Shelly Eisert is a 1999 graduate of Batesville High School. Shelly is an experienced educator, nurse clinician, and researcher. She has earned a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree, a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree, and a Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) degree. She is a Registered Nurse (R.N.) and Family Nurse Practitioner (F.N.P.). Shelly serves as a Professor of Nursing at Ivy Tech Community College and she works as a nurse practitioner for Margaret Mary Health.
Shelly commissioned into the Army Nurse Corps in 2008. She holds the rank of Major. Her primary assignment is with the 801st Combat Support Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. She completed additional duties assignments, including Unit Prevention Leader for the Army Substance Abuse Program, Basic Life Support CPR Program Director, Army Sustainment Training Program (Medic Education) Instructor and Officer in Charge, Convoy Commander, and Range Safety Officer for the M16 and 9M ranges. In 2013, while assigned to the 396th Combat Support Hospital, Vancouver, WA, she deployed overseas aboard the Australian Navy ship, HMAS Tobruk, to provide nursing education and nursing care to residents of Papua New Guinea. In 2018, she deployed with the 75th Combat Support Hospital, Tuscaloosa, AL as a nurse practitioner to the Middle East (Kuwait and Jordan) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Spartan Shield). Throughout her military career, Major Eisert has earned the National Defense Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Shoulder Sleeve Insignia for Former Wartime Service (SSI-FWTS), known as the Combat Patch; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization Device; Four Army Commendation Medals; Four Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals; Two Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbons; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and Army Achievement Medal. She continues as a reservist the United States Army.
Shelly resides in Batesville with her husband Ben. Ben and Shelly enjoy spending time with their nieces and nephews.