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Mindy Rice, DNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Chair, Campus BSN
Lower Dietzman
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Dr. Mindy Rice received her Doctor of Nursing Practice in nursing administration and education in May 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. After working as an ER nurse for 12 years and serving as an adjunct nursing instructor, Dr. Rice felt led to pursue a full-time role in nursing education. She became the Director of the Baccalaureate Pre-Licensure Nursing track in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at SAU and now serves as Chair for the 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