Lonna Boen, RN, MSN has been an instructor at Avila University since 1994. She provides theory and clinical instruction to undergraduate students in the area of medical-surgical nursing. Her main teaching focus is in the areas of health assessment, pharmacology, and beginning level medical-surgical nursing. Lonna is coordinator of the School of Nursing Admissions Committee. She advises a large group of nursing students at the University, is a Faculty Athletic Representative, and is very active in the academic community on campus.
Lonna’s past practice experience has been in the area of medical-surgical nursing as a staff nurse and as an outpatient clinic manager for a hospital in South Dakota. Following graduation from her master’s program, Lonna became project coordinator for a large NIH Grant at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska. Lonna also provided clinical instruction for students at UNMC in their undergraduate nursing program prior to moving to Kansas City. She received her BSN from South Dakota State University and her MSN at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau in 1984.
Lonna was named the 2005-2006 and 2010-2011 Avila University Professor of the Year.