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Your online faculty and staff include highly experienced, respected educators with doctoral degrees – many of the same professors who teach Jacksonville University’s world-class campus based programs. They will help you develop your skills and abilities to the furthest possible degree and foster your education with innovative educational opportunities. Striving to offer the best academic experience possible, they aim to further your goals with a high-quality online program that allows for academic theory, while exploring professionally relevant issues.

Jacksonville University’s online faculty and staff understand your specific needs as a professional student. Courses adapt to your educational needs and busy schedule. Selected by the university based on their academic qualifications and their ability to work effectively with adult professionals, JU’s faculty develops lifelong learners who contribute to their professions and their communities.

Prepared to facilitate your professional development, your professors emphasize building and mastering professional skills and creative thinking. By building self-confidence and gaining insight into the evolving healthcare industry, you establish a solid foundation for your career.

Cheryl Bergman, PhD, MSN, BSN, ARNP

Dr. Bergman graduated with a BSN from the University of Kansas. She has spent most of her nursing career in the emergency room as a certified emergency nurse. She graduated from the University of F...


Diane Brady-Schwartz, PhD, MSN, NEA-BC

Dr. Brady-Schwartz is a healthcare consultant with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and nursing. She has served as the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for both non-profit and...


Teri Chenot, EdD, RN

Dr. Chenot has been a full-time faculty member at Jacksonville University since 2010. She obtained her BSN and MSN in Nursing Administration from the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida...


Cathryn Tiller Crider, EdD, RN

Dr. Crider has practiced nursing for more than 30 years and has been involved in college-level education for more than 20 years. She has functioned in all levels of education from instructor to coo...


Deborah Fisher Terry, DNP, ARNP

Dr. Terry is experienced in Education, Administration, Clinical and Advanced Practice Nursing. President and Owner of TotalCaring Health Education & Staffing, Inc. (Authorized AHA Training Cent...


Cathy Gile, MSN, RN

Professor Gile’s nursing background includes intensive care and community health. She also has worked as a hospice coordinator and director of nursing. Professor Gile has a BSN and an MSN.


Jean Gordon, DBA, MHRM, MSN

Dr. Gordon earned her BSN from the University of Miami and her MS in Human Resource Management and doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University.  She has earned speci...


Meg Harmon, BA

Ms. Harmon has been an online nursing advisor for Jacksonville University since 2015. She has been employed with Jacksonville University since 2013, serving as a transfer, freshman, and graduate ad...


Sonya Head, ARNP, MSN, RN

Sonya Head is a board certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). She has an MSN from Jacksonville University. Her nursing background is in medical/surgical nursing, care coordination ...


Cindy Howard

Professor Howard has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years. She has clinical and management experience in critical care, diagnostic cardiology, invasive cardiac cath lab, cardiovascular nu...


Lynnette Kennison, PhD, ARNP, CNS, BC

Dr. Lynnette Kennison is an Associate Professor of Nursing and the Project Director of the Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) program at the Jacksonville University School of Nursing. D...


Teresa MacGregor, PhD, ARNP

Dr. MacGregor is the Director of Graduate Nursing Programs and an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Jacksonville University School of Nursing. She obtained a BSN from Jacksonville University an...


Lynda Cooper McMonigle, MSN-Ed, BSN, RN

Professor McMonigle is a graduate of Jacksonville University's School of Nursing online MSN program with a specialization in nursing education. She earned her BSN from JU’s RN to BSN online p...


Tiffani Mickens, MSN, RN

Professor Tiffani Mickens is a native of Jacksonville. She obtained both her BSN and MSN degrees from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Her master's thesis was entitled, "Health Conce...


Hilary Morgan, PhD, ARNP, CNM

Dr. Morgan is an Assistant Professor of Nursing for Jacksonville University and has taught classes online for many years. She is a certified nurse midwife who has worked in private practice for man...


David O’Dell, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC

Dr. O’Dell has been an RN since the age of 19. He went on to earn his BSN, MSN and ARNP licensure. Dr. O’Dell earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Tennessee Heal...


Leyla Pordeli, MSN, MBA, BSN

Professor Pordeli joined Jacksonville University as an adjunct professor in 2009. She has taught in the ground-based RN to BSN program, ground-based MSN program, and online RN to BSN program in the...


Dian Renfro, MSN, RN

Professor Renfro is a medical surgical nurse with experience in hospitals, home care, nursing homes and hospice. She teaches medical surgical nursing, pharmacology, community nursing and an electiv...


Jeane Richards, EdD, MSN, RN

Dr. Richards is an Associate Professor at the Jacksonville University School of Nursing. She obtained her BSN at the University of South Florida, her MSN from the University of Florida, and her EdD...


Linda Shubert, MSN, RN

Ms. Shubert has 30 years of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating education and staff development and teaching programs for health care providers, students and patients in a variet...


Pam Swan, MSN, BS, RN-BC

Professor Swan is an assistant professor in the Jacksonville University School of Nursing for the Veterans’ Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (VBSN) program. She received her MSN and BS i...


Erica Torres, MSN, RN

Professor Torres completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Florida and went on to receive both her bachelor’s degree and MSN in Education from Jacksonville University. Sh...


Robert Wade, PhD, MSN, RN

Dr. Wade has more than four years of experience teaching nursing courses online and 13 years experience as nursing faculty. He has taught online courses using Blackboard, Moodle (Learning House), A...


Lindsay Wolf, DNP, ARNP

Dr. Lindsay Wolf is a full-time Assistant Professor at the Jacksonville University School of Nursing, where she primarily teaches pediatrics and research. She works as a nurse practitioner in pedia...


Janet Boeckman, DNP, ARNP

Dr. Boeckman has been in nursing for more than 40 years, 25 in nursing education. She received her diploma in nursing from St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima, Ohio, her BSN from Ashland University, ...


Alice P. Carlisle, PhD, MN, BSN

Dr. Carlisle is a full-time nurse midwife in private practice, providing complete gynecological/obstetrical care to women from adolescence to age 65. Her full-scope obstetrical care includes antepa...


Cynthia Cordova, PhD, MSN

Dr. Cordova has been an adjunct professor at Jacksonville University since 2012. She has been stationed at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. are...


Michelle Edmonds, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC

Dr. Edmonds has held a full-time faculty position at Jacksonville University since 2003. She graduated with a BSN from the University of North Florida, then worked at Shands Jacksonville as a staff...


Carla Fry, PhD, MSN, RN

Dr. Fry is a 22-year veteran of the nursing profession, having spent the last six years dedicated to education in acute care and academic settings. Originally from Ohio, Dr. Fry began her career in...


Mary Gipson, PhD, MSN, BSN, FNP-BC, CCRN-K

Dr. Mary Gipson is an associate professor in the Jacksonville University School of Nursing. She has been teaching at JU since 2001 in the areas of adult health, critical care and pharmacology. Dr. ...


Mary Ann Hanson, PhD, ARNP, BC

Dr. Hanson has been a registered nurse for more than 15 years, with experience in outpatient pediatrics, inpatient psychiatry (children, adolescents and adults) and women's and children's services ...


Leigh Hart, PhD, FNP-BC

Dr. Hart graduated with an ADN from Georgia Southwestern University. She obtained CCRN certification before switching to a Family Nurse Practitioner certification in 1987. She completed her MSN at ...


Ann Heusinger, MSN, ARNP

Professor Ann Heusinger is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Jacksonville University School of Nursing. Professor Heusinger is a Jacksonville native and met her husband on the Jacksonville U...


Kathleen Kavanaugh, MSN, RN

Professor Kavanaugh has been a practicing Registered Nurse for the past 26 years. Her professional nursing background includes: the emergency room; step down ICU; administration; geriatrics; women'...


Bobbi Logsdon, DNP, FNP, BC

Dr. Logsdon is currently a full-time faculty member at Jacksonville University. She began her nursing career after receiving her BSN from SUNY Brockport and has been practicing for over 25 years. S...


Joy McConnell, MSN, ARNP

Professor McConnell is a tenured Associate Professor at Jacksonville University. She received an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1971 from Florida Junior College. She went on to receive a BA in Psyc...


Julia Micalizzi, MSN, RN

Professor Micalizzi graduated from Villanova University with a BSN and a minor in German. She graduated from Jacksonville University with an MS in Nursing Education and is currently attending the U...


Wayne Mier, PhD, EdS, MEd

Dr. Mier is the Applied Health Sciences Advisor and Online Learning Specialist at Jacksonville University. He started his career in healthcare as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Registered P...


Lesley Morgan, PhD, MBA, ARNP

Dr. Morgan’s nursing background includes clinical practice, administration and education. A Nurse Corps Officer in the United States Navy, she has held numerous positions during her 20 years ...


Nancy O’Rourke, EdD, MSN, RN

Dr. O’Rourke began her nursing career as a diploma graduate and practiced nursing in a variety of acute care settings in Massachusetts and Florida. She graduated from the University of Florid...


Timothy H Rearick, MBA

Timothy Rearick is an adjunct professor in the health informatics program. He earned his bachelor's degree in business management from the University of West Florida and his MBA from the University...


Ashley Reynolds, PhD, MSN

Dr. Reynolds has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years and has been a nurse for more than 14 years. She started out as a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy and worked in the emergency department a...


Pam Rillstone, PhD, ARNP, CN-BC, CT

Dr. Rillstone has been a nurse since 1976 and received her MSN in Maternal/Infant Nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She received her PhD in Nursing with a minor in grief and los...


Paula Stoer, BSN

Professor Stoer works as the operating room supervisor for a plastic surgeon and administers IV conscious sedation during surgery. She has a BSN from the University of Tennessee College of Nursing....


Laura Swearingen, MSN, ARNP

Professor Laura Swearingen has dedicated her entire nursing career to the specialty of dermatology. She is passionate about skin care and skin cancer prevention and spends time educating her patien...


Mary Vanderhoef, DNP, ARNP

Dr. Mary Vanderhoef is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Jacksonville University School of Nursing. She has a BSN and MSN from the University of Florida and a DNP from Jacksonville Universit...


Bonnie Williams, MSN, BSN

Professor Bonnie Williams is a professional registered nurse with 19 years of experience in acute care nursing, management and informatics. She received her BSN from Jacksonville University in 1996...