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Department of Nursing at Messiah College

 

Nursing Faculty & Staff 2012

 

Our Faculty and Staff      

                  

Carolyn L. Kreamer, PhD, RN, CNE

Professor of Nursing, and
Chairperson, Department of Nursing
                   

 

Carolyn Kreamer, PhD, RN

 

 

 

 

   

Dr. Kreamer serves as a Professor of Nursing and the Chairperson of the Department of Nursing. She earned a Diploma in Nursing from York Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN from Pennsylvania State University, a MS in Nursing from the University of Maryland, and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Kreamer’s areas of interest and expertise include critical care nursing, medical-surgical nursing, nursing leadership and management, nursing research, professional issues and development, and simulation technology. Dr. Kreamer has been at Messiah College since 1986.

 

 

 

Louann B. Zinsmeister, PhD, RN, CNE

Associate Professor of Nursing, Program Director of Graduate Nursing Programs

 

Louann Zinsmeister, PhD, RN

 

 

 

 

Dr. Zinsmeister serves as an Associate Professor of Nursing. She earned a Diploma from Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN from Millersville University, a MS in Nursing from University of Delaware, and a PhD from Widener University. Dr. Zinsmeister also is a certified nurse educator. Dr. Zinsmeister's areas of interest and expertise include adult critical care nursing, adult medical-surgical nursing, gerontological nursing, nursing research, simulation technology, nursing informatics, and curriculum development. Dr. Zinsmeister has been at Messiah College since 1994.

 

 

Anne B. (Nancy) Woods, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Nursing

 

 

Nancy Woods, PhD, RN

 

 

 

Dr. Woods serves as an Associate Professor of Nursing. She earned a Diploma in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a BSN from the University of Hawaii, and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, and MPH from the University of Hawaii, a post-MSN from Ursuline College, and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Woods areas of interest and expertise include maternal-child nursing, nurse midwifery, nursing research, and public health nursing. Dr. Woods has been at Messiah College since 2008.

 

 

 

Wanda Thuma-McDermond, PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing

 

 

Wanda Thuma-McDermond, PhD(c), MSN, RN

 

 

 

Dr. Thuma-McDermond serves as an Associate Professor of Nursing. She earned a BA and BSN from Goshen College, a MSN from Indiana-Wesleyan University, and a PhD from Widener University. Dr. Thuma-McDermond’s areas of interest and expertise include community health nursing, medical-surgical nursing, emergency nursing, and transcultural nursing. Dr. Thuma-McDermond has been at Messiah College since 2003.

 

 

Heidi R. Lutz, PhD, CRNP

Associate Professor of Nursing

 

 

Heidi Lutz, PhD, RN

 

 

 

Dr. Lutz serves as an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She earned a Diploma in Nursing from Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN from Penn State University, a MSN from Widener University, and a Ph.D. Widener University.  Dr. Lutz's areas of interest and expertise include medical-surgical nursing, critical care nursing, pathophysiology-pharmacology, and geriatric and long term care nursing.  Dr. Lutz has been at Messiah College since 2007.

 

 

 

Tara S. Jankouskas, PhD, RNC

Assistant Professor of Nursing

 

Tara Jankouskas, PhD, RN,

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jankouskas serves as an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She earned a BSN from Bloomsburg University, a MSN from the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Jankouskas also is board certified in pediatric nursing. Dr. Jankouskas’ areas of interest and expertise include pediatric nursing, adult education, and simulation technology. Dr. Jankouskas has been at Messiah College since 2009.

 

 

Debra L. Loop, MSN, RN, CNE

Associate Professor of Nursing

Clinical Track

Simulation Educator

 

Debbie Loop

 

 

 

 

 

Debra Loop serves as an Associate Professor of Nursing – Clinical Track. She earned a Diploma in Nursing from Reading Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN from Liberty University, and a MSN from the University of Virginia. Ms. Loop’s areas of interest and expertise include emergency/trauma nursing, critical care nursing, physical assessment, transcultural nursing, information technology, and simulation technology. Ms. Loop has been at Messiah since 1995.

Marti G. Derr, MSFS, MScCouns, MSN, RN, CNE

Associate Professor of Nursing

Clinical Track

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

 

Marti Derr, MSN, RN

 

 

 

 

Marti Derr serves as an Associate Professor of Nursing – Clinical Track. She earned BSN from Eastern Mennonite University, a MSFS from the University of Kentucky, a MScCouns from Goldsmiths' College, University of London, and a MS in Nursing from the University of Maryland. Ms. Derr’s areas of interest and expertise include psychiatric-mental health nursing, therapeutic communication interventions, Christian and nursing ethics, and leadership and management nursing. Ms. Derr has been at Messiah College since 1995.

 

 

Pamela J. Linstedt, MSN, RN, CNE

Associate Professor of Nursing

Clinical Track

 

Pam Linstedt, MSN, RN

 

 

 

 

 

Pamela Linstedt serves as an Associate Professor of Nursing – Clinical Track. She earned a BSN from Alderson-Broaddus College, and a MSN from Indiana University. Ms. Linstedt’s areas of interest and expertise include medical-surgical nursing, gerontological nursing, and physical assessment. Ms. Linstedt has been at Messiah College since 1997.

Kristen Slabaugh, MSN, CRNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Clinical Track

 

Kristen Slabaugh

 

 

 

Kristen Slabaugh serves as an Assistant Professor of Nurisng - Clinical Track. She earned a BSN from Messiah College and a MSN for Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Slabaugh's areas of interest and expertise include maternal child nursing and pediatric nursing. Ms. Slabaugh has been at Messiah College since 2011.

 

 

Eileen K. Gardner, BSN, RN

Patient Simulation Laboratory Assistant

 

Eileen Gardner

 

 

 

 

Eileen Gardner serves as the Learning Laboratory Coordinator for the Nursing Department. She earned a BSN from Eastern Mennonite College. Her areas of interest and expertise include nursing skills, simulation technology, and pediatric nursing. Ms. Gardner has been at Messiah College since 1985.

Nancy Frank, BSN, RN

Clinical Liaison Coordinator

 

Nancy Frank

 

  Nancy Frank '97 serves as our Clinical Liaison Coordinator.  Nancy earned her BSN at Messiah College and is a nurse for PinnacleHealth.  Nancy coordinates our clinical sites for faculty and has been at Messiah College since 2012.

Beth Aumen

Adminstrative Assistant

 

Beth Aumen

 

 

Beth Aumen serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Department of Nursing. Beth has has been with the Department of Nursing since 2011.

 

You may contact the Department of Nursing office at (717) 691-6029 or send an email to nursing@messiah.edu.

Stephanie Patterson

Adminstrative Assistant

 

Stephanie Patterson

 

 

Stephanie Patterson serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Graduate Program in Nursing. Stephanie has has been with the Department of Nursing since 2013.

 

You may contact the Graduate Program in Nursing office at (717) 691-6054 or send an email to gradnursing@messiah.edu.

 

Our Adjunct Faculty

 

   
Cheri Bechtel
 

 

 

Cheri Bechtel , BSN, RN-BC

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

 

Amanda Cresswell

 

 

 

Amanda Cresswell , MSN, RN,

  CMSRN

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

Dawn Hippensteel

 

 

 

Dawn Hippensteel, MS, BSN, RN,

  CCRN, GCNS

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

Kay Huber

 

 

 

Kay Huber, DEd, CRNP

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

 

Danielle Oakes
 

 

 

Danielle Oakes, MSN, RN, CRNP

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

Mel Seitz
 

 

 

Mel Seitz, MS, RNC-OB

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

Martha Solomon

 

 

 

Martha Solomon, MSN, RN, C

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

Kristy Houck

 

 

 

Kristy Houck, BSN, RN

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

Nicole Meekins
 

 

 

Nicole Meekins, BSN, RN

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

Natasha Miller

 

 

 

Natasha Miller, MSN, RN, CCRN, CWOCN

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

Patty Stehman
 

 

 

Patty Stehman, BSN, MSN, CRNP

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

Jeff Stroup, MSN(c), RN

 

 

 

Jeff Stroup, MSN, RN

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing

 

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