Nursing Faculty

Melissa Baker, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

bakerInstructor
Miles 200 A
502.272.7973
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Interests: Family nurse practitioner education; population health

Julia Beran, MSN, RN, ONC

Instructor
Miles Hall 209
502.272.7903
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Interests: Fundamentals of Nursing; simulation

Bev Bone, MSN, RN

Instructor
Miles Hall 217
502.272.7995
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Interests: Leadership; management

Theresa Broderick, MSN, ARNP

Assistant Professor
Miles Hall 213
502.272.8420
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Interests: Women's health

Denise Burd, MAEd, RD, LD

Instructor
Miles Hall 303
502.272.8238
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Interests: Nutrition; wellness

Sherill Nones Cronin, PhD, RN-BC

Professor
Miles Hall 203
502.272.8149 
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Interests: Evidence based practice; caring research; outcomes research; nursing work environment

Teena Darnell, DNP, RN

Assistant Professor
Miles Hall 321
502.272.8635
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Interests: Community health; student health; adult obesity

Julianne Evers, DNP, APRN, AG-ACNP-BC, CCRN

Julianne EversAssistant Professor
Miles Hall 201
502.272.7459
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Interests: Critical care and high acuity nursing; STEMI patients, bone marrow transplantation; nurse practitioner education; evidence-based practice

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

Associate Professor
Miles Hall 301
502.272.8103
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Interests: Evidence based practice in diabetes care; healthy aging and end of life care; pain and symptom control in nursing home population; cancer care.

Debi Hatton, PhD(c), RN, CMSRN

Debi HattonDirector of Simulation
Miles Hall 322
502.272.8265
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Interests: Simulation education; innovation in classroom teaching; assessment strategies; qualitative research

Kim Hawkins, PhD, APRN, FNP-C

BSN Department Chairperson, Associate Professor
Miles Hall 202
502.272.7106
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Interests: Family Nurse Practitioner issues; simulation in healthcare education; interprofessional simulation education; quantitative evaluation; instrumentation

Barbara Jackson, PhD, RN

Associate Director of Assessment & Accreditation, Associate Professor
Miles 102
502.272.7605
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Interests: Vulnerable populations; refugee health; incarcerated parenting; special needs children and adults; pediatric safety

Dana McNeeley, MSN, RN, CNE

Simulation Coordinator, Assistant Professor
Miles Hall 106
502.272.8421
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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
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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

Jennifer Miller, MSN, RN

Jennifer-Miller Instructor
Miles Hall 238
502.272.7128
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Interests: Symptom management; Depression among cancer patients

 Lori Minton, EdD, RN

Associate Director of the Accelerated 2nd Degree Track, Assistant Professor
Miles Hall 208
502.272.7967
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Interests: Clinical decision making, Critical Care, Student Success

Heather Owens, PhD, RN

Heather Owens headshotChair of Graduate Nursing Studies and Scholarship, Assistant Professor
Miles Hall 212
502.272.8101
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Interests: Nursing leadership & management; sleep health research; weight-related behavior research

Gwen H. Rinker, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

Gwen H. RinkerAdjunct Faculty
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Interests: Primary healthcare; epidemiology; research and statistics

Kelly Ruppel, PhD, RN, CNE

Headshot of Kelly RuppelAssistant Professor
Miles Hall 206
502.272.7998
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Interests: Evidence-based teaching strategies in nursing education; health behaviors of women; population health; leadership & management.

Cody Ryan, MA-DICO, BSN, RN

Cody RyanInstructor
Miles 200
502.272.8416
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Interests: Psychiatric mental-health nursing; infectious disease; substance abuse

Britt A. Schloemer, MSN, APRN, CPNP, BLS

Instructor
Miles 214
502.272.8279
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Interests: Pediatric health; developmental care in the neonatal intensive care unit; dietary therapy to treat epilepsy; patient education

Julia Senn-Reeves, DNP, APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K

Assistant Professor
Miles Hall 216
502.272.7994
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Carol Smith, PhD, FNP-C

Associate Professor
Miles Hall 211
502.272.7414
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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
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Interests: Minority adolescent pregnancy prevention; general women’s health concerns

Chris Webb, DNP, FNP-BC

Associate Director, FNP Track
Miles Hall 218
502.272.8394
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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 103
502.272.8639
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Interests: Tobacco-free policy; health policy

Nursing Staff

Julie AndersonJulie Anderson, BA
BSN Clinical Coordinator
Miles Hall 318
502.272.8995

Julie L. BenvieJulie L. Benvie
Dean & Graduate Faculty Assistant
Miles Hall 104
502.272.8147

Mary KaneMary Kane, MSN, RN
Clinical Instructor
Miles Hall 232A
502.272.7679

Emily NationEmily Nation, MA
Graduate Practicum Coordinator
Miles Hall 232B
502.272.8214

Ryanne Noel-LuttrellRyanne Noel-Luttrell
Simulation Laboratory Technician
Miles Hall 105
502.272.7996

Lois O’BrienLois O’Brien, MSN, RN
Skills Lab Coordinator
Miles Hall 107
502.272.7983

Mona PsionesMona Psiones, MSN, RN
Academic Success Coordinator
Miles Hall 306
502.272.8638

Robin Webb
BSN Faculty Assistant
Miles Hall 204
502.272.8215