Nursing Faculty

Julia Beran, MSN, RN, ONC

Instructor
Miles Hall 238
502.272.7903
email

Interests: Fundamentals of Nursing; simulation

Bev Bone, MSN, RN

Instructor
Miles Hall 217
502.272.7995
email

Interests: Leadership; management

Theresa Broderick, MSN, ARNP

Assistant Professor
Miles Hall 213
502.272.8420
email

Interests: Women's health

Denise Burd, MAEd, RD, LD

Instructor
Miles Hall 303
502.272.8238
email

Interests: Nutrition; wellness

Sherill Nones Cronin, PhD, RN-BC

Chair of Graduate Nursing Studies, Professor
Miles Hall 203
502.272.8149 
email

Interests: Evidence based practice; caring research; outcomes research; nursing work environment

Teena Darnell, DNP, RN

Assistant Professor
Miles Hall 311
502.272.8635
email

Interests: Community health; student health; adult obesity

Kathy Hager, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE

Associate Professor
Miles Hall 301
502.272.8103
email

Interests: Evidence based practice in diabetes care; healthy aging and end of life care; pain and symptom control in nursing home population; cancer care.

Kim Hawkins, PhD, APRN, CHSE

Associate Professor
Miles Hall 200
502.272.7106
email

Interests: Family Nurse Practitioner issues; simulation in healthcare education; interprofessional simulation education; quantitative evaluation; instrumentation

Barbara Jackson, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Miles 201
502.272.7605
email

Interests: Vulnerable populations; refugee health; incarcerated parenting; special needs children and adults; pediatric safety

Hope Jones, MSN, RN

Simulation Director
Miles 322
502.272.7998
email

Interests: Simulation in healthcare education

Barbara Lee, MSN, MEd, RN-BC, CWOCN

BSN Chair, Associate Professor
Miles Hall 202
502.272.8416
email

Research Interests: Caring; minority student success 

Joan Masters, EdD, MBA, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Professor
Miles Hall 212
502.272.8281
email

Interests: Severe mental illness; faculty development; simulation in psychiatric nursing; psychiatrically themed music; films; memoirs

Dana McNeeley, MSN, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor
Miles Hall 306
502.272.8241
email

Interests: Distress at the end of life; technology in nursing education

Linda Mefford, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, RNC-NC

Associate Professor
Miles Hall 240
502.272.7154
email

Interests: Nursing theory and philosophy; Levine’s Conservation Model of Nursing; health promotion for preterm and high-risk infants; mind/body/spirit connections in nursing and health; quantitative nursing research; health outcomes research

Lori Minton, MSN, RN

Instructor
Miles Hall 208
502.272.7967
email

Interests: Clinical decision making

Heather Owens, PhD, RN

Heather Owens headshotAssistant Professor
Miles Hall 319
502.272.8101
email

Interests: Nursing leadership & management; sleep health research; weight-related behavior research

Chris Pickering, MAT, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Instructor
Miles Hall 319
502.272.7128
email

Interests: Nurse practitioner education; student success strategies

Mary Ellen Pike, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC

Coordinator RN-BSN Program, Assistant Professor
Miles Hall 206
502.272.8265
email

Interests: Nursing education; health care history; curriculum

Britt A. Schloemer, MSN, APRN, CPNP

Instructor
Miles 214
502.272.8279
email

Interests: Pediatric health; developmental care in the neonatal intensive care unit; dietary therapy to treat epilepsy; patient education

Julia Senn-Reeves, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN

Instructor
Miles Hall 216
502.272.7994
email

Carol Smith, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Miles Hall 208
502.272.7414
email

Interests: Cardiac (MI signs and symptoms); women’s health; critical care

Ta'Neka Vaden-Lindsay, DNP, APRN, WHANP-BC

Assistant Professor
Miles Hall 239
502.272.7101
email

Interests: Minority adolescent pregnancy prevention; general women’s health concerns

Chris Webb, MSN, APRN

Instructor
Miles Hall 218
502.272.8394
email

Interests: Caring for liver transplant population; end of life / palliative care education

Nancy York, PhD, RN, CNE

Dean of the School of Nursing and Clinical Sciences
Miles Hall 321
502.272.8639
email

Interests: Tobacco-free policy; health policy

Nursing Staff

Gayle Ramirez
Graduate Faculty Assistant
Miles Hall 320
502.272.8147

Robin Webb
BSN Faculty Assistant
Miles Hall 200
502.272.8215