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The mission of the Academic Affairs is to support and forward the education component of the mission of the College of Nursing by assuring the quality and integrity of the curricula, encouraging teaching innovations and providing outstanding service to the teaching faculty and to students.

Administration and Staff

Suzanne Perraud, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, and Program Director, Specialist (MSN and DNP) Education

Frank Hicks, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, and Program Director, Generalist (GEM) Education

Rosemarie Suhayda, PhD, APN, ANP-BC
Director of Evaluation

Lisa Rosenberg, PhD
Director of Academic Advancement

Molly Burch
Admissions Recruiter

Barbara Swanson, PhD, RN
Program Director, PhD

Phyllis Gunning, MPH
Administrator, Academic Affairs

Jeanette Brown, BS
Admin Assistant to Associate Dean/Program Assistant:

  • DNP
  • PhD

Queen E. Flowers
Program Assistant:
  • Acute/Chron Care Pediatric NP
  • Advanced Public Health Nursing
  • Family NP
  • Neonatal NP
  • Pediatric NP
  • Pediatric CNS
  • Psych Mental Health NP

Nachelle Pugh
Admin Assistant to Assistant Dean/Program Assistant:
  • Generalist Entry Masters (GEM)
  • Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)

Vevlyn Rogers
Program Assistant:
  • Acute Care NP
  • Acute Care NP & Crit Care CNS (Combined)
  • Adult Health CNS
  • Adult NP
  • Adult/Gero CNS
  • Adult/Gero NP
  • Anesthesia (CRNA)
  • Critical Care CNS
  • Gerontological CNS
  • Gerontological NP

Program Directors and Coordinators

MSN - Advanced Generalist

Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL):
-Frank Hicks, PhD, RN
Generalist Entry Master's (GEM):
-Frank Hicks, PhD, RN

MSN - Specialty

Acute Care NP (ACNP):
-Barbara Hinch, DNP, RN, APN-CNP
Acute Care NP & Crit Care CNS (Combined):
-Barbara Hinch, DNP, RN, APN-CNP
Acute/Chron. Care Pediatric NP (ACPNP):
-Beth Bolick, DNP, CPNP-AC, PNP-BC, CCRN
Adult Health CNS:
-Marcia Murphy, DNP, RN, ANP
Adult NP (ANP):
-Marcia Murphy, DNP, RN, ANP
Adult/Gero. CNS (Dual Program):
-Joanne Miller, PhD, RN, APN/GNP-BC
Adult/Gero. NP (Dual Program):
-Joanne Miller, PhD, RN, APN/GNP-BC
Adv. Public Health Nursing:
-Susan Swider, PhD, APHN-BC
Anesthesia (CRNA):
-Mike Kremer, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Critical Care CNS:
-Barbara Hinch, DNP, RN, APN-CNP
Family NP:
-Kathy Swartwout, PhD, APN, FNP-BC
Gerontological CNS:
-Joanne Miller, PhD, RN, APN/GNP-BC
Gerontological NP:
-Joanne Miller, PhD, RN, APN/GNP-BC
Neonatal NP:
-Terri Russell, DNP, RN, NNP-BC
Pediatric NP:
-Jan Odiaga, DNP, CPNP
Psych. Mental Health NP (Adult):
-Linnea Carlson-Sabelli, PhD, TEP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Psych. Mental Health NP (Family):
-Linnea Carlson-Sabelli, PhD, TEP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP):
-Mary Rodts, DNP, CNP, ONC, FAAN
-Barbara Swanson, PhD, RN, ACRN

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