Julie Astrella, DNP, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor
Julie Astrella
School of Nursing
(702) 777-1747

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Dr. Julie Astrella is an Assistant Professor of Nursing who teaches in the DNP program. After spending a decade in a variety of nursing roles, Dr. Astrella discovered her passion for academia and has been teaching ever since. She enjoys guiding her students through the challenge of learning the art and science of nursing at all levels. Prior to joining Touro University Nevada, Dr. Astrella taught in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and was co-Coordinator of Interprofessional Education. She was awarded the DAISY Faculty Award by her students, which recognizes extraordinary nursing faculty who inspire and influence future nurses.

Dr. Astrella specializes in acute and cardiovascular care and nursing education. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Leadership and Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Edgewood College, as well as Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Doctor of Nursing Practice in Leadership from Edgewood College
Master of Science in Nursing from Edgewood College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

State of Nevada Registered Nurse
State of Wisconsin Registered Professional Nurse

DNPV761 DNP Project I
DNPV763 DNP Project II
DNPV764 Leadership Practicum
DNPV765 Advanced Leadership

Astrella, J. (2017, July/August). Return on investment: Evaluating the financial outcomes regarding workplace wellness programs. Journal of Nursing Administration, 47(7/8), 379-383.

Astrella, J. (2017). An exploration of factors that impact role strain among undergraduate clinical instructors teaching in Wisconsin nursing programs [doctoral capstone]. Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. (1976109874).

2017 DAISY Faculty Award
2017 Dr. Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence

American Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Pi Chapter
Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry
Wisconsin Nurses Association

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Touro University Nevada
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Registered Nurse PRN, Columbus Community Hospital
Clinical Nurse Specialist–Vascular, University Hospital
Assistant Nurse Manager, Meriter Hospital
Registered Nurse, Meriter Hospital