Tia Bunch

Nursing Program Coordinator
Tia Bunch


Winfield Campus @ Baden Square 107

Tia Bunch is dedicated to serving the field of nursing education and preparing our future nursing professionals to enter into the medical world. Since 2016, the Allied Health programs have flourished due to her commitment to excellence as the Nursing Coordinator in the Health and Human Services Department at Cowley College.

Tia began her benevolent career as a Registered Nurse in 1999, after earning her Associates Degree in Science of Nursing from Butler County Community College. Her dedication to the nursing profession and professional development also led her to acquire a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Canyon University.

She is a Licensed Registered Nurse with a versatile multi-state license, authorizing her to practice in 41 states across the United States. In addition, Tia’s qualifications as an approved instructor by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, by the Kansas Board of Nursing, and by the American Heart Association make her a versatile figure in nursing education and practice.

With 16 years of invaluable experience in acute care hospitals, Tia’s knowledge base covers the departments of ICU, ER, Med/Surg, Infection Control, Occupational Health, and Quality Control Improvement teams. Her transition from clinical practice to education was driven by a passion to support the next generation of nursing professionals. She utilizes her clinical experience and teamwork among the nursing instructors to enhance learning outcomes.

Tia's educational philosophy is rooted in hands-on learning and individual skill development. She believes in the power of practical experience and fostering a learning environment where students can thrive to achieve their full potential. Her impact is evident in the success of her students and the quality of the programs under her leadership.

Raised in rural Cowley County, where she continues to reside, Tia's connection to her community runs deep. Her love for nature, sports, community involvement, and an active lifestyle not only enriches her life but also inspires her professional work. Being involved in the community with her students brings a unique perspective to her role as an educator and leader.