and Mooresville, Indiana. This position allowed her to impact patient care through data collection/ submission and analysis of patient outcomes, and by communicating trends to staff, physicians, and administrators to improve the overall patient experience and support positive patient outcomes. Dr. Opsahl continues to work collaboratively with two area hospital organizations on program improvement and was appointed to the Midwest Nursing Research Society Program Planning Committee (2017-current). Her scholarship is focused on ways to utilize active learning in both the academic and clinical settings to promote optimal outcomes for students and patients. As the Indiana University Nursing Honors Program Coordinator for Bloomington, she enjoys mentoring students at all levels of education and finds it to be one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching.
IU Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Faculty Learning Community Scholar (2017-2018). Role of Reflection in Student Learning Outcomes: Faculty Learning Community Project. (PI)
Faculty Development Award Grant (2017). Collaboration Between Two Schools of Nursing: Emotional Intelligence Education. (PI)
Sigma Theta Tau International (2016-2017). A Nursing Dashboard to Analyze Program Outcomes: Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy. (PI)
East Indiana Area Health Education Center (EI-AHEC). Benefits of ACLS Certification in Undergraduate Nursing Students. (PI)
IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. Enhancing the Effectiveness of Just in Time Teaching: Early Career Teaching Academy. (Co-I)
East Indiana Area Health Education Center (EI-AHEC). Faculty Teaching Grant (2016-2017). Utilizing High Fidelity Simulation for ACLS Certification in Undergraduate Nursing Students. (Co-PI)
Opsahl, A., Judge, D., Hensel, D. (2019). Teaching Q Methodology to Prelicensure Nursing Students. Nursing Education Perspectives, Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000447.
Judge, D.S., Opsahl, A., Robinson, D. (2018). Collaboration Between Two Schools of Nursing: Emotional Intelligence Education for Prelicensure Students. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 13(4), 244-246.
Judge, D., Opsahl, A., Hensel, D. (2018). Q methodology: Teaching strategy to promote student engagement. Nurse Educator, 43(6), 285-286. doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000503.
Opsahl, A., Auberry, K., Sharer, B., Shaver, C. (2018). A Comprehensive Educational Approach to Improving NCLEX-RN Pass Rates. Nurs Forum, 53(4), 549-553. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12285.
Judge, J. Murray, B., Morris, T., Opsahl, A. (accepted). Interprofessional Education: A Disaster Response Simulation. Nurse Education in Practice. (Accepted for publication ahead of print, November 28, 2018).
Opsahl, A., Horton-Deutsch, S. (2018). A nursing dashboard to communicate the evaluation of program outcomes. Nurse Educator, Epub ahead of print 2018 Dec 13. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000632.
Opsahl, A., Horton-Deutsch, S., Manz Friesth, B. (2018). NFLA Impact: Perspectives on the Mentored Leadership Experience. Reflections on Nursing Leadership, Sigma Theta Tau International. https://www.reflectionsonnursingleadership.org/features/more-features/nurturing-academic leadership-the-nfla-way
Opsahl, A.G., Ebright, P., Cangany, M., Lowder, M., Scott, D., Shaner, T. (2017). Outcomes of adding patient and family engagement education to fall prevention bundled interventions. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 32(3), 252-258.
Opsahl, A. (2017). Educational Engagement of Patients and Families toward Fall Rate Reduction. Advanced Nursing Practice-OMICS Publishing Group, 2(3), 74. doi: 10.4172/2573 0347- C1-004.