Deanna Sommers, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC

sommersSchool of Nursing
Associate Professor of Nursing

Office Location: Alumni Hall 217
Telephone: 630-844-3839
Email Address:

“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.:”  Henry David Thoreau

Doctor of Philosophy (ABD) – Public Health, Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing - Women, Children and Family, Wayne State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Wayne State University

Areas of Specialization
Public Health – Community Health Education Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certified (PPCNP – BC)

Courses Taught
Health Assessment, Education and Promotion (NUR 3280)
Introduction to Professional Nursing (NUR 3030WI)
Principles of  Nursing II (NUR 3110)
Nursing Care of the Family – Pediatrics (NUR 4500)
Nursing: A Global Community Outlook (NUR 4200)
Leadership and Management/RN (NUR 4620)
Transcultural Nursing/RN (NUR 3090)

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Member of the American Public Health Association
Member of Sigma Theta Tau International
Member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Campus Involvement
Advisor for Aurora University Students for Wellness
Chair, School of Nursing Admissions, Policies and Standards Committee
Clinical Coordinator; Assistant Professor School of Nursing
Member, Community Leaders' Committee
Member, School of Nursing Faculty Search Committee
Member, School of Nursing Professional Practice Review Committee
Member, School of Nursing Online Task Force
Member, School of Nursing Faculty Committee
Member, School of  Nursing Curriculum Committee – previous year
Healthy Living Council – Previous Chair
Member, MSN Program Development Committee
Member, College of Professional Studies
Faculty Mentor, School of Nursing Students