School of Nursing

Baccalaureate Nursing Program

The baccalaureate nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The School of Nursing is committed to providing opportunities for students to pursue their first professional degree in nursing. The program is designed to encompass both liberal arts and professional studies. The primary goal of the program is to prepare nurses to practice effectively in a variety of settings and administer nursing care, which promotes, maintains, and restores health to individuals, families and communities. Leadership and a commitment to the profession through research are included in the competencies of the program. Graduates are prepared to function not only as professional practitioners, but also as educated citizens capable of effecting and dealing with change in society. The program also provides a strong basis for continuing education and graduate study in nursing. Click here for admission and degree requirements.

Graduate Nursing Programs

The School of Nursing offers a variety of graduate tracks for advanced studies in nursing including a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) track for Clinical Nurse Specialist, as well as a post-graduate track for the Family Nurse Practitioner certificate. 

Additionally, several tracks exist for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.   These include the BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track, BSN-DNP CRNA track, and the post-MSN DNP track.  The post-MSN DNP track is designed as a post-graduate degree program for those who already possess, at a minimum, a MSN and specialty certification.   While the BSN-DNP FNP and BSN-DNP CRNA tracks are offered on campus, the post-MSN DNP track offers on-campus hybrid and fully online enrollment options.  Click here for admission and degree requirements

School of Nursing Faculty

Lillia M. Loriz, Ph.D., G.N.P., B.C., Professor & Director, School of Nursing
Kathaleen C. Bloom, Ph.D., C.N.M., Professor & Associate Director, Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Program Coordinators

William D. Ahrens, M.S.N., R.N., Director, Regular Prelicensure B.SN.
Cynthia Cummings, Ed.D., R.N., Director, Accelerated Prelicensure B.S.N. 
Debra Wagner, Ph.D., C.N.M., Director, R.N.-B.S.N.


Pamela S. Chally, Ph.D., R.N., Professor
Lucy B. Trice, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., B.C., Professor Emeritus
Jan, Meires, Ed.D., A.R.N.P., B.C., Professor
M. Catherine Hough, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor
Barbara Kruger, Ph.D. R.N., Associate Professor
Barbara Olinzock, Ed.D., R.N., Associate Professor
Doreen Radjenovic, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., B.C., Associate Professor
Katherine Robinson, Ph.D., R.N.,  Associate Professor
Irma Ancheta, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor
Judy Comeaux, D.N.P., A.R.N.P., Assistant Professor
Bonnie Pope, Ph.D., F.N.P, B.C., Assistant Professor
Connie Roush, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor
Peggy L. Hoff, M.N., A.R.N.P., B.C., Senior Instructor
Julie Baker-Townsend, M.S.N., A.R.N.P. B.C., Instructor
Linda Connelly, M.S.N., A.R.N.P., Instructor
Jane Sander, D.N.P., A.R.N.P., Instructor
Mary Ellen Locklear, M.S.N., Instructor

Graduate School of Nursing

Lillia M. Loriz, Ph.D., G.N.P., B.C., Professor & Director, School of Nursing
John P. McDonough, Ed.D., C.R.N.A.., Professor & Associate Director for Graduate Nursing Programs

Graduate Program Directors

John P. McDonough, Ed.D, C.R.N.A., Professor & Director, Nurse Anethesist Program 
Michele Bednarzyk, D,N.P, F.N.P., B.C., Assistant Professor & Program Director, Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs
Gerard Hogan, D.N.S.C., C.R.N.A., Assistant Professor & Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program


Kathaleen C. Bloom, Ph.D., C.N.M., Professor 
Pamela S. Chally, Ph.D., R.N., Professor
Carol Ledbetter, Ph.D., ARNP, B.C., F.A.A.N, Professor 
Patrick Monaghan, Ph.D., Professor 
Jan Meires, Ed.D, A.R.N.P., B. C., Professor
Lucy B. Trice, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., B.C., Professor Emeritus 
M. Catherine Hough, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor 
Barbara Kruger, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor 
Barbara Olinzock, Ed.D, R.N., Associate Professor 
Doreen Radjenovic, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., B.c., Associate Professor 
Katherine Robinson, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor 
Irma Ancheta, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor 
Connie Roush, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor 
Michele Bednarzyk, D.N.P., A.R.N.P., B.C., Assistant Professor
Cynthia Cummings, Ed.D., R.N., Assistant Professor
Jurgen Osterbrink, Ph.D., R.N.A., Clinical Professor 
Debra Wagner, Ph.D, C.N.M., Assistant Professor
Gerard Hogan, D.N.S.C., C.R.N.A., Assistant Professor
Jane McCarthy, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., F.A.A.N, Professor
Tammy Carroll, M.S.N., C.R.N., Instructor & Assistant Program Director, Nurse Anesthetist Program 
Debron Harmon, M.S.N, C.R.N.A., Instructor
Jonathon Pabalate, D.N.P., C.R.N.A., Assistant Instructor
Ryan Shores, M.S.N, C.R.N.A., Instructor