Natalie Stepanian

Natalie Stepanian

Assistant Professor
Program Director RN-BS
College of Health Professions
Undergraduate Nursing

Natalie Stepanian

Lienhard Hall


Personal Quote

I am passionate about nursing science and contributing to the development of our future nurses through education, coaching and mentoring.

Faculty Bio

I have been a nurse for 41 years and have worked in both the acute care setting as well as in public health/community health. I have been teaching in higher education for 17 years as well as have worked in the clinical setting to stay at the bedside and maintain my nursing skills.

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Self-care management of chronic disease
Aging and sexuality
Public Health
End of life care decision making

Courses Taught

Past Courses

NURS 298: Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 424: Clncl Mngmnt of Popltin Hlth
NURS 448: Ethcs & Excllnc in Prfsnl Nrsn
NURS 478: Ethics & Excellence in Nursing
NURS 923: Develpmnt of Nursing Knowledge

Publications and Presentations


Health care professionals' experiences of facilitating patient activation and empowerment in chronic illness using a person-centered and strengths-based self-management program.
Heggdal, K., Stepanian, N. A., Oftedal, B. F., Mendelsohn, J. B. & Larsen, M. H. (2021). Chronic Illness.

Health-care professionals' assessment of a person-centred intervention to empower self-management and health across chronic illness: Qualitative findings from a process evaluation study.
Heggdal, K., Mendelsohn, J. B., Stepanian, N. A., Oftedal, B. F. & Larsen, M. H. (2021). Health Expectations. Vol 24 (Issue 4) , pages 1367-1377.