Francesca Armmer

Associate Professor of Nursing

Ph.D. from Indiana State University
M.S.N. from The University of Evansville
B.S.N. from Ball State University

Prior to joining the faculty of the Department of Nursing, Professor Francesca Armmer taught for 16 years at Vincennes University. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with nursing colleagues in Illinois on state-funded research projects exploring healthcare for underserved populations, as well as parish nursing and perceptions of health among minority populations. She also has served as president of the Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing and president of Epsilon Epsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Dr. Armmer believes that her teaching style should facilitate student learning styles, the nature of content and environmental settings. Her classes, therefore, engage in role-playing activities and group critical-inquiry activities or visit appropriate sites.  Dr. Armmer is also one of the lead teachers in the graduate nursing programs.

Dr. Armmer has collaborated with nursing and non-nursing colleagues in publishing articles, research papers, presentations and book chapters. Research interests include leadership and healthcare for minority and underserved populations.

Dr. Armmer continues to serve the community through participation in health fairs, mentor programs and Christian education projects. Locally, she is the dean of the Central District Congress of Christian Education. Nationally, she is supervisor for the Department of Church Growth and Discipleship in the National Congress of Christian Education of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.