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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, FNP-C,ENP-C,CCRN, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Division Chair of Nursing

Dr. Michelle Birdashaw received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washburn University in 2002, and she went on to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing in 2008 with a Family...


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

Dr. Tonya Stagner graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a BSN in 1996. She completed her MSN in 2008 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and...


Dr. Karen R. Kidder, DNP, RN, CNE - Associate Professor

Dr. Karen Kidder received her BSN from the University of Maryland School of Nursing at Baltimore, WRAIN Center. Her Master of Science in Nursing is from the University of Texas...


Melanie McClure MSN, APRN-FNP, Assistant Professor

Melanie McClure has worked in the nursing profession since she was 15-years-old and earned her certification as a nursing assistant. She earned her A.D.N. from Kansas City Kansas...


Annette Behney, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC – Assistant Professor

Annette Behney received her BSN from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Her Master of Science in Nursing is from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Annette's nursing...


Tina Howard, MSN, RNC, Assistant Professor

Tina Howard started at the University of Saint Mary as an adjunct clinical instructor in 2010 and became a full-time faculty member in Aug. 2011. She earned her BSN and MSN...