Josy Nduku

College of Business, Health, and Human Services

Assistant Professor of Nursing and the RN-BSN Online Program Coordinator

Josy Nduku

Dr. Josy Nduku is an assistant professor of nursing and the RN-BSN online program coordinator, a leadership position into which she was unanimously voted. Her reputation as a professional who relies on feedback and proactive responsiveness is highlighted by her commitment to her students.

Colleagues describe Dr. Nduku’s leadership and teaching style as empowering and supportive. She inspires others to reach their full potential through setting clear goals and expectations. Her emotional intelligence in the face of the recent challenges presented by COVID-19 were also highlighted as responsive to student and colleague needs. Professor Lindsey Baerlein described her as exemplifying the “values of respect, professionalism, delegation, and self-awareness.” Dr. Nduku stated that her own teaching goals are to “inspire students, transmit knowledge, develop and improve students’ practical skills, and create professional leaders.” Her teaching philosophy specifically relies on a “combination of adult learning theory, progressivism, cognitivism, and constructivism.”

Dr. Nduku serves in many professional roles, including her position as the BSN representative of the Professional Conduct Council, which is a student-driven committee that sanctions nursing students displaying professional misconduct or academic dishonesty. In 2021, Dr. Nduku was awarded second place for the University Student Retention Awards in the College of Education and Health Professions, was nominated for 40 Nurse Leaders Under 40 by the Arkansas Center for Nursing, and was awarded a Professional Development Certificate by ATLE. She was also nominated for the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty in 2019. She is a member of the National League for Nursing, the Arkansas Nurses Association and American Nurses Association, the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing.

Dr. Nduku received a D.N.P., M.S.N., and B.S.N. from the University of Central Arkansas.

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