Grace Osunnuga

Faculty Profiles

Grace Osunnuga

Assistant Professor
Nursing Science
15C Havican Hall


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

Areas 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

Courses Recently Taught 

NURS 307: Psychiatric/mental health nursing

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