Peggy Van Dyke
Dean of the School of Nursing
Nursing Program Director
Associate Professor of Nursing
I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 1983 from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. In 1989, I received my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. I am a graduate of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at Graceland University receiving a Post Masters Certificate in 2006. I received my Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 2011. In addition, I received a Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Education (NE) from Graceland University in 2014.
I am a native of Missouri. We live on a farm and find it a wonderful place to enjoy nature at its best. In addition, we have two spoiled cats that love the run of the house and work hard to keep us trained.
In my nursing career, I have enjoyed my role as a staff nurse, instructor in critical care, Nurse Manager of the Thoracic and Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Units at a large tertiary care center, Director of Critical Care, Nurse Educator, Vice President for Nursing, and Associate Hospital Administrator. In addition, I have also worked as a nurse consultant. I am a certified FNP in Collaborative Practice with my husband, Elmer Van Dyke, MD, OB/GYN. Our office specializes in Women's Health Care, and it is located in Sedalia, Missouri.
I am Chair of the Board of Trustees at Bothwell Regional Hospital in Sedalia, Missouri. In addition, I precept graduate nursing students needing hours in women's health. While precepting is time consuming, it is one way I can give back to the medical community and help train health care providers for tomorrow.