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Pronouns: she/her

Phone: 317-965-2993


502 N. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Rebecca Johnson

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Areas of Expertise

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Pediatrics

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Sustainable Organizations and Thriving Communities

School of Nursing Research Area(s)

  • Family, Maternal and Child Health
  • Health Promotion and Population Health
  • Nursing Education


Rebecca received her undergraduate degree in Spanish in 2004 and an MBA in 2010 from Butler University.

After her son was admitted to the NICU shortly after birth in 2007 that she realized she was passionate about nursing.  Because of this new found passion, in 2008 she accepted a position as a Spanish Interpreter at the hospital as she began her RN studies and continued in this position until 2017.  She received her nursing degree from Marian University in 2012 and took her first nursing job in Pediatrics. Since 2012 Rebecca has worked primarily as an RN in either Pediatric or Emergency Room settings.

It was while nursing in Pediatrics that Rebecca realized she had a true drive to help others in their path to becoming a nurse. She began as a Limited Term Lecturer for Pediatrics in 2015 and is now a Clinical Assistant Professor with a focus on Fundamentals, Pediatric Nursing and Public Health.

Rebecca is currently pursuing her PhD in Public Health and Purdue University.


  • MBA, RN, CPN

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • IDI Qualified Administrator

Current Courses

  • NUR 224 - Nursing Practice Foundations I
  • NUR 225 - Nursing Practice Foundations II
  • NUR 415 - Public Health
  • NUR 414 - Pediatrics
  • NUR 399 - Healthcare Past and Present

Selected Publications

  • Hawes, J. K., Johnson, R., Payne, L., Ley, C., Grady, C. A., Domenech, J., Evich, C. D., Kanach, A., Koeppen, A., Roe, K., Caprio, A., Puente Castro, J., LeMaster, P., & Blatchley, E. R. (2021). Global service-learning: A systematic review of principles and practices. International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, 9(1), Article 11.

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Scholarship of Engagement Fellow, Purdue University, School of Nursing - Purdue University, School of Nursing
  • Office of Engagement, Service Learning Award, Purdue University - 2021
  • Corps of Engagement Award, Purdue University - 2020