Tera Hornbeck DNP, RN, AGCNS-BC


MSN, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianpolis


Desire to continue to research and discover how to decrease social determinants impacting coping and decision making in our elementary school children populations. Poor coping mechanisms can lead to poor decision making etc. Problems often related to social determinants in children include bullying, family life, lack of support person, chronic disease, general environment. Cognitive changes may occur during childhood if a child experiments with substance abuse. Coping strategies may be impacted by meeting the basic needs of children. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can impact a child emotionally.

Tera Hornbeck is a Continuing Lecturer in the Nursing Department at Purdue University. She holds an extensive clinical background working throughout the continuum of care focusing on both disease management and prevention and aspires to promote wellness in all ages and populations. She has found a passion finding innovative systemic approaches to improve quality of care throughout the care continuum. Her teaching goal is to educate and influence students to become professionals collaborating with various disciplines meeting patients where they are and not where we think they should be. Transforming healthcare into a field that focuses on proactively preventing illness and promoting wellness. Healthcare is more than disease management.

Area(s) of Specialization

Geriatric Health

Clinical Fundamentals

Medical Critical Care, Advanced

Wound Healing, Medical Surge

Accountable Care Models

Tera Hornbeck

Phone: 765-494-1780
Office: HAMP 2215-C-3
E-mail: thornbec@purdue.edu

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