Academic Degrees, Licenses, Credentials


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Walden University

Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), Walden University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), The Catholic University of America

Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs (BA), Marquette University

Associate of Arts in Paramedicine (AA), Northern Virginia Community College


Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), International Association of Forensic Nurses

Registered Nurse (RN), North Dakota

Additional Information

In 2014 Dr. Analena M. Lunde began her teaching career as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Dickinson State University (DSU). Dr. Lunde began teaching fundamentals of nursing and psychiatric mental health and medical/surgical clinicals in the Associate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing (AASPN) Program. She currently teaches nursing research, nursing role transition, and child health in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. Dr. Lunde also teaches research and community health for the ADRN (Associate Degree Registered Nurse) to BSN online program.

Dr. Lunde earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2018 and Masters in Science of Nursing (Leadership and Management) in 2013 from Walden University. She is a 1990 BSN graduate of The Catholic University of America and also holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Affairs from Marquette University. Dr. Lunde was inducted into and maintains her membership in the Sigma Theta Tau International Chapter and Walden University’s Golden Key International Honor Society for academic and research excellence. Dr. Lunde’s recently published dissertation work entitled “Trauma-Informed Education Toolkit for Screening Pediatric Victims of Sexual Abuse and Maltreatment”, a trauma-informed toolkit addresses screening of both physical and mental needs of the pediatric patient and caregivers as well as improvement in the forensic investigative data collection has been accepted and implemented for the Central Dakota Forensic Nurse Examiners (CDFNE) program in North Dakota.

Dr. Lunde’s experiential background includes employment as a director for emergency services and cardiovascular services line, education specialist for emergency services, intimate partner and domestic violence educator, critical care flight nurse in fixed and rotor wing aircraft, acute care nurse with experiences in medical-surgical, pediatrics and neonatal acute care, cardiac cath lab, burns and trauma services, surgical recovery room and day surgery, paramedicine, and emergency nursing.

In addition to being a full-time professor at DSU, Dr. Lunde is a certified sexual assault forensic nurse examiner (SANE) specializing in adult and pediatrics, and continues to maintain her certification. She sits on various local, state and national forensic and human trafficking councils, actively participating in policy development, education, and practice translation. In addition, she serves as a nurse consultant for Youthworks of North Dakota working with the Human Trafficking Program and various outreach programs.

Finally, in conjunction with her other responsibilities, Dr. Lunde serves as a Title IX/Affirmative Action Investigator for DSU, a co-advisor for the DSU Student Nurses Association (NSA), and volunteers for the Dickinson Domestic Violence Rape and Crisis Center, providing interpretation services for victims of domestic violence and assisting with fundraising activities. Dr. Lunde was recently named the 2018 Nurse Educator of the Year for DSU’s Nursing program and received the 2018 TRIO Student Support Services Outstanding Faculty Award.