Associate Professor - Nursing
Deanna Thompson, MBA, MN, RN, CNL
Deanna earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master’s in Nursing Degrees from Montana State University Bozeman, her Master’s in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ, and is currently pursuing her PhD from the University of Arizona. Deanna’s research interests are nurse graduate transition to practice, social determinants, health equity, and substance abuse. She has also earned a certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader.
Her background includes over 17 years of emergency room nursing, public health nursing, infection prevention, education within the hospital setting, and home healthcare in Montana. She has also had the privilege of teaching nursing students at both Great Falls College MSU and Montana State University, where she has been for the last three years.
Outside of work, Deanna enjoys golfing, bowling, running, softball, and spending time with her husband and her five children usually watching them compete in one of their many activities.