Dorothy Gomez, PhD, RN-CNE
Dean of Leighton School of Nursing
Associate Professor

(317) 955-6159
Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Room 358



Dr. Gomez has an extensive history of instruction in undergraduate nursing. This includes fundamentals of nursing, health assessment, pharmacology, adult health, education and counseling, research, and special topics.  She has served as a data collector, capstone advisor, and adjunct instructor at Indiana University.  She has also instructed many courses across the curriculum at Marian and has helped to develop a study abroad course for Marian University undergraduates.  Dr. Gomez has held quite a number of academic appointments, which include: clinical instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and her current roles as the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in the Leighton School of Nursing (LSON) and Acting Dean of the LSON.

She holds a BSN from the University of Miami, an MSN in Adult Health/Critical Care and a PhD in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago. Her affiliations include the Emergency Nurses Association, the Hektoen institute of Medicine, Nurses and the Humanities, the National League of Nursing and is an active member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau Omega chapter.

Professionally, Dr. Gomez has experience in medical surgical units and emergency departments, including trauma centers, serving both adult and pediatric populations. This diverse experience informs her facility across the nursing curriculum.  She holds a PhD in Nursing Research from Loyola University and has experience in the advisement of graduate research projects, as noted earlier.  Additionally, she has a history of publications in peer-reviewed journals and nursing texts.

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