Lori Ballantyne, DNP

Adjunct Professor, RN-BSN


Lori has been teaching at PLNU since 2017. She has previously taught RN to BSN students in Minnesota and enjoys helping bachelor completion students succeed. Her interest is in healthcare informatics and using technology and data to improve patient outcomes.  Courses Taught Inquiring Faithfully: Nursing Research – NRS 360A and 360


  • D.N.P, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Leadership in Health Information Technology for Health Professionals Certificate
  • MA, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
  • BSN, Metro State University, St. Paul, MN

Experience in Field

  • Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist, Sharp Healthcare, 2015-Present
  • Staff Nurse - MedSurgTele, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, 2005-2015