Kari Bryan

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Hartung 378

Kari Bryan serves as Simulation Director and Assistant Professor. She collaborates with nursing faculty to facilitate hands-on learning of fundamental nursing skills and life-like clinical experiences. Professor Bryan is also a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator.  She is experienced in high-fidelity simulation management and scenario writing.

Before coming to Anderson University, Professor Bryan was adjunct nursing faculty at Indiana Wesleyan University. Her previous academic nursing experience includes six years at IWU Fortune Simulation Lab for the School of Nursing, clinical instructor, professor of Physical Assessment and Pharmacology, and substitute professor for many additional nursing classes.

Prof. Bryan’s nursing experience and passion is working with babies. Previously, she worked as a primary NICU nurse and maternal newborn nurse. While working in this role, Professor Bryan  was part of the PMAD committee and was essential in changing hospital policies for the safety of mothers in Grant County. Among her nursing responsibilities, Professor Bryan also worked as a charge nurse and primary nurse preceptor for new hires.

Kari lives in Anderson, Indiana. She has two wonderful children, who are currently students at Anderson University. A favorite Bible verse and guide in troubling times is Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (New International Version).

Simulation Director and Assistant Professor
B.S., Evangel College
B.S.N., Indiana Wesleyan University
M.S.N., Indiana Wesleyan University