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Shannon O'Connell-Persaud

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Department: Department of Nursing
Phone: 712-279-5236
Email: shannon.oconnell-persaud@briarcliff.edu
Office Location: HH 282


  • B.A., Business Administration, Briar Cliff University
  • B.S., Nursing, Briar Cliff University
  • Ph.D., Nursing, South Dakota State University


Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, both awarded from Briar Cliff University. She graduated with her Ph.D. in Nursing from South Dakota State University and is a Jonas Nurse Scholar.

Shannon has co-authored a qualitative and a quantitative article as well as authoring a quantitative article. My research interest is spirituality and spiritual care. Her dissertation topic was entitled: Spirituality, Religiosity, and Perceived Ability to Provide Spiritual Care in Nursing Students

She is married with two children and their lives have been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter. Her passion is nursing and education.