Rita Deininger, MS, RN

Assistant Professor

Email: rdeininger@sf.edu
Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8553

Professional Education

  • Master of Science in Nursing – Purdue University, 1999
  • Diploma – Parkview Methodist School of Nursing, 1983
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Ball State University, 1993

Clinical Expertise/Certification

  • Registered Nurse, license #28086579A

Awards and Recognition

  • Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award – University of Saint Francis, August 2013

Professional Memberships

  • Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives (IONE)
  • Northeast Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) 


  • “Medication Safety: An Opportunity for Collaboration in Simulation,” with C. Carlin and C. Yoder – Quality, Safety, and Education in Nursing (QSEN) National Forum; May 30-June 1, 2012
    Tucson, Ariz.
  • “Teaming Up With Those DARN Faculty Members,” panel member – NACADA Region 5 Conference; April 12, 2012
  • QSEN Basics, with C. Greulich, L. Lucas, S. Chubinski, C. Yoder and C. Carlin – BSN Seminar; March 2012
  • QSEN, Faculty-at-Large, with C. Carlin and C. Yoder – Scholarship of Teaching; February 2012
  • “Mastering Safe Medication Administration,” poster presentation with C. Yoder – QSEN National Forum; May 31-June 2, 2011
    Milwaukee, Wis.

Community Service

  • Focus on Health – USF volunteer coordinator
  • Bishop Dwenger High School – volunteer for Saints Alive, Show Choir Invitational, first aid station, concession stand, room monitor for dress rehearsal of school plays; provide food
  • St. Jude Catholic School – field trip driver and school physicals volunteer

Curriculum Vitae

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