1033 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Dr. Opsahl currently teaches undergraduate courses at IU Bloomington. Her teaching experience includes undergraduate and graduate education in ethics, critical care, capstone, and nursing synthesis. With 27 years of nursing experience, Angela is currently a Scholar of the Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Cohort III and President of the Indiana Association for Healthcare Quality. In her prior professional role, she was the Quality Data Manager for Franciscan St. Francis Health at their three area campus hospitals of 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. Recently, she was awarded the Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Chapter Excellence in Leadership Award. Dr. Opsahl continues to assist higher education in her role on the Advisory Board for Early Career Teaching Academy at the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. She additionally works collaboratively with two area hospital organizations on program improvement and was appointed to the MNRS Program Planning Committee 2017-2018. Her research focus is related to innovative educational strategies for quality outcomes in nursing. Her most recent publication in the Journal for Nursing Care Quality highlights improved fall rate/patient outcomes for a local inpatient facility through patient and family video engagement.
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Faculty Learning Community Scholar (2017). Role of Reflection in SoTL FLC. Enhancing the Effectiveness of Just in Time Teaching: Implementing Top Hat Technology with a Collaborative Approach (Co-PI)
East Indiana Area Health Education Center (EI-AHEC). Faculty Teaching Grant (2016-2017). High Fidelity Simulation for ACLS Certification in Undergraduate Nursing Students (Co-PI)