Diana Bantz

Associate Director/Associate Professor

CN 112b  Phone: 765-285-5529  

School of Nursing
Cooper Nursing (CN), Room 418
2111 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

Diana Bantz has been a faculty member in the School of Nursing since 1983. She is the director of the school’s Master’s Program. She teaches in both the master’s and DNP programs.

Bantz is nationally certified by ANCC as a family nurse practitioner and has worked for over 15 years in primary care and behavioral health. She currently practices at the Ball State University Employee Quick Clinic. Bantz has presented nationally and published on educational practices, economic knowledge of nurses, and behavioral health.


  • Post-Master’s Certificate, 1997, Family Nurse Practitioner, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • PhD., 1991, Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University
  • MA., 1982, Nursing, Ball State University
  • BS., 1979, Ball State University

Publications (past 5 years):

Ahmed, A., Bantz, Richardson, C. (2011). Breastfeeding Knowledge of University Nursing Students. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 36(6) 361-7.

Wieseke, A., Bantz, D., & May, D. (2011). What Nurses Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder. American Nurse Today, 6 (7), 8-12.

Wieseke, A., Bantz, D., Siktberg, L., & Dillard, N. (2008). Assessment and early diagnosis of dysphagia. Geriatric Nursing, 29 (6): 376-383.

Bantz, D., Dancer, M., Hodson-Carlton, K., & VanHove, S. (2007). A day-long clinical laboratory: From gaming to high fidelity simulators. Nurse Educator, 32 (6) 274.

Presentations (past 5 years):

Bantz, D., Kelsey, B., Siela, D., & Thomas, C. , Thinking about Graduate School, Indiana Student Nurse Association Annual Conference, Muncie, IN (March 2012).

Ahmed, A., Bantz, D., & Richardson, C. Poster: Current Breastfeeding knowledge of senior university nursing students, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 34th Annual Research Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, (April 8-11, 2010).

Ahmed, A., Bantz, D., & Richardson, C. Poster: Current Breastfeeding knowledge of senior university nursing students, International Lactation Consultants Association conference 2010, San Antonio, TX, (July 21-25, 2010).

Wieseke, A. W., Bantz, D. L., May, D., American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 2008 National Conference, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Washington, DC, National. (2008).

Siktberg, L. L., Hodson-Carlton, K. E., Dillard, N. L., Wieseke, A. W., Ryan, M. E., Keller, V. E., Bantz, D. L., Kelsey, B. M., "Education Redefined Through Partnerships and Technology", NLN Education Summit 2007, Phoenix, AZ, National. (September 27, 2007).

Hodson-Carlton, K. E., Wieseke, A. W., Bantz, D. L., "Collaborative International Development and Use of Clinical Simulations: Enhanced Student Learning", 7th National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories, National. (June 30, 2007).

Dancer, M. M. Mattice, Van Hove, S. P., Hodson-Carlton, K. E., Bantz, D. L., "Gaming to High Fidelity Simulator Use: A Continuum of Instructional Approaches: Birth Through Post-Partum", 7th National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories, San Antonio, TX, National. (June 30, 2007).

Professional Organizations/Memberships/Certifications:

  • American Nurses Association
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF)
  • ANCC Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner 

Courses (previous 2 years):

  • NUR 610 Concepts 1
  • NUR 611 Concepts 2
  • NUR 620 Curriculum
  • NUR 672 NP Practicum
  • NUR 740 Theory