Grace Osunnuga

Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Science

15C Havican Hall | 574-284-4682 |

Grace Osunnuga shares her personal insight and expertise in the area of psychiatric nursing and care while providing a focus on transcultural nursing. Since 2012, she has taught and supervised clinical experience in psychiatric mental health nursing.


DNP, University of Missouri 
MSN, Ball State University
BSN, Indiana Wesleyan University

Area of Expertise

Psychiatric nursing
Trauma nursing critical care

Research Interests

Prevalence of alcoholism among psychiatric nurses
Incidence of depression in medical and nursing students
Ethical considerations in healthcare policies
Transcultural nursing in practice
Suicide prevention in older adults

Graduate Courses Taught

NURS 724: Advanced clinical studies - population-based mental health care across the lifespan

Professional Experience

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, Associate Professor, 2012–present
Memorial Epworth Center and Hospital, South Bend, IN, Clinical Instructor, 2013
Oaklawn Psychiatric Hospital, Goshen, IN, Clinical Instructor, 2012​
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN, Emergency Room RN, 2009–present
Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN, Critical Care Unit RN, 2002–2009
Universal Rehabilitation, Director of Nursing, Gary, IN, 2001–2002
Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Gary, IN, 1999–2002
Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, Critical Care RN, Nigeria, 1994–1998
World Health Organization Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Ogun State, Nigeria, 1992–1994

Awards and Honors

Graduate School Dean's Citation for Academic Excellence, Ball State University, 2012
Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Rho Chapter, Ball State University, 2012
Dean’s Citation for Academic Excellence, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2008
Academic Excellence Award, University College Hospital, 1992
Overall Best Student of the Year, School of Psychiatric Nursing, Ogun-State, 1989
Best Student in Nurse-Patient Relationship, School of Psychiatric Nursing, Ogun-State, 1986, 1987, 1989