Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Dr. Janice S. Williams, RN; ACNS-BC; CDE; CNE

Professor of Nursing and Program Director

jwilliams@cofo.edu

Education and Certification:
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Masters of Science in Nursing - University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing -- Union University, Jackson, TN
Associate of Science in Nursing - Union University, Jackson, TN

Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) by the National League for Nursing

Nationally Certified as Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Clinical Specialist in Med-Surg Adult Health (ACNS-BC)
Parish Nursing Certificate
Serves on Cox Medical Center Branson Board of Directors & Cox Health Advisory Board

Served as past President of SW Missouri Consortium for Nursing Education Programs
Over 24 years in nursing education

Research and Scholarly Interests:
Teaching students how to reason well

Critical Thinking Assessment in Nursing Education
Leadership/Mentoring
Diabetes Education

 

Rebecca Hamon, RN; MSN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

rhamon@cofo.edu

Education and Certification:
A.A., Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
A.S.N., St. John’s College of Nursing, Springfield, MO 
B.S.N., Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
M.S.N., Cox College, Springfield, MO

Nursing Experience:

Neonatal ICU and newborn nursery
Mother-Baby care (post-partum)

Nursing managment

Research and Scholarly Interests:

 

Chelsia Harris, RN; MSN; FNP-BC; DNP(c)

Assistant Professor of Nursing

charris@cofo.edu

Education:

Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (completing 2014)
Master of Science in Nursing – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR

Professional Certification:
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)

Nursing Experience:
Adult and Pediatric Medical-Surgical; Outpatient Cardiology; Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Family Practice/Occupational Health)

Research and Scholarly Interests:
Non-Contact Normothermic Wound Therapy (NNWT) in Stage III and IV Pressure Ulcers
Autoimmune Disorders

Lisa Herchenroeder, RN; MSN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

lchase@cofo.edu

Education and Certification:

Masters of Science in Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health) - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Diploma in Nursing – Burge School of Nursing, Springfield, MO

Nursing Experience: Medical Intensive Care Unit; Emergency Room

Research and Scholarly Interests:
Rapid screening for suicidal ideation
Incorporating a Biblical worldview in nursing practice
Use of humor and media selections to enhance learning

Dr. Linda Moran, RN; CNE

Professor of Nursing

lmoran@cofo.edu

Education and Certification:
Ph.D in Higher Education – Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Masters of Science in Nursing – Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Rutgers University,Newark, NJ

Nursing Experience:
Served seven years as an accreditation visitor with the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission
Chaired the team of nurse educators who crafted and implemented the Pennsylvania Statewide Education Articulation Agreement
Nursing practice experience-seven years in Adult Medical Surgical Nursing, Critical Care and Hospice
Nursing Education and Administration experience - 28 years

Dana Rookstool, RN; MSN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

drookstool@cofo.edu

Education and Certification:
B.S.N., Research College of Nursing, Kansas City, MO
M.S.N., Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 

Nursing Experience:

pediatrics in community/school health
CCU, ICU, ER; previously certified Critical Care and Emergency Nurse (CCRN, CEN)
Patient and Family Educator
Critical Care Staff Educator

 

Research and Scholarly Interests:

Redefining health care delivery models to align with complex clinical microsystems
Unconventional methods to create memorable learning
Telehealth

 

Karen N Shepherd, RN; MSN; CHSE

Assistant Professor of Nursing & Learning Technology Coordinator

kshepherd@cofo.edu

Education and Certification:


Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Masters of Science in Nursing - Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
Diploma in Nursing - St. John’s School of Nursing, Springfield, MO

Nursing Experience:
11 years of hospital experience including Medical/Surgical, Obstetrics, Emergency Room, and Management
3 years of home health and hospice experience

Research and Scholarly Interests:

Simulation Design and Learning
Preceptorship
Humor and Education
Critical Thinking

Diane Smith, RN; MSN; CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing

dsmith@cofo.edu

Education
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), Rush University, Chicago, IL (in process)

Masters of Science in Nursing -- University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Science in Nursing -- Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
Diploma in Nursing --Burge School of Nursing, Springfield, MO

Nursing Experience
Inpatient Psychiatric, Quality Improvement, Case Management, Public Health 

Teaching Experience
Community and Public Health Nursing
Trends, Issues, and Ethics
Epidemiology and Communicable Disease Prevention

Research and Scholarly Interests
Communicable Disease Prevention
Preceptorship
End of life issues

Bonnie M. Todd, RN; MSN; FNP, BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing

btodd@cofo.edu

Education and Certifications
Masters of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner – University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of New York, Albany, NY
Associate of Science in Nursing – Mohave Community College, Kingman, AZ

Nursing Experience
15 years hospital experience including areas of Critical Care (neurology, cardiac, medical/surgical, bone marrow transplant)
Emergency Room, Flight Nursing, Management, and In-service.
7 years Nurse Practitioner in Family Practice
5 years Nurse Practitioner in Neurology and Pain Management

Research and Scholarly Interests
Sleep Disorders
Peripheral Neuropathies
Chronic Pain Management, Integrative Therapies
 

Staff

Debbie Lyon

Office Manager

dlyon@cofo.edu

Education:
Zion Benton High School, Zion, Il.
Ozarks Technical Community College – Customer Service Training

Previous Experience:
15 years at Victory Memorial Hospital, Waukegan, IL, Administrative Assistant to Vice President of Patient Services.
8 years at Skaggs Regional Medical Center, Branson, MO, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Patient Services.

  • Chaired the hospital’s “Rewards and Recognition” Committee. Program focus was employee recognition,
  • Served as member of the Ethics Committee for eight years,
  • Participated in the development of “Service Excellence” Committees whose focus was on patient, customer and employee satisfaction,
  • Developed customer service education programs,
  • Implemented online intranet hospital policy/procedure.

 


 


 



 



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