Sonia Strevy, PhD, MS, RN

Associate Professor

Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8573

Professional Education

Indiana University-Purdue University    PhD, May, 2009
Indianapolis, IN
Major: Nursing Research, Cognates: Online Learning/Leadership

Dissertation: Persistence of Students in RNBS Completion Online Programs


Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
Completed 15 hrs. course work in Community Counseling, 2001-2003


Ball State University, Muncie, IN        MS in Nursing Education, 1993


Indiana University Kokomo, IN         BSN, 1989


Central Arizona College Coolidge, AZ    ASN, 1984


Clinical Expertise/Certification

Integrative Health
Psych/Mental Health

Awards and Recognitions

2009- Fellow, IWU Leadership Development for Women
2009- Ball Venture Fund
2009- Indiana Council for Continuing Education (ICCE) Research Award
2009- Midwest Scholars Research Outstanding Dissertation Award
2008- U.S. Department of Energy grant
2006- Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Research Incentive Fellowship
2005- IUPUI Fellowship

Professional Memberships

Indiana Association Healthcare Quality
National Association for Healthcare Quality
American Organization of Nurse Executives
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)



Strevy, S. (2009). Persistence of students in RNBS completion online programs,
INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 74 pages; 3358905
Strevy, S. (2005). Is FAITH-BASED E-Learning Possible? Journal of Christian Nursing,
22(4), 22-24.

Strevy, S. (1999). Listen to the music; Nursing’99.
Holl, R. & Strevy, S. (1999). Nurses’ Evidentiary Expectations of Conventional and
Alternative Therapies. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative
Medicine, 5(2), 121-126.



Oetting, S, Pearson, L., Spath, M., & Strevy, S. Fun and Faux Pas in Navigating Institutional
Review Board (IRB)- Employee Development Day, October, 2016

Strevy, S. Structural Equation Modeling: Student Persistence in Online Education.
Indiana Council of Community Colleges, Indianapolis, March, 2010.

Strevy, S., Hoffpauir, B., Leach, J., & Bence, C. Attributes, Behaviors, and
Characteristics of Exemplary RNBS Faculty: A Descriptive Study. Midwest
Scholars Institute, Indianapolis, IN, February, 2008
Billings, D., Jeffries, P., Mzumara, H. & Strevy, S. Outcomes of Online Courses to
Prepare Nurses for Practice in Critical Care: A Six Month Follow Up Study. Sigma
Theta Tau Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 2006.



Effects of Dog-Assisted Nursing Group on Anxiety and Mood of In-Patients in a
Behavioral Health Hospital, 2016
Assisted Graduate Nursing Student (Kurtz, D.) in Master’s Thesis:
The Impact of the Implementation of Practice Councils on Staff Perceptions of
Shared Governance at Wabash County Hospital, 2012
Strevy, S. Persistence of Students in RNBS Completion Online Programs,
Dissertation, 2009
Learned Resourcefulness and Student Online Academic Persistence, 2008
Attributes, Behaviors, and Characteristics of Exemplary RNBS Faculty, 2007
Psychometric Testing of the Student Online Academic Persistence, 2007
Questionnaire: A Pilot Study
Factors Related to Transition to Practice after Participating in Online, 2006
Critical Care Courses

Community Service

USF Nursing Department Representative, SOHS Recruitment Committee, 2016- current
USF SOHS Representative, Faculty Senate, 2016- current
USF SOHS Representative, Blackboard Analytics Committee, 2015-2016
APNA Scholarly Review Committee, 2015-current
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), 2011-current
Mentor, Project Leadership, 2008-2010
Mission Trip- Limbe, Republic of Cameroon, 2006
Nursing Educator Research Section, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2007
Parish Nurse, First Church of God, 2002-2005
Camp Nurse, Girl Scouts, 2000
Reading Coach, Laubach, 1997-1999


Curriculum Vitae

View Sonia Strevy’s curriculum vitae.