July 2016

Dr. Debra Rose Wilson ’06, a PhD in Psychology graduate, was recently awarded the 2016 American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Service Award at the AHNA annual conference. Dr. Wilson has been a member of the AHNA Education Approval Committee since 2000 and the Program Recognition Committee since 2007.

June 2016

Stacie Jenkins ’13, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has been named senior director of quality and patient safety at the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) Trust Funds. She has been with the LHA Trust Funds’ team since 2010 and most recently served as its director of clinical risk management.

Louise Thornell ’07, an MSN graduate and PhD in Nursing student, has been named vice president and chief nurse executive for Christus® St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas. She has served as interim chief nurse executive since October 2015.

April 2016

Dr. Rosa M. Cooper ’15 ’09, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, recently received the Wong Moss Outstanding Alumni Award from Delaware County Community College. Cooper is a nursing supervisor at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit.

Alvin Mena Cantero ’15, an MSN graduate, has become a member of the American Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Association.

March 2016

Liza Tapia ’15, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has joined the Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna, Minnesota, as a family medicine nurse practitioner.

Jo Andrea Watson ’14 ’08, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, is now director of organizational development and learning at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Virginia.

Melissa A. Harvey ’12, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has been elected as a board member for the Lima Convalescent Home Foundation’s board of trustees. Harvey is a registered nurse and full-time teacher and practical nursing coordinator at Rhodes State College in Ohio.

January 2016

Aaron Hisel ’15, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has joined Bronson Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists in Michigan. He will be working as a hospitalist at Bronson Methodist Hospital and Bronson Battle Creek Hospital.

Susan Moore ’15, an MSN graduate, has joined Jenkins Memorial Health Clinic in Wellston, Ohio, as a family nurse practitioner.

Kathleen Norkol ’15, an MSN graduate, has joined Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic in Minnesota as a nurse practitioner. She has worked there as a registered nurse for the past 15 years.

Shannon Shaw ’15, an MSN graduate, has joined the urgent care department at the Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Clinic and Convenient Care in Baxter, Minnesota.

Melissa Kline ’07, an MSN graduate, has been promoted to vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer at MetroHealth in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been with MetroHealth since 1998.

Cindy Clos ’14, an MSN graduate, was promoted to associate director of clinical services for Arbor Hospice and Palliative Care in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a member of the nonprofit’s operations team.

November 2015

Mallory Brown ’15, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, recently joined the Family Medicine Department at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center on San Juan Island, Washington. She was previously a clinical instructor for first-year nursing students at Western New Mexico University.

Jamie Young ’15, an MSN graduate, has recently joined Southeastern Health’s orthopedics medical staff as a nurse practitioner. She lives in Lumberton, North Carolina.

October 2015

Darrell New ’15, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has accepted a position at Lourdes and Mercy Medical Associates in Paducah, Kentucky, as a nurse practitioner. He has been with Lourdes for 19 years in the position of director of clinical services.

Emily Sielski ’15, an MSN graduate, has joined Bronson Internal Medicine Oshtemo in Michigan. Sielski is a certified family nurse practitioner with 5 years of nursing experience.

Tabitha Aldridge ’13, an MSN graduate, has joined the Mary Black Health System in Spartanburg, South Carolina, as its chief quality officer. She previously worked at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

Neva-Jean Bullett ’13, an MSN graduate, is now the social worker for long-term care patients at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Vermont, which offers sub-acute care for patients recovering from a surgery or a stroke, and long-term care for people who can no longer live alone.

Jennifer Haas ’13, an MSN graduate, has joined SalusCare in Florida as an advanced registered nurse practitioner treating adults and children with mental health and substance abuse issues.

Dusti Sluder ’10, an MSN graduate, has been named dean of Pensacola State College’s Warrington campus. Sluder was previously director of nursing at the college.

Dr. Bethany Mello ’06, an MSN graduate, is now an associate professor and director of the family nurse practitioner program at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho.

June 2015

Timothy Huff ’15, ’11, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has joined King’s Daughters Medical Center’s family care center as a family nurse practitioner in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Huff began his career at King’s Daughters 16 years ago as an emergency medical technician.

Dr. Jacqueline Herd ’14, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate, has joined Columbus Regional Health in Georgia as vice president and chief nursing officer for Midtown Medical Center.

May 2015

Dr. Pamela Paparone ’14, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate, published “Supporting Influenza Vaccination Intent Among Nurses: Effects of Leadership and Attitudes Toward Adoption of Evidence-Based Practice” in the Journal of Nursing Administration.

April 2015

Kathy Kelly ’12, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, was named to Becker’s ASC Review’s Rising Stars: 49 ASC Leaders Under 40. Kelly is the administrator of Viewmont Surgery Center in Hickory, North Carolina.

Devon Nicely ’14, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has joined Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Virginia as an adjunct instructor in the practical nursing program. She will be teaching dosage calculations in the summer session and mental health and skills lectures and labs in the fall.

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