Assistant Professor Valerie Burris, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC

Dr. Valerie Burris

Health Systems Leadership Program Director
Clinical Nurse Leader Program Director
Assistant Professor
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
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  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2010 and serves as assistant professor of Nursing as well as Health Systems Leadership Program Director and Clinical Nurse Leader Program Director

  • Teaches courses on Maternal/Newborn Health; Trends & Issues in Global Health; Capstone Preceptorship; DNP Role & Interprofessionalism; Healthcare Delivery, Quality & Safety; Health Policy & Advocacy

  • Research areas include Post Adoption Depression, Infertility and Intimate Partner Violence

Research Areas

Post Adoption Depression
Intimate Partner Violence


Indiana Wesleyan University, DNP
Kent State University, MSN
Ohio State University, BSN

Courses Taught

NUR 438 Maternal/Newborn Health
NUR 425 Trends & Issues in Global Health
NUR 435 Capstone Preceptorship
NUR 9110 DNP Role & Interprofessionalism
NUR 9550 Healthcare Delivery, Quality & Safety
NUR 9560 Health Policy & Advocacy