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Monaliza Abdela, DNP, RN, FNP-C

  • Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Abdela graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in 2018  with Bachelor  of Science in Nursing and has been practicing in a variety of areas. She also earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and she is certified as a Family Nurse  Practitioner. Her nursing career has been in general medical surgical, cardiology, rehab, gerontology and pediatrics. Currently, in addition to her full-time teaching duties at UWM, Dr Abdela also works as an FNP.


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: DNP (2023)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: BSN (2018)

Awards & Honors

Daisy Award, 2019

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Eta Nu Chapter, 2023

African American Faculty & Staff Council (AAFSC) Scholarship, 2018

Dean’s Honor list, 2018, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Dean’s Honor list, 2015, Kilgore College, Kilgore TX

President’s Honor list, 2014, Kilgore College, Kilgore TX


Abdela, M. (2023). Resilience of Essential Workers During the COVID Pandemic: Qualitative, Descriptive Doctor of Nursing Project. UW-Milwaukee Health Research Symposium.