Top Nursing Professors

 

Nurses are taking the front seat in the health care industry both in the U.S. and internationally these days. As health care costs rise and insurance becomes less affordable, nurses are providing more of the primary health care that was once the realm of MDs, and this added demand has made nursing education and the training of a newly skilled nursing workforce more important than ever before. This list acknowledges 100 of the best and brightest professors, assistant professors, and instructors who are teaching the next generation of nurses to handle increasing responsibility. The list, presented in no particular order and categorized by region, features nurses with a diverse array of specialties.

 

Eastern Colleges and Universities

 

  1. Dr. Sheila Carey Grossman

    Sheila Carey Grossman is a professor of nursing in both the graduate and undergraduate programs and the current coordinator of the Family Nursing Practitioner Track. She is also the author of numerous books.

    • Institution: Fairfield University School of Nursing
    • Recognition: 2009 AJN Book of the Year Award, Recipient
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  2. Kathryn K. Ellis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC

    Kathryn K. Ellis is an assistant professor of nursing and the program director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. In addition to her teaching, she maintains a practice.

    • Institution: Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies
    • Recognition: Georgetown University Medical Center Faculty Achievement Award, 2011
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  3. David Anthony Forrester, PhD, RN, ANEF

    David Anthony Forrester is a professor and faculty president at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing. In addition, he is a clinical professor in the department of Environmental Medicine.

    • Institution: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
    • Recognition: Leader of eight international faculty members in the STTI Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership Academy
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  4. Gail D’Eramo Melkus, EdD, C-NP, FAAN

    Gail Melkus is a professor in nursing research. She is also a nationally recognized expert in diabetes nursing care and research and has published numerous scholarly articles on the topic.

    • Institution: New York University School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  5. Cheryl Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN

    Cheryl Beck is a Distinguished Professor of Nursing with a focus on Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is also the PhD Program Coordinator and Joint Appointment for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

    • Institution: University of Connecticut School of Nursing
    • Recognition: AJN Book of the Year for Nursing Research, 2011; 2012 Annie Goodrich Distinguished Nurse Lectureship Award, Institute of Living, Hartford, CT; 2009 Distinguished Professional Service Award, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  6. Bimbola Akintade, PhD, MBA, MHA, ACNP-BC

    Bimbola Akintade is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

    • Institution: University of Maryland School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  7. Lori S. Irelan

    Lori Irelan is an Assistant Professor at Wilmington University.

    • Institution: Wilmington University College of Health Professions
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  8. Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN

    Ivy Alexander is a Professor and Director of the Adult-Gerontological, Family, and Women’s Health Primary Care NP Specialty. Her research foci are Women’s Health, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Risk Reduction, and Health Disparities

    • Institution: Yale University School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing, May 2010; Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Inducted November 2009; Shirley Novosel Award for Distinguished Alumna, The Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing, 2008-09, awarded November 3, 2008
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  9. Ann Wolbert Burgess, D.N.S., RNCS, FAAN

    Ann Wolbert Burgess is a professor and a recognized scholar on the treatment of victims of trauma and abuse. She teaches courses in victimology and multiple forensic fields.

    • Institution: Boston College William F. Connel School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Sigma Theta Tau Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International, July 2010;
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  10. Suzanne Bakken, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FACMI

    Suzanne Bakken is Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics with research foci of HIV/AIDS, depression, tobacco cessation, and among others. She has numerous publications and is the recipient of multiple significant awards.

    • Institution: Columbia University School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Helen Nahm Lecture Award, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing, 2008; UCSF School of Nursing Centennial Wall of Fame, 2007; 21st Century Achievement Award for Education and Academia, Computerworld Honors Program, 2006
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  11. Sarah Sheets Cook, DNP, RN-CS

    Sarah Sheets Cook is a Professor of Clinical Nursing, and the Vice Dean of the Columbia University School of Nursing. Her primary research focus is in Women’s health.

    • Institution: Columbia University School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine, 2011; International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) Founder’s Award, 2002
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  12. Jose Barcega, MHS, PA-C, MT-ASCP, BS

    Jose Barcega is an Assistant Clinical Professor and the director of the Physician Assistant Program.

    • Institution: Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  13. Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, MSN, BSN, CNSC

    Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili is an associate professor with research focusing on nutrition and surgical recovery. She is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Parental and Enteral Nutrition.

    • Institution: Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
    • Recognition: Distinguished Nutrition Support Nurse Service award from the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2009; Springer Award for a Distinguished Single Work of Research in Applied Geriatric Nursing, 2006
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  14. Carrie C. Bowman

    Carrie Bowman is an instructor for the Department of Nursing at Georgetown University.

    • Institution: Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  15. Elizabeth Sloand, PhD, RN, PNP-BC

    Elizabeth Sloand is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care, primarily focused on underserved and low-income children. She also has expertise and interest in international health, global nursing, among others.

    • Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Maryland Daily Record, Maryland Volunteer Health Care Hero Award, 2005
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  16. Laura A. Taylor, PhD, RN

    Laura Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care. She is an expert in computer-based information technologies.

    • Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  17. Barbara J. Hoerst, PhD, RN

    Barbara Hoerst is an Assistant Professor of Nursing. Her research interests include adverse perinatal outcomes, low birth weight infants, and chronic illness and community care.

    • Institution: LaSalle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  18. Donna Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN

    Donna Fick is both a Professor of Nursing and a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research interests include inappropriate medication use in older adults, dementia, and clinical outcomes in managed care.

    • Institution: Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Editor, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 2001; John A. Hartford Geriatric Nursing Research Award, Eastern Nursing Research Society, 2009; Springer Award in Geriatric Nursing for Publication in Applied Nursing Research, Springer Publishing Company, 2005
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  19. Lucille Sanzero Eller, PhD, RN

    Lucille Sanzero Eller is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing. Her research focuses on symptom management with an emphasis on depressive symptoms in victims of HIV/AIDS or cancer.

    • Institution: Rutgers College of Nursing
    • Recognition: Governor’s Nursing Merit Award, Nurse Researcher, 2002; Service Award, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, Newark, NJ, 2000
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  20. Whitney Hodges Shanley, BSN, MSN

    Whitney Shanley is an instructor in the both the classroom and clinical component of the undergraduate program. She is currently the faculty advisor for the Student Nurse Organization.

    • Institution: The George Washington University School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  21. Sandra Bellini, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, CNE

    Sandra Bellini is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing.

    • Institution: University of Connecticut School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  22. Susan Antol, MS, RN

    Susan Antol is an Assistant Professor who teaches community, rural, and home health nursing.

    • Institution: University of Maryland School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  23. Genevieve E. Chandler, RN, PhD

    Genevieve Chandler is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Department of Nursing.

    • Institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst Department of Nursing
    • Recognition: Nancy Valentine Excellence in Leadership Award, American Psychiatric Nurses, Association, New England Chapter, 2012; National Education Award, American Psychiatric Nursing Association, 2008
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  24. Catherine M. Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Catherine Bender is a Professor of Health and Community Systems. Her teaching is divided between doctoral and graduate students and her research focuses on cancer care.

    • Institution: University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  25. Hyekyun Rhee, PhD, RN, PNP

    Hyekyun Rhee is an Associate Professor with expertise in primary care. Her research and presentations focus on asthma treatment in adolescents.

    • Institution: University of Rochester Medical Center School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  26. Barbara A. Black, RN, ANP, MS, MA

    Barbara Black is an Associate Professor of Nursing. Her research focuses on Program Planning and Development.

    • Institution: Upstate Medical University College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  27. Catherine B. Brownell, PhD

    Catherine Brownell is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Nursing Program at Utica College. Her research interests are in rural health and community health nursing.

  28. Elizabeth Blunt, PhD, RN, APN, BC

    Elizabeth Blunt is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of Nurse Practitioner Programs. Her Teaching areas include physical assessment, minor procedures, and complementary therapies, and her areas of academic interest include NP prescriptive practice, complementary and integrative health, and pharmaceutical company influence on practice.

    • Institution: Villanova University College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  29. Dorothy E. Baker, EdD, MSN, BSN

    Dorothy Baker is a professor who teaches undergraduate courses in research, chronic and palliative care, and global health care, as well as numerous graduate courses.

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Southern Colleges and Universities

 

  1. Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN

    Deborah Watkins Bruner is a professor and Chair of Nursing. Her teaching focuses on quantitative research methods, randomized clinical trials, health disparities, and late cancer effects and management.

    • Institution: Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, current Chair, Health Services Research and Outcome Committee;
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  2. Michele Brimeyer, MSN, ARNP, WHNP-BC

    Michele Brimeyer is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Florida College of Nursing. She specializes in teaching obstetrics and women’s health to graduate and undergraduate students.

    • Institution: University of Florida College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  3. Jane Bostick, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC

    Jane Bostick is an associate teaching Professor and a current member of the Board of Directors of the Boone County Senior Citizens Services Corporation.

    • Institution: University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  4. Anne W. Alexandrov, PhD, RN, CCRN, ANVP-BC, FAAN

    Anne Alexandrov is a nurse physiologist and professor. Her research focus is blood flow augmentation to help stroke victims.

    • Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing
    • Recognition: World Federation of Critical Care Nursing, Life Honorary Ambassador; Birmingham Metro Nurse of the Year, 2010
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  5. Safa’a Al-Arabi, PhD, RN, MSN, MPH

    Safa’a Al-Arabi is an associate professor with expertise in Community/Public Health, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Nursing research, and Mother and Family Health.

    • Institution: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  6. Jacqueline M. McGrath, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN

    Jacqueline McGrath is an associate professor in the Family and Community Health Nursing department with a research focus on neonatal behavioral physiology. She teaches research, evidence based practice, and nursing concepts.

    • Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  7. E. Jean Dubois, RN, MSN, CRNP

    Jean Dubois is an Assistant Professor of nursing and coordinator of senior level clinical course. Her research interests are in critical care in community settings.

    • Institution: Auburn University School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Excellence in Research Award, Theta Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, 2003.
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  8. Jenny B. Schuessler, DSN, RN

    Jenny Shuessler is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean of the Auburn University School of Nursing. Her teaching areas include Critical Care Nursing, Senior Preceptorship, Adult Health Nursing, and Graduate Studies.

    • Institution: Auburn University School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Excellence in Education Award, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, May 2002
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  9. Mary C. Brucker, PhD

    Mary Brucker is a certified Nurse-Midwife and professor. She has written numerous publications examining nurse-patient interactions and relationships, as well as articles about nurse midwifery.

    • Institution: Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  10. Ruth A. Anderson, PhD, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN

    Ruth Anderson is a Professor of Nursing and a Senior Fellow in the Duke University Center for Aging and Human Development. Her primary research area is nursing home management with additional expertise Gerontology, Nursing and Health Care Leadership and Translational Research.

    • Institution: Duke University School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  11. Elizabeth J. Corwin, RN, PhD

    Elizabeth Corwin is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research. She has published three Editions of her textbook “Handbook of Pathophysiology.”

    • Institution: Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  12. Dawn Aycock, MSN, APRN-BC, CCRC

    Dawn Aycock is a Clinical Assistant Professor. She has numerous publications in clinical and nursing research.

    • Institution: Georgia State University Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  13. Rosemarie Berman, RN, PhD

    Rosemarie Berman is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and the Chair of the B.S.N. program.

  14. Agnes Burkhard, MSN, PhD, RN, APHN-BC

    Agnes Burkhard is an Assistant Professor of Nursing who teaches Nursing Research, Community Health Nursing, and the Theory of Nursing.

  15. Jane G. Anderson, MSN, APRN-BC

    Jane Anderson is an instructor at the college of nursing. Her clinical and research interests are centered on improving outcomes for older patients and simulation in nursing education.

    • Institution: Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  16. Cynthia Lynch, MSN, BSN

    Cynthia Lynch is an instructor at the Presbyterian School of Nursing, Blair College of Health. She teaches medical surgical nursing.

    • Institution: Queens University of Charlotte Presbyterian School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  17. Renee Davis, MSN, RN, CPNP

    Renee Davis is an instructor in both graduate and undergraduate levels, and she is currently the coordinator for the clinical component of the undergraduate program. Her research focus is obesity

    • Institution: Saint Louis University School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  18. Peggy Lee, MS, BSN, ADN

    Peggy Lee is a Clinical Instructor of Nursing at the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions.

    • Institution: University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  19. Claudia Barone, EdD, RN, LNC, CPC, CCNS-BC, APN

    Claudia Barone is a professor with a specialty in post-anesthesia care. She has published, presented and consulted in the areas of smoking cessation, post-anesthesia care, and coding and reimbursement issues.

    • Institution: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  20. Jennifer Harrison Elder, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Jennifer Elder is a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research. Her primary role Is directing the PhD program and mentoring the PhD students whose dissertations relate to children’s health.

    • Institution: University of Florida College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  21. Magdalena N. Muchlinski, PhD

    Magdalena Muchlinski is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology where she primarily teaches pre-nursing undergraduates.

  22. Dr. Lin Zhan

    Lin Zhan is the dean of the Lowenburg School of Nursing at the University of Memphis. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and she has published more than 90 articles and several books.

    • Institution: University of Memphis Loewenburg School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  23. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN

    Rumay Alexander is a Clinical Professor and the Director of Multicultural affairs. Her area of expertise is in health care workforce, diversity, and strategic planning.

    • Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  24. RuthAnne Kuiper, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

    RuthAnne Kuiper is a Professor and the Department Chair of Adult Health and Learning Technology. Her research interests include nursing education, metacognition and self-regulated learning, and instructional technology.

    • Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  25. Raquel Reynolds, RN, MSN, CNS

    Raquel Reynolds is an Assistant Clinical Instructor of Holistic Adult Health with experience in health/oncology in the acute care setting. Her research focuses on health care decision making among patients with diabetes in the Hispanic population.

    • Institution: University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  26. Shannon Patton, MSN, RN

    Shannon Patton is an instructor of Clinical Nursing with a primary focus on teaching clinical nursing and the conceptual bases of aging lecture course.

    • Institution: University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  27. Gail B. Williams, PhD, RN

    Gail Williams is a tenured professor in the Family and Community Health Systems department. She is an experienced nursing educator and a pioneer in bringing nursing courses and programs to the web at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing.

    • Institution: University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  28. Kathryn Laughon, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Kathryn Laughon is an Associate Professor of Nursing in the Family, Community & Mental Health Systems department with a teaching focus on research methods and evidence based practice. Her primary research focuses on intimate partner homicide impact on children.

    • Institution: University of Virginia School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  29. Susan M. Adams, PhD, RN, PMHNP, FAANP

    Susan Adams is a Professor of Nursing whose current research regards efficacy of trauma-informed interventions and recovery for women with substance use and mental health disorders.

    • Institution: Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
    • Recognition: International Nurses Society on Addictions, Excellence in Education, 2009; American Psychiatric Nurses Association Excellence in Nursing Education, 2008; Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2008
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  30. Suzanne Ameringer, PhD, RN

    Suzanne Ameringer is an Assistant Professor with a research focus on pain and symptom management in adolescents with chronic disease.

    • Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page

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Midwestern Colleges and Universities

 

  1. Meghan Harris, PhD, RN

    Meghan Harris is an assistant professor. Her professional focus is in simulation technology and education.

    • Institution: Oakland University School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  2. Kimberly Arcoleo, PhD, MPH

    Kimberly Arcoleo is an assistant professor with a research focus on the health disparities in children’s asthma.

    • Institution: The Ohio State University College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  3. Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Usha Menon is a professor and Vice Dean of the College of Nursing.

    • Institution: The Ohio State University College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  4. Bonnie Brehm, PhD, RD

    Bonnie Brehm is a professor of nursing with a specialty in nutrition, especially obesity and dietetics. She has been involved with research into obesity and eating disorders for the past decade.

    • Institution: University of Cincinnati School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Member Merit Award, Ohio Dietetic Association, 2006; Ohio Dietetic Association’s nominee for ADA Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award, 2000; Research Dietitian Award, Ohio Dietetic Association, 2001
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  5. Linda C. Baumann

    Linda C. Baumann is a professor of nursing with expertise in global public health, chronic disease management, and behavioral health promotion.

    • Institution: University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  6. Shelly Cary

    Shelly Cary is an Assistant Professor of Nursing. Her research interests includes heart failure monitoring systems.

  7. Nagia Ali

    Nagia Ali is a Professor in the Ball State School of Nursing. She currently teaches Nursing Theory and Data Analysis in Nursing.

    • Institution: Ball State School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  8. Amy Abbott, PhD, RN

    Amy Abbot is an associate professor whose research interests focus on patient safety, symptom clusters, symptom management, and health information technology.

    • Institution: Creighton University School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  9. Ruth Ann Brintnall, PhD, AOCN, CHPN, APRN-BC

    Ruth Ann Brintnall is an Associate Professor of Nursing with a research focus of end of life care.

    • Institution: Grand Valley State University Kirkhof College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  10. Marcena Gabrielson, PhD, RN

    Marcena Gabrielson is an Assistant Professor with a nursing specialty in Gerontology. Her research interests include LGBT older adults and nursing history.

    • Institution: Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  11. Ida Androwich, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN

    Ida Androwich is a professor of nursing. Her research focus is optimizing technology to improve nursing care.

    • Institution: Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  12. Carrie Lynn Abele, PhD, RN

    Carrie Lynn Abele is an Assistant Professor and the Nursing Education Program Director. She teaches courses related to teaching and evaluating Nursing Education.

    • Institution: Oakland University School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  13. Rebecca J. Rudel, PhD, MSN, RN

    Rebecca Rudel is a professor and the Dean of the School of Nursing at the Moorhead, MN campus of Rasmussen College. She has expertise in curriculum development, teaching & learning, assessment & evaluation, gerontology, leadership, and health assessment.

    • Institution: Rasmussen College School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  14. Maripat King, RN, MSN, ACNP

    Maripat King is a clinical instructor with a research focus on treatments for arrhythmia.

    • Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  15. Rita A. Frantz, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Rita Frantz is a professor and dean. Her research foci are in wound healing, pressure ulcer prevention, and evidence based practices

  16. Paul Hertel, CRNA, MS

    Paul Hertel is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Nurse Anesthesia. He serves as co-instructor for courses in regional anesthesia, pain management and two nurse anesthesia theory classes.

    • Institution: The University of Kansas Department of Nurse Anesthesia Education
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  17. Barbara L. Brush, PHD, ANP-BC, FAAN

    Barbara Brush is an Associate Professor at University of Michigan where she co-coordinates the Family Nurse Practitioner grad program and teaches clinical management. Her extensive research focuses on nursing care quality issues, particularly among vulnerable populations.

    • Institution: University of Michigan School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award, Sigma Theta Tau, 2007; Helene Fuld Leadership for Academic Nursing Program Award, 2005; Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1999
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  18. Donna Bliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

    Donna Bliss is a research professor who teaches diverse nursing courses. Her research interests include fecal incontinence, perineal skin problems associated with incontinence.

    • Institution: University of Minnesota School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  19. Susan A. Barnason, PhD, APRN-CNS, CEN, CCRN, FAHA

    Susan Barnason is a professor of nursing practice, teaching clinical courses for the adult-gerontology grad program and implementing evidence based practice in the doctorate program. Her research focuses on cardiovascular issues.

    • Institution: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing
    • Recognition: Emergency Nurses Association, Distinguished Service Award, 2005
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  20. Diane R. Lauver, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

    Diane Lauver is a Professor who studies why people do or do not engage in selected health-related behaviors.

    • Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
    • Recognition: University of Rochester, Distinguished Alum of the Year, 2007; Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1998
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  21. Hedi Bednarz, MSN, ACNS-BC, CNE

    Hedi Bednarz is a clinical instructor with expertise in medical/surgical nursing and adult health. Her research interests include diversity among nursing students, medication errors and nursing students, and clinical games as an education tool.

    • Institution: Wayne State University College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page

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Western Colleges and Universities

 

  1. Denise Link, PhD, WHNP-BC, CNE, FAAN

    Denise Link is a clinical Associate Professor who has published research on reproductive anatomy and physiology and women’s primary health care.

    • Institution: Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation
    • Recognition: American Academy of Nursing, Fellow, 2011-Present
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  2. Lina Badr, DNSc, CPNP, RN, FAAN

    Dr. Lina Badr is a professor of Advanced Pediatric Nursing and Research Methods. She has published dozens of peer reviewed journal articles and focuses her research on the neurodevelopment of high risk infants.

    • Institution: Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Tenured, emeriti Professor, University of California in Los Angeles; recipient of several NIH grants.
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  3. Connie Brehm, PhD, FNP, RN

    Connie Brehm is a Professor of Nursing at both the undergraduate- and master’s-level, with a focus on community health and advance practice nursing.

    • Institution: Azusa Pacific University
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  4. Lorie H. Judson

    Lorie Judson is an Associate Professor and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Nurse Corps. In addition to being the lead teacher for undergraduate pediatric nursing courses, she is also the chair of the undergraduate program.

    • Institution: California State University, Los Angeles School of Nursing.
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  5. Janet Houser, PhD, EdS, MS

    Dr. Janet Houser is the Academic Dean of Regis University Division of Health Services. Her research interests include health care staffing, environmental assessment in hospitals, and development of professional practice systems.

  6. Susan Scherer, PhD, PT

    Susan Scherer is a professor with a background in physical therapy and the Associate dean of her department. Her research interests include promoting physical activity in communities and cardiovascular risk assessment.

  7. Felicia Hodge, Dr.P.H.

    Felicia Hodge is a professor whose research focuses on health issues in American Indian communities. She has served as the Chair of the American Indian Studies program and has published extensively.

    • Institution: University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing
    • Recognition: Director of the Center for American Indian/Indigenous Research
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  8. Linda Sarna, DNSc, RN, AOCN, FAAN

    Linda Sarna is a Professor and the Chair of the School of Nursing. Her research focuses on lung cancer care, and has published extensively on the issue.

    • Institution: University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Blog
  9. Kristen Hedger Archbold, RN, PHD

    Kristen Archbold is an Assistant Professor with expertise in sleep health issues. Her research is focused on understanding the links between illness, behavior, and sleep in children.

    • Institution: The University of Arizona College of Medicine
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  10. Gail Armstrong, DNP, ACNS-BC, RN, CNE

    Gail Armstrong is an Associate Professor with a concentration on adult acute care nursing.

    • Institution: University of Colorado College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  11. Marife Aczon-Armstrong, PhD, MSN, MSCP, RN

    Marife Aczon-Armstrong is an Assistant Professor with expertise in counseling, mental health, case management, healthcare insurance, and diabetes education among others.

    • Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  12. Catherine Christine Delnat, MSN, RN

    Catherine Delnat is an instructor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

    • Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  13. Carol Craig, PhD, MS, BSN

    Carol Craig is a professor and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate program with a career emphasis on teaching. Her current research regards managing end of life care in rural areas.

    • Institution: University of Portland School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  14. Kathy James, DNSc, MSN, BSN

    Kathy James is an Associate Professor of Nursing with expertise in family obesity prevention. Her research includes childhood and adult obesity, perinatal weight control, and community health.

    • Institution: University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
    • Recognition: American Academy of Nurses, Fellow, 2012
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  15. Judith F. Karshmer, PhD, APRN, BC

    Judith Karshmer is a professor and Dean at the University of San Francisco. She is a Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and her recent publications focus on nursing leadership and education.

    • Institution: University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions
    • Connect: Faculty Page,
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  16. Karen Van Leuven, BSN, MS, PhD

    Karen Van Leuven is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of San Francisco.

    • Institution: University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  17. Michael Caserta, PhD

    Michael Caserta is a Professor in the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program and an Adjunct Professor of Health Promotion and Education. He teaches courses in research design and health promotion.

    • Institution: University of Utah College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  18. Amanda Sue Al-Khudairi, BS, MSN, DNP

    Amanda Al-Khudairi is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Utah College of Nursing. Her research interests include women’s health, nutrition, and obesity prevention.

    • Institution: University of Utah College of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  19. Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

    Elizabeth Bridges is an Associate Professor who teaches the critical care nursing seminar. Her research focuses the care of critically ill/injured patients in unique and austere environments.

    • Institution: University of Washington
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  20. Eleanor F. Bond, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Eleanor Bond is a Professor in Nursing who teaches acute and critical care nursing to grad and undergrad students. Her research studies the effects of ovarian hormones and stress on the gut.

    • Institution: University of Washington School of Nursing
    • Connect: Faculty Page

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