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Mindy Rice, D.N.P.

Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Dr. Mindy Rice received her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nursing Administration and Education in May of 2018. She has been teaching at Spring Arbor University since 2013 and has taught a variety of nursing courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Dr. Rice began her nursing career at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in the Emergency Department in 2006. She was an ER nurse for 12 years and also working as an adjunct nursing instructor when she felt led to pursue nursing education in a full-time role. She became the Director of the Baccalaureate Pre-Licensure Nursing track in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and now serves as Chair for that program.

A native of Jackson, Michigan, Dr. Rice still lives locally with her husband and three sons. In her spare time, she loves camping, gardening, and volunteering at Jackson Christian Schools.

“As far back as I can remember, I wanted to become a teacher. God’s timing was a bit different, though, and I first became a nurse! I find it a privilege, both humbling and rewarding, that as a nurse, I have the opportunity to care for God’s own creation. It is always amazing to me how his plan is so much better than mine. Now he has given me the wonderful joy of both nursing and teaching. How great is his love!”


  • DNP: (Nursing Administration and Education) Samford University, 2018
  • MSN: (Nursing Education) Spring Arbor University, 2015
  • BSN: (Nursing) Spring Arbor University, 2013
  • ADN: Jackson College, 2006