Dr. Stewart graduated from Indiana State University with an AS with a major in Nursing in 1994 and continued on for completion of the BS with a major in Nursing in 1996. She obtained her MS with a major in Nursing with a focus on family nurse practitioner in 2007. She was one of the first to enroll in ISU’s DNP program and was with the program’s first graduating class in May 2012. She started working with ISU in 2011 as adjunct in the baccalaureate nursing completion tracks of the baccalaureate degree program. She volunteers as a nurse practitioner at a free clinic close to her home.
Dr. Stewart’s scholarly work focused on the role of the advanced practice nurse in faith community nursing, adult learning, and health promotion. Other research interests include coping skills and patient empowerment following a new diagnosis. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana.