Dr. Eley graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BSN degree in 1991, the University of Illinois with an MS in Public Health Nursing and specialization as a family nurse practitioner in 1993, and Indiana State University in 2002 from the College of Education with a PhD. She works as a family nurse practitioner in internal medicine, urgent and acute care with a multi-physician practice. Dr. Eley is a founding member of the Illinois State Advance Practice Nurses Association and past chairwomen for education and program planning for the Society of Urology Nurses. She received the ISU School of Education Edgar Morphet Research Scholarship in 2002.
Dr. Eley’s dissertation research examined success variables of
practical nursing students utilizing the Bean and Metzner
Non-traditional Student Model. Other research interests are Quality of
Life issues, Generational Diversity and Evidence Based Practice.
She is a member of the
National League for Nursing, Society of Advanced Practice Nurses,
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, and the
Illinois Society of
Advance Practice Nurses.