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Nursing Leadership

Peggy Moriarty-Litz

Margaret (Peggy) Moriarty-Litz Ed.D, MS, RN, CNE

Chief Nursing Administrator/Executive Director

Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Moriarty-Litz joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2014. Since then, she’s held progressive roles in nursing academic leadership, continually collaborating with stakeholders across teams to create greater opportunities for nursing education. Her work has produced high-quality nursing programs, accreditation for undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, and the establishment of the nursing continuing professional development team.

Throughout her career, Moriarty-Litz has worked in both clinical practice and nursing education settings, teaching non-traditional students throughout several levels of academic preparation. Her areas of research interest are professional identity and stress in pre-licensure nursing students.

Moriarty-Litz completed the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Her experience allows her to speak as an expert about nursing education, leadership and Parkinson’s disease.

Moriarty-Litz received her EdD in Education and Leadership with a specialization in Nursing from Rivier University, MA in Nursing Administration from the University of New Hampshire and BSN from Saint Anselm College. She is a Certified Nurse Educator.

Lisa Urban

Lisa Urban PhD, RN

Associate Chief Nursing Administrator

Dr. Lisa Urban joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2018. She helps develop academic-business partnerships and supports program marketing and student recruitment efforts. In addition, she develops new nursing and allied health programs using a variety of platforms to meet current practice and accreditation requirements.

Urban is an experienced higher education leader, educator and researcher who has extensive experience as a course and program developer. She’s devoted her research to online teaching best practices, creating healthy work environments, improving interprofessional communication and building an academic framework for information literacy. Throughout her 30-plus years in the higher education space, she’s continued to maintain her clinical practice presence.

She’s spoken on leadership at numerous events, including the Nurses Association Annual Convention and National Student Nurses’ Association. She is an active member of the American Nurses Association, Maryland Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, The National Education Progression in Nursing, and the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing Academic Task Force.

Urban earned her PhD in Education with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education from Capella University, MSN from Columbia University and BSN from Russell Sage College.

Lyndsay Goss

Lyndsay Goss DNP, RN, CNE, NPD-BC

Director of Continuing Professional Development, Nursing

Dr. Lyndsay Goss joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2013. Prior to her current role, Goss worked as a faculty member in the university’s undergraduate nursing program and Master of Public Health program, supporting students and adjunct faculty and assisting with curricular design.

Goss is passionate about providing innovative career development for health professionals, and she believes in the value of collaboration between academic teams to provide high-quality, interprofessional education. Beyond academia, Goss has several years of clinical experience, including community health, ambulatory care, outpatient gastroenterology and rehabilitation nursing.

In addition to serving as board secretary for New Hampshire Nurses Association, Goss also sits on the implementation committee for the Association for Nursing Professional Development. Her published works can be found in Perspectives in Psychiatric Care and Research in Science & Technological Education.

Goss earned her DNP with a concentration in Public Health Nurse Leadership at the University of Massachusetts, MSN from California State University, and BS in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire. She is a Certified Nurse Educator and is board certified in nursing professional development.

Learn more about Dr. Goss in this faculty Q&A.

Debra Murray

Debra Murray DNP, PHCNS-BC, CPNP-PC, CNE

Program Director, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Debra Murray joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2018 with nearly a decade of experience in nursing education and administrative leadership roles. During this time, she’s taught classes, designed graduate clinical nurse specialist programs and accelerated second degree programs.

Murray also has extensive experience in clinical settings. She is a board-certified Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and a certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Her clinical practice has spanned primary care and ambulatory care for civilians and military personnel.

In both 2017 and 2018, Murray received the Sentara Top Performing Provider Award. She’s an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and has conducted several presentations related to improving student understanding of competencies in education and community adherence to preventative care.

Murray earned her DNP and MSN from the University of Virginia, MA in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and BSN from Pennsylvania State University. She holds a certification in Quality Matters Course Design and is a Certified Nurse Educator.

Stacey Rosenberg

Stacey L. Rosenberg DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE

Undergraduate Program Nursing Director

For over 20 years, Dr. Stacey L. Rosenberg has been in higher education. She joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2014 as adjunct graduate faculty. Her focus centers on emerging credentials and flexible learning models to meet the needs of today’s learners.

Rosenberg has taught at a myriad of education levels and is extensively experienced in curriculum development and accreditation. She is also a board-certified Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Certified Nurse Educator who has a clinical history in acute and skilled care, as well as employee, community and public health.

Rosenberg is co-chair and co-creator of the award-winning Higher Education and Real-World Training (HEaRT) experiential learning model. She designs and implements stackable badging for undergraduate and graduate curricula. Additionally, she serves as an international speaker with a focus on nursing education.

Rosenberg earned her DNP and MSN from Winona State University, BSN from the University of Iowa and AAS from North Iowa Area Community College.

Sonya Blevins

Sonya Blevins DNP, RN, CMSRN, CNE

Associate Dean, Nursing

Dr. Sonya Blevins’ time in higher education began in 2002. She joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2017 as clinical faculty in the graduate nursing program and, just two years later, transitioned to associate dean.

Over the years, Blevins has taught at the associate, bachelor's and master's degree levels in clinical, onsite and online settings. Her areas of interest include online education, simulation and mentoring nurse educators. In addition to her work as a Certified Nurse Educator, Blevins is a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse. Her clinical experience has been in critical care, medical-surgical and women’s health nursing.

Blevins is a member of the American Nurses Association, South Carolina Board of Directors for the South Carolina League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She’s a manuscript reviewer for MEDSURG Nursing and has several publications focusing on the nurse educator role in the same journal.

Blevins earned her DNP from the University of South Alabama, MSN from Syracuse University and BSN from Clemson University.

Faculty

Christina Nieves, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

 Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Christina Nieves joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2021 as an associate dean.

Prior to her time at SNHU, Nieves spent several years in academic administration developing curriculum for a range of nursing programs, in addition to teaching graduate students in clinical, lab and online settings. Nieves is also an experienced family nurse practitioner and the owner of a private practice. As a nurse, she spent 15 years honing her skills in adult critical care trauma, home care, medical surgical and geriatrics.

Nieves is a three-time Pinnacle Award recipient and published author in “The HeArt of Nursing: Expressions of Creative Art in Nursing,” editions one and two. Further, she is a peer reviewer for Fairfield University and judge for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Nieves earned her DNP from Kent State University, Expressive Arts in Healthcare Certificate from Salve Regina University, MSN with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration and BSN from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and ADN from Palm Beach State College.

Carol Allen

Carol Allen EdD, RN

Faculty Lead, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Carol Allen joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2012 as assistant dean of nursing. In her current position, she teaches patient-centered assessment and health literacy and mentors fellow faculty in best practices for online course delivery.

Prior to her time at SNHU, Allen worked as a senior lecturer for the University of Massachusetts Boston’s RN-BS program for over three years. She also spent nearly two decades as a registered nurse at Franciscan Hospital for Children in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

In 2021, Allen received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty. She currently serves as the chair of commission on nursing practice for New Hampshire Nurses Association and is an advisory board member for A.T. Still University’s MED/EdD Council.

Allen earned her EdD in Educational Leadership from SNHU, MSN from the University of Massachusetts Boston, BSN from Boston College and certification in American Sign Language from Northeastern University.

Loke Ahyo

Lokelani Ahyo DNP, RN, CNE

Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing

Dr. Lokelani Ahyo joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2016 as an adjunct professor and team lead in the undergraduate nursing program. She transitioned in 2018 to her current position, where she’s been instrumental in the continued development of the university’s nursing program.

Ahyo’s clinical specialty is in women’s health and obstetrics. Before her time at SNHU, she was a nurse specialist in perinatology and nurse manager. Ahyo was also a clinical adjunct professor at Arizona Western College who taught students about obstetrics nursing.

In 2021, Ahyo received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty. She has presented on topics like individualizing online education and using creativity to address workplace stress.

Ahyo earned her DNP with an emphasis in Nursing Education Leadership, MSN and BSN from Grand Canyon University, in addition to her ASN from Arizona Western College. She is a Certified Nurse Educator.

Lisa Wilson

Lisa E. Bechok DNP, RN, CNE

Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing

Dr. Lisa Bechok joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2015 with a demonstrated history of higher education experience.

Bechok’s background includes a doctoral education with a specialization in educational theory, foundation and adult learning. She is highly skilled in adult learning, educational theory and foundation, curriculum development and more.

In 2019, Bechok was one of eight doctoral students in the nation selected to receive the NLN Faculty Educator Scholarship Award. She was the recipient of the Clint Jones New Hampshire Nurse of the Year Award in 2006.

Bechok earned her DNP and MSN from the University of New Hampshire. She holds a BS in Behavioral Science from Granite State College and is a Certified Nurse Educator.

Mandy Bell

Mandy T. Bell DNP, MSN, BSN, RN

Clinical Faculty, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Mandy T. Bell joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2018 with over 15 years’ experience in higher education. Since her start at the university, she has also taken on the role of MSN capstone coordinator.

Bell has been a registered nurse since 1979. Her clinical practice experience encompasses several leadership and system management roles, like clinical coordinator and director of maternal child health and pediatrics.

Over the span of her career, Bell has been nominated for a myriad of awards, including March of Dimes Nurse of the Year and Faculty of the Year from Northern Virginia Community College.

Bell earned her DNP, MSN and BSN from George Mason University, along with her Diploma in Nursing from Beth Israel School of Nursing.

Debra Blackwell

Debra Blackwell PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, CNE

Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing

Dr. Deborah Blackwell has over 25 years of experience in healthcare and education. In 2018, she joined Southern New Hampshire University.

Before her time at SNHU, Blackwell taught at Capella University, Northeastern University and the University of South Carolina. She was also dean of School of Nursing at Carolinas College of Health Sciences for nearly 15 years. Though Blackwell is certified in several areas of nursing, her areas of specialization are maternal-neonatal and women’s health nursing.

Blackwell has been named one of the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina.

Blackwell earned her PhD in Parent-Child Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin,
post-master’s certificate in women’s health care nurse practitioner from the University of South Carolina, MS in Maternal-Child Nursing from the University of Delaware and BSN from Radford University. She holds a certificate in nursing education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Certified Nurse Educator, Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse and Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

Faculty

Jacquelyne Bodea, DNP, RN, CNE

Clinical Faculty, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Jacquelyne Bodea has over a decade of experience in higher education. She joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2022 and greatly enjoys mentoring future generations of nurses.

Bodea has provided women’s health and midwifery care to residents of her home state of Georgia, in addition to native Alaskan women and families. Currently, Bodea offers mental healthcare to people of all ages in rural Georgia.

In 2017, Bodea was the recipient of Frontier Nursing University’s Circle of Caring Award. She’s a member of both the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Bodea earned her post-graduate certificate in psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner from Liberty University, DNP from Augusta University, Certified-Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University, MS in Midwifery from Thomas Jefferson University, BSN from Augusta University and ADN from Clayton State University. She is a Certified Nurse Educator, Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

Emily Bombard

Emily Bombard DNP, RN, CNL, CNE

Clinical Faculty, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Emily Bombard joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2020. She supports students and adjunct faculty, evaluates and creates curriculum, and helped develop the MSN Nurse Educator track.

Bombard’s clinical practice background is in acute care lactation consulting, maternal newborn care, and labor and delivery. She worked at Exeter Hospital for nearly 15 years as both a nurse clinical leader and lactation consultant.

Bombard was honored with the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force Recognition Award. She’s an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the National League for Nursing.

Bombard earned her DNP and MSN from the University of New Hampshire and BS in Biology from Framingham State College. She is a Clinical Nurse Leader and Certified Nurse Educator.

Karen Brooks

Karen Brooks Esq., EdD, MSN RN

Faculty Lead, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Karen Brooks joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2013.

In 2021, Brooks was appointed to the New Mexico Board of Nursing for a four-year term by the governor of New Mexico. She serves as co-liaison to the Nursing Education Advisory Committee, a standing statutory committee of the New Mexico Board of Nursing.

Brooks earned her JD and EdD from Temple University, MSN from the University of Pennsylvania and BSN from Millersville University.

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Barbara Brophy DNP, MSN, MHA, RN

Faculty Lead, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Barbara Brophy has nearly a decade of experience in higher education. She joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2018, and she sits on the program accreditation committee.

Brophy’s primary clinical background is in women’s and children’s health and the emergency department, though she has worked in a multitude of settings. Before becoming a teacher, she was a nurse manager, responsible for the operation of acute care for inpatients and outpatients. One of her greatest passions is giving people a sense of control over their own health destiny through patient teaching.

Advisership is another area of Brophy’s expertise: She’s a mentor for both the Higher Education and Real-World Training (HEaRT) Global Challenge and the capstone.

Brophy earned her DNP from Chamberlain University, MSN and Master of Healthcare Administration from University of Phoenix, BSN from Prairie View A&M University and ADN from Excelsior University.

Learn more about Dr. Brophy in this faculty Q&A.

Nicholas Carte

Nicholas Carte PhD, A/GNP-C, APRN

Faculty Lead, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Nicholas Carte has over a decade of experience in higher education, joining Southern New Hampshire University in 2012.

Before SNHU, Carte taught at several institutions, including Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Northern Essex Community College and Labouré College of Healthcare. He also held positions as a nurse practitioner and staff nurse. At present, he is certified as a nurse practitioner to treat opioid addiction and an adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner.

Journal of Emergency Medicine Forecast and Journal of Intensive Critical Care Nursing are just two of many publications in which Carte has authored works. He’s been a reviewer for Nursing Education Perspective since 2018.

Carte earned his PhD in Nursing from University of Phoenix, PMC in Patient Safety and Quality from Southern New Hampshire University, post-master’s certificate in adult-gerontology nurse practitioner from the University of Massachusetts Boston, MSN from University of Phoenix and BSN from West Virginia University.

Elizabeth Christman

Elizabeth Christman DNP, RN, CNE

Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing

Dr. Elizabeth Christman joined Southern New Hampshire University part time as adjunct faculty in 2016. She transitioned into her current role in 2018. Behind the scenes, Christman serves on the nursing continuing professional development team and leads pilot initiatives to support students.

Prior to SNHU, Christman worked as an educator for Wisconsin Technical College System. Her clinical practice background is in cardiac critical care and post-anesthesia care.

In 2020, Christman received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty.

Christman earned her DNP from Liberty University and MSN and BSN from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She is a Certified Nurse Educator.

Kristi Dalby

Kristi Dalby DNP, RN, CNE

Faculty Lead, Undergraduate Nursing

Dr. Kristi Dalby has been in higher education for over a decade, joining Southern New Hampshire University in 2015.

From 2001 until 2012, Dalby was a staff and charge nurse in a multitude of acute care settings, including the intensive care unit, stepdown unit and emergency department. She began her teaching journey at College of the Sequoias and Western Governors University.

Over the years, Dalby has received multiple awards, including the D2L Excellence Award from Higher Education and Real-World Training’s (HEaRT) and the Advisors Recognizing Excellence Award from SNHU. She has presented at University Professional Continuing Education Association Regions Week and the International Webinar on Nursing Education and Practice.

Dalby earned her DNP and BSN from the University of Missouri and MSN from the University of North Dakota. She is a Certified Nurse Educator.

Kelsey Deters

Kelsey Deters MSN, FNP-C, RN

Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing

Kelsey Deters joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2016 with nearly a decade of experience in higher education.

Deters was previously a course instructor at Maryville University. She also worked for over five years as a nurse practitioner and RN in healthcare facilities throughout St. Louis, Missouri.

Deters has received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty and was awarded Rookie of the Year by Western Governors University.

Deters earned her MSN-FNP and BSN from Maryville University. She’s currently pursuing her DNP with a concentration in Nurse Education from Regis College.

Kim Gibbons

Kimberly Gibbons DNP, RN, CNM. CNL, CNE

Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing

Dr. Kimberly Gibbons joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2018 with nearly 15 years of experience in higher education. She also serves as MSN-CNL coordinator and team lead for graduate nursing faculty.

Before SNHU, Gibbons taught at the University of New Hampshire. She also spent nearly two decades working in Exeter Hospital’s Family Center as both a staff nurse and Clinical Nurse Leader.

In 2020, Gibbons was recognized for her outstanding contributions and commitment to SNHU nursing with the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty.

Gibbons earned her DNP from the University of New Hampshire, MS in Nurse Midwifery from University of Minnesota and BSN from Saint Anselm College. She is also a Certified Nurse Midwife and Certified Nurse Educator.

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Crissy A. Hunter DNP, RN, CNE

Clinical Faculty, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Chrissy Hunter has over a decade of experience in higher education.

Hunter previously taught at Boise State University and Sheridan College. She’s active in volunteer work, having served as an RN for Kanakuk Ministries since 2015 and a disaster health services lead for the American Red Cross since 2020.

Hunter earned her DNP in Educational Leadership from American Sentinel University, MSN in Nursing Education from the University of Wyoming, BSN from University of Phoenix and ADN from Maric College. She is a Certified Nurse Educator and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator.

Esther M. Johnstone

Esther M. Johnstone DNP, MSN, RN, CNOR

Clinical Faculty, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Esther M. Johnstone joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2019. She coordinates curriculum and supports MSN-level learners.

Prior to SNHU, Johnstone was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she instructed undergraduates pursuing a BSN. She was also a DNP capstone mentor at Capella University and online academic nursing coach for Instructional Connections.

Johnstone is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She’s a peer reviewer for multitude of publications, including the Journal of Professional Nursing, and has been published in AORN Journal.

Johnstone earned her DNP from Walden University, MSN from University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from St. Joseph’s College and AAS from Raritan Valley Community College.

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Maude McGill PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CNE

Clinical Faculty, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Maude McGill has over a decade of experience in higher education. In 2019, she joined Southern New Hampshire University.

McGill’s history in academia includes the roles of chief nurse administrator and assistant professor of nursing at Regent University, as well as director of nursing at ECPI University and assistant professor of nursing at William Carey University. Since 2018, she has served as the director of operations for McGill Ministries, a nonprofit community operant in Mississippi, and is regularly responsible for grants that allocate funds to food pantries and missions.

The peer-reviewed journal American Nurse Today has repeatedly published McGill’s works. She is a constituent league advisor and Committee Member for the National League for Nursing’s CCL National Division.

McGill earned her PhD in Nursing Education and Administration and MSN and BSN from William Carey University. She holds a certification in gerontology nursing and is a Certified Nurse Educator.

Faculty

Katina Schwartzhoff, MSN, RN

Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing

Katina Schwartzhoff joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2019 as adjunct faculty.Prior to her time at SNHU, Schwartzhoff worked at the Mayo Clinic Health System as a Certified Nurse Educator. She also spent several years as a home health and community care RN at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Schwartzhoff earned her MSN in Nursing Education from SNHU and BSN from Viterbo University. She is a doctoral candidate at Capella University.

Deborah Gibbs

Debra K. Sowell DNP, RN

Clinical Faculty, Graduate Nursing

Dr. Debra K. Sowell joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2016 as adjunct faculty, bringing with her decades of experience in healthcare and higher education. In 2018, she transitioned to her current position.

Sowell previously taught at Stephen F. Austin State University, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and Angelina College. She also worked in a clinical setting for nearly 20 years at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center.

To help others improve the quality and safety of healthcare delivery, Sowell serves as a patient safety quality capstone coordinator.

Sowell earned her DNP from Duquesne University, MSN and BSN from South University and Diploma in Nursing from Baptist Medical System School of Nursing.

Sandy Strouse

Sandy Strouse, DNP, MSN, RN

Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing

Dr. Sandy Strouse joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2018 as adjunct faculty with a demonstrated history in higher education. A year later, she transitioned to her current role.

In addition to her work at SNHU, Strouse has been a charge nurse in the post-anesthesia care unit at Riverside Regional Medical Center since 2020. Before that, she spent several years as both an emergency department charge nurse and medical/surgical charge nurse.

Strouse is an accomplished conference speaker and organizer. She has presented at events like SNHU’s Gather Conference and Riverside College’s Professional Enrichment Workshop.

Strouse earned her DNP in Educational Leadership from American Sentinel University, MS in Nursing Education from Walden University and Diploma in Nursing from Riverside School of Professional Nursing.

Ann Marie Vang

AnnMarie Vang DNP, RN-BC, CNE

Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate Nursing

Dr. AnnMarie Vang has over a decade of experience in higher education. She joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2017 as adjunct faculty, transitioning to her current role in 2020.

Vang is highly skilled in curriculum development, team leadership and accreditation. Prior to SNHU, she was a program manager at Western Governors University for nearly seven years. Vang also has a demonstrated history in healthcare, having worked as a clinical nurse at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

Vang earned her DNP from Aspen University, MSN and BSN from Western Governors University and ADN from Central Lakes College. She is a Certified Nurse Educator and holds a certification in nursing professional development.

Faculty

Alana Wood, DNP, RN

Clinical Faculty, Graduate Nursing

In 2021, Dr. Alana Wood joined Southern New Hampshire University, bringing with her over a decade of experience in teaching and higher education.

Wood is well practiced in clinical settings, having spent time as both an RN and APRN.

Wood earned her DNP from Purdue University, MSN from Herzing University, BSN from Kaplan University and ASN from Advent University (formerly Florida Hospital College). She also holds a MEd from the University of Central Florida and BS in Biology-Chemistry from College of Mount St. Joseph. Wood is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner through American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Laura Beaudoin

Laura Beaudoin MEd

Clinical Experiences and Health Professions Process Manager

Laura Beaudoin joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2011 as a graduate academic advisor for MBA programs. After several years in advising, Beaudoin became the primary advisor for healthcare and nursing programs. She joined the nursing academic team in 2014 as clinical placement facilitator and transitioned to her current role in 2018.

Beaudoin is an experienced secondary educator and has contributed to SNHU as an adjunct instructor since 2014. She also supports compliance, accreditation and continuing education efforts for the nursing team.

Prior to her time at SNHU, Beaudoin was a high school English and humanities teacher.

In 2019, Beaudoin was awarded the Sonia Pioneer Award by Sonia Clinical Tracking Systems for her unique contributions in the areas of training, processes and student engagement. She has also received the University Mover & Shaker Award from the University of New Hampshire.

Beaudoin earned her MEd in Secondary Education and BA in English Teaching from the University of New Hampshire. She also holds an Experienced Educator Certificate from the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Faculty

Kelsey Butler, BS

Clinical Placement Facilitator

Kelsey Butler joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2012 as an academic advisor. After dedicating eight years to the position, she transitioned to her current role.

Butler earned her BS in Marketing from the University of Tampa.

Faculty

Jequie Dixon, DNP, MSN, RN, PMC

MSN Clinical Coordinator

Dr. Jequie Dixon joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2017 with a demonstrated history in education.

In addition to teaching, Dixon is an active hospitalist nurse practitioner in Georgia. She’s worked in a variety of healthcare settings over the years, including the Air Force, where she was both a clinical nurse and disease manager.

Dixon earned her DNP and post-master’s certificate in nursing education from Duke University, MSN in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and BSN from the University of South Alabama.

Stacey Pippenger

Stacey Pippenger, MEd, BA

Clinical Placement Facilitator

Stacey Pippenger first joined Southern New Hampshire University as an academic advisor in 2010. She moved to her current position in 2021.

For nearly two decades, Pippenger has held roles in higher education administration. Prior to SNHU, Pippenger worked at DeVry University, University of New Hampshire School of Law, Daniel Webster College and Bridgewater State College.

Pippenger earned her MA in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University and BA in English from Bridgewater State University.

Faculty

Lynell U. Rogers, MSN, R.N., CLNC

Nursing Affiliates Contract Manager

Lynell U. Rogers joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2020 with several years of higher education experience.

In addition to teaching, Rogers also has a storied history in healthcare. She began her career in Hawaii at Wahiawa General Hospital and later moved to the continental United States, where she worked at the University of Alabama Medical Center.

In 2009, she received Gamma Psi Chapter-At-Large Sigma Theta Tau’s Educator of the Year Award.

Rogers earned her MSN, BSN and ASN from University of Phoenix. She completed Med-Assist School of Hawaii’s CMA program and the American Red Cross’ CNA program. Rogers is pursuing her DNP from Chaminade University.

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