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Meet Nursing Faculty

Leadership & Staff

Nancy Kern, EdD, MSN, APRN

Department Chair; Assistant Professor

nancykern@spalding.edu

Dr. Kern received a Doctor of Education at Spalding University, a Master of Science in Nursing at Spalding University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Regents College and a Bachelor of Science in Mental Health Technology at Hahnemann Medical College.  Dr. Kern is an associate professor in the Master of Science in Nursing program.

Patricia Spurr, EdD, MSN, CNE, FRE

RN to BSN Program Director; Professor

pspurr@spalding.edu

Dr. Spurr received a Doctor of Education from the University of Louisville, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville.  Dr. Spurr is the associate dean of the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work, chair of the School of Nursing and director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.  Dr. Spurr is a tenured professor.

Pamela Elzy, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

DNP Program Director

pelzy@spalding.edu

Dr. Pamela Elzy received her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership at American Sentinel University.  She has two master’s degrees: a Master of Nursing in Nursing Leadership from Aspen University and a Master of Arts in Health Services Administration from Webster University.  She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Bellarmine University.  She holds certification in nursing professional development.   Dr. Elzy is an assistant professor and the director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Angela Shelman

Administrative Assistant

ashelman01@spalding.edu

Nurse Aide Program

Ritchie Bryant, BSN, RN

Certified Nurse Assistant Program Director

rbryant02@spalding.edu

Ritchie Bryant received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville School of Nursing.  He is the certified nurse assistant program director.

Graduate Faculty

Joanne Berryman, EdD, MSN, RN, FACHE

Provost and Associate Professor

jberryman@spalding.edu

Dr. Berryman received a Doctor of Education from Spalding University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville. Dr. Berryman is the university provost and an associate professor in the graduate programs. 

Collan J. Darnall, MSN, APRN, FNP, ENP

Instructor

cdarnall@spalding.edu

Collan Darnall is an assistant professor in the master’s nursing program.  He earned his both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Nursing from Spalding University.  Darnell holds certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) as well as Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP-C).

Missy Hawes, DNP, APRN, FNP, IBCLC

FNP Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor

mhawes@spalding.edu Dr. Hawes received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Spalding University, a Masters of Science in Nursing from Spalding University and Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville. She holds certification as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is an assistant professor and the program coordinator for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

Tammy Mullins, DNP, APRN

Assistant Professor

tmullins@spalding.edu

Dr. Mullins received a Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Kentucky, a Master of Science in Nursing at Spalding University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Indiana University Southeast.   Dr. Mullins is an assistant professor in the Master of Nursing Practice program.

Andrea Zimmermann, DNP, APRN, FNP, WHNP, CNE

Assistant Professor

azimmermann@spalding.edu

Dr. Zimmerman received a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science at Michigan State University. Dr. Zimmermann is an assistant professor Master of Nursing Practice program.

Denise Jones, MSN, RN

Clinical Coordinator Graduate Program

djones17@spalding.edu

Ms. Jones received her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing from Bellarmine University and Undergraduate Degree in Nursing from Western Kentucky University. She is responsible for assisting with placement of MSN students with physicians and nurse practitioners in the surrounding community in order to complete clinical hours required for program completion

Undergraduate Faculty

Dee Hughes Browning, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

dbrowning@spalding.edu

Dee Browning joined the faculty in 2018 in the undergraduate nursing program.  She earned both of her Master of Science in Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Browning is an assistant professor in the undergraduate program.

Renee Campbell, DNP, MSN, APRN, CNM

Assistant Professor

rcampbell01@spalding.edu

Dr. Renee Campbell earned both her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University as well as a post-graduate certificate in women’s health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Spalding University.  Dr. Campbell is an assistant professor in the undergraduate program.

Stephanie Johnson, MSN, RN, BC, CNE

Associate  Professor

sjohnson20@spalding.edu

Stephanie Johnson received a Master of Science in Nursing at Bellarmine University and a Bachelor in Science in Nursing from Capital University.  She is an Associate Professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Erica Lemberger, DNP, FNP, AFN, SANE, CFN, FCN

Associate Professor

elemberger@spalding.edu Dr. Lemberger received a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University, a Master in Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida.  Dr. Lemberger is an associate professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Joseph Maloney, PhD, MSN, RN

Professor

jmaloney@spalding.edu

Dr. Maloney received a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science at Wilkes College.  Dr. Maloney is a tenured professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Christina Meek, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

cmeek@spalding.edu

Christina Meek joined the full-time faculty in 217 following multiple years serving as a clinical adjunct professor.  She earned her Master of Science in Nursing Education from Western Governors and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Spalding University.  She teaches in the undergraduate nursing program as an assistant professor.

Emily Spangler, MSN, RN

Assistant Professorr

espangler@spalding.edu

Emily Spangler received a Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisville. She is an assistant professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.