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RN-BS in Nursing Program Faculty

Faculty members for this online nursing program are committed to helping students succeed during and after graduating from the program. Their nursing qualifications allow you to benefit from their educational backgrounds and real-world experiences. Get to know the faculty members who teach the online BSN courses.

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...


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...


Connie Wollenhaupt MSN, RN, Instructor

Connie Wollenhaupt has been an RN for 24 years and has taught in the RN – BSN program at USM since the spring of 2011. She received her BSN from Pittsburg State University in...


Jennifer Marsh, MSN, RN

Jennifer Marsh received Bachelor's in the Science of Nursing from Spring Hill College. She has worked in medical-surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, and psychiatric nursing. She...


Pat Dalrymple, MSN, ARNP-CNS, CPC, Instructor

Pat Dalrymple has been involved in Nursing Education since 1991 as a clinical nurse specialist in the education department of a local medical facility and has been adjunct...


La Tasha M. Bruner-Hill, MSN, RN, Instructor

La Tasha M. Bruner-Hill has been involved in Nursing Education for over 10 years, and has been an Adjunct Professor of Nursing at Saint Mary since 2008. Tasha received her BSN...


Kathy Ducey MS, ARNP-CNS, Associate Professor of Nursing

Kathy Ducey has been involved in Nursing Education for over 15 years, and has been a nursing faculty member since 2006. Kathy received her BSN from the University of Saint Mary,...