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Master Degree Nursing Program Online - Faculty

Learn firsthand from an expert team of professors with decades of combined real-world nursing experience. Our faculty does more than just teach courses; they bring the online Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Saint Mary to life. From advanced patient care to the highest ranks of executive healthcare leadership, these educators have held the nurse educator and nurse administrator positions you seek. They can offer invaluable career advice while providing the finest master's-level nursing education.

Dr. Michelle Birdashaw, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ENP-C, CCRN

BSN from Washburn University
MSN-FNP from the University of Kansas
DNP from the University of Kansas


Dr. Tonya Stagner, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Post-Licensure Programs Director

BSN from University of Nevada, Las Vegas
MSN from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
DNP from Walden University


Dr. Karen R. Kidder, DNP, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor

BSN from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, WRAIN Center
MSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
DNP from Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Penn...


Tina Howard, MSN, RNC, Associate Professor

BSN from MidAmerica Nazarene University
MSN from MidAmerica Nazarene University
Currently enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Colorado