Professor Anna Mangimela with background

Anna Mangimela

Director of Graduate Nursing Programs and Assistant Professor of Nursing

Campbell Science 201

Anna Mangimela

Professor Anna Mangimela graduated from OKWU’s first 4-year undergraduate BSN class in May 2008. After working in a 36-bed adult ICU in Tulsa, Anna spent seven years overseas working with different organization on projects which included helping start a hospice, providing education to Chinese nurses and medical residents, assisting in an HIV clinic, building relationships between schools to create a nursing student exchange program, creating a project to help families whose children have cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, community outreaches, and working as a clinical instructor for American nursing students in Zambia.  While living in Zambia, Anna completed her Masters of Nursing in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. Upon returning to the United States, Anna returned to the bedside on a busy Medical-Surgical floor and has since obtained her national Medical-Surgical Certification.  In 2018, Anna was recognized as one of Oklahoma’s Top Great 100 Nurses.

“Knowing OKWU is a place that impacts lives is what made me want to come back and teach… It’s a wonderful place to call home during your college years. Not only will you be provided a great education, but you will learn a lot about yourself and immensely grow in your faith.”

Courses Taught:

Fundamentals of Nursing

Nursing Care of the Childrearing Family (Peds)

Transcultural Nursing

Nursing Care of the Adult in Crisis (Critical Care)

Leadership in Nursing

Pharmacology in Nursing


Member, Oklahoma Nursing Association

Member, American Nursing Association

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