Amy Hagedorn Wonder, PhD, RN

Amy Hagedorn Wonder, PhD, RN

Community & Health Systems
Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 812-855-1734
Sycamore Hall 408, Bloomington


PhD, Indiana University
MSN, Ball State University
BSN, Indiana State University
ASN, Indiana State University


Dr. Wonder currently teaches undergraduate courses at IU Bloomington and graduate courses at IUPUI.  Her courses focus on data analysis for practice and research, applied health care ethics, collaborative practice, healthcare delivery systems, evidence-based practice (EBP), and leadership. Her teaching and research reflect her strong commitment to closing the gap between academia and practice. Amy's research is focused on instrument development and innovations that promote EBP knowledge across levels and settings in education and practice.  Her current work has been presented nationally and internationally.

External Funding

2015 Ethel Clarke Fellowship, Indiana University School of Nursing (2015-2016) Promoting Evidence-based Practice at the Point of Care: Using Evaluation to Guide the Knowledge Development of Registered Nurses in the Practice Setting. (PI).

Research Incentive Fund (RIF) Grant, Indiana University School of Nursing (2013-2014) Developing the Evidence-based Practice Knowledge Assessment in Nursing (EKAN) (Co-PI).

Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) Active Learning Grant (2013) Creating Unique Experiences to Engage Baccalaureate Nursing Students in Statistics (PI).

Selected Publications

Spurlock, D., & Wonder, A. H. (Accepted). Validity and reliability, evidence for a new measure: The Evidence-Based Practice Knowledge, Assessment in Nursing (EKAN). Journal of Nursing Education.

Wonder, A. H., & Otte, J. (2015). Active learning strategies to teach undergraduate nursing statistics: Connecting class and clinical to prepare students for evidence-based practice. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 12(2), 126-127.

Spurlock, D., & Wonder, A. H. (2014). Measures for nursing and nursing education.

Wonder, A. H. (2014). Preparing prelicensure students for evidence-based practice: Innovative approaches to teaching statistics. In L. Caputi  (Ed.), Innovations in nursing education: Building the future of nursing (Vol. 2; pp. 115-121). Washington, DC: National League for Nursing.

Wonder, A. H., Laux, M., & Wonder, M. (2014). Using an original app to teach evidence-based nursing. In L. Caputi  (Ed.), Innovations in nursing education: Building the future of nursing (Vol. 2; pp. 153-158). Washington, DC: National League for Nursing.

Wonder, A. H. (2013). Work engagement in Magnet®-designated hospitals:  Exploring social and institutional demographics of RNs to optimize improvement efforts. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(12), 667-672.

Wonder, A. H. (2012). Engagement in RNs working in Magnet®-designated hospitals: Exploring the significance of work experience. Journal of Nursing Administration, 42(12), 575-579.

Wonder, A. H., Wonder, M. B., & Laux, M. (2011). Evidence-based practice topic selection tool