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Nursing Leadership

Peggy Moriarty-Litz

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

Chief Nursing Administrator/Executive Director

Peggy Moriarty-Litz joined SNHU in 2014. In her previous role as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing Programs, Peggy demonstrated the ability to consistently produce highly effective results on several fronts including the development of high-quality nursing programs, strong student and faculty success, support of programmatic accreditation and compliance efforts, and the development of positive and fruitful relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, Peggy is a member of the Academic Policy Committee and has worked to achieve accreditation as a provider of continuing education for the professional development of her team.

Peggy is an experienced nurse educator who has taught non-traditional students throughout several levels of academic preparation. She has achieved certification as a nurse educator from the National League for Nursing and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. Peggy completed the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation.  Her areas of interest are professional identity development for nursing students and expanding health education regarding Parkinson’s Disease.

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Learning - with a specialization in Nursing Education, Rivier University
Master of Science in Nursing Administration, University of New Hampshire
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Saint Anselm College 
Certified Nurse Educator

Stacey Rosenberg

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

Associate Dean

Dr. Rosenberg joined SNHU as an adjunct faculty in 2014. She became a Faculty Lead in the Graduate Nursing Program in 2015. She transitioned to the role of Associate Dean early in 2018. She is a Board Certified Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS-BC) and a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Stacey has clinical experience in acute care and community/public health. Dr. Rosenberg has taught both online, hybrid, and in face to face settings at various educational levels. She has extensive knowledge and experience in curriculum and program development and accreditation.

Dr. Rosenberg's professional interests include: community partnerships and global health interests. Her capstone project within her DNP program was entitled "An Educational Intervention Addressing Nurses' Cultural Competence." She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and serves on the CNE Test Item Writing Committee for the National League for Nursing.

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Winona State University
Master of Science in Nursing, Winona State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Iowa
Applied Science Degree-Nursing, North Iowa Area Community College
Certified Nurse Educator
Board Certified Adult Health CNS
Advanced Teaching Online, San Diego State University

Lisa Urban

Lisa Urban PhD, RN

Associate Chief Nursing Administrator

Dr. Urban joined SNHU in June of 2018 as the Associate Chief Nursing Administrator. She is an experienced higher education leader, educator, adult nurse practitioner, and researcher. Dr. Urban has worked in higher education for 24 years while maintaining a clinical practice presence. Her professional work experiences include the development of new nursing and allied health programs using a variety of platforms to meet current practice and accreditation requirements.

Dr. Urban has extensive experience as an online educator and course and program developer. She is passionate about offering high quality online programs to help practicing nurses meet their professional and career advancement goals. Dr. Urban has devoted her research to online teaching best practices, creating healthy work environments, improving interprofessional communication and collaboration, and building an academic framework for information literacy.

Dr. Urban is an active member of the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) Academic Task Force charged with serving the integration of QSEN competencies in academic settings. She is also a member of the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Degrees, Certifications 
Doctor of Philosophy in Education with Specialization in Leadership in Higher Education, Capella University
Master of Science in Nursing, Columbia University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Russell Sage College

 

 

Sonya Blevins

Sonya Blevins DNP, RN, CMSRN, CNE

Associate Dean

Dr. Blevins joined SNHU in 2017 as Clinical Faculty in the Graduate Nursing Program. In 2019, she transitioned to the Associate Dean, Nursing role. Dr Blevins is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN). Her experience includes medical-surgical, critical care, and women’s health nursing. She has taught at the associate, bachelor's, and master's degree levels in the online, onsite, and clinical settings. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, and Manuscript Reviewer for MEDSURG Nursing. In addition, she serves as a member of the South Carolina Board of Directors for the South Carolina League for Nursing. Her areas of interest include online education, simulation, and mentoring nurse educators

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of South Alabama
Masters of Science, Syracuse University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Clemson University
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN)

Debra Murray

Debra M. G. Murray DNP, RN, PHCNS-BC, CPNP-PC, CNE

Program Director, Graduate Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Murray joined SNHU in 2018. She is a Board Certified Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Certified Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Murray has academic experience in a variety of nursing education programs and held administrative leadership roles in graduate and undergraduate programs.  She has designed Graduate CNS programs and accelerated second degree programs at prior institutions.  Dr. Murray has taught both online, hybrid, and in face to face settings. 

Her clinical practice has spanned primary care and ambulatory care both in civilian and military settings. She has conducted presentations related to improving student understanding of competencies in education and community adherence to preventative care.

Dr. Murray has extensive experience in leadership roles in educational and clinical settings.

Dr. Murray is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International.

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of Virginia
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Virginia
Master of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Pennsylvania State University
Quality Matters Course Design Certification
ANCC Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
PCNB Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Certified Nurse Educator

Loke Ahyo

Lokelani Ahyo DNP, MSN, RN, RN-OB

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Nursing Practice with Emphasis in Nursing Education Leadership, Nursing Education, Grand Canyon University
Master of Science in Nursing, Grand Canyon University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Grand Canyon University
Associate of Science in Nursing, Arizona Western College
Certified Registered Nurse in Inpatient Obstetrics

Carol Allen

Carol Allen EdD, RN

Faculty Lead

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Southern New Hampshire University
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Boston College
Certificate in American Sign Language

Mandy Bell

Mandy T. Bell DNP, RN

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications 
Doctorate in Nursing Practice, George Mason University
Master of Science in Nursing, George Mason University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, George Mason University
Diploma in Nursing, Beth Israel School of Nursing

Debra Blackwell

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

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications 
Doctor of Philosophy in Parent-Child Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin
Post Master’s Certificate in Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, University of South Carolina
Master of Science in Maternal-Child Nursing, University of Delaware
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Radford University
Certified Nurse Educator

Emily Bombard

Emily Bombard DNP, RN, CNL, IBCLC

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of New Hampshire
Master of Science in Nursing, University of New Hampshire
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Framingham State College
Clinical Nurse Leader
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Karen Brooks

Karen Brooks Esq., EdD, MSN RN

Faculty Lead

Degrees, Certifications
Juris Doctor, Temple University 
Doctor of Education, Temple University 
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Millersville University

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Barbara Brophy DNP, MSN, MHA, RN

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Chamberlain University
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix
Master of Health Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Prairie View A&M University
Associate Degree Nursing, Excelsior University

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

Nicholas Carte

Nicholas Carte PhD, A/GNP-C, APRN

Faculty Lead

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, University of Phoenix
Post Master’s Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, West Virginia University

Elizabeth Christman

Elizabeth Christman DNP, RN, CNE

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Liberty University
Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Certified Nurse Educator

Kristi Dalby

Kristi Dalby DNP, RN, CNE

Faculty Lead

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate in Leadership, University of Missouri
Master of Science in Nursing, University of North Dakota
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri
Certified Nurse Educator

Kim Gibbons

Kimberly Gibbons DNP, RN, CNL, CNM

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of New Hampshire
Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery, University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Saint Anselm College
Clinical Nurse Leader 
Certified Nurse Midwife

Deborah Gibbs

Debra K. Sowell DNP, RN

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Duquesne University
Master of Science in Nursing, South University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, South University
Diploma in Nursing, Baptist Medical System School of Nursing

Lyndsay Goss

Lyndsay Goss DNP, RN, CNE, NPD-BC

Faculty Lead

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Public Health Nurse Leadership, University of Massachusetts
Master of Science in Nursing, California State University
Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of New Hampshire
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of New Hampshire
Certified Nurse Educator
Certified in Nursing Professional Development

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

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Crissy A. Hunter DNP, RN, CNE

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications 
Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Educational Leadership, American Sentinel University
Master of Science in Nursing with emphasis on Nursing Education, University of Wyoming
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix
Certified Nurse Educator
Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)

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Esther M. Johnstone DNP, MSN, RN, CNOR

Clinical Faculty

Degrees/Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science in Professional Arts in Health Care Administration, St. Joseph’s College of Maine
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing, Raritan Valley Community College

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Maude McGill PhD, MSN, RN-BC

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certificates
Ph.D. in Nursing Education and Administration, William Carey University
Master of Science in Nursing, William Carey University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, William Carey University
Certified in Gerontology Nursing

Michelle O'Neal

Michelle O’Neal EdD, RN

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Doctor of Education, Capella University
Master of Science in Nursing, Villanova University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, LaSalle University
Certified Nurse Educator

Faculty

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

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Nursing Affiliates Contract Manager Nursing

Sandy Strouse

Sandy Strouse MSN, RN

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications 
Master of Science in Nursing, Walden University
Diploma in Nursing, Riverside School of Professional Nursing

Ann Marie Vang

AnnMarie Vang DNP, RN-BC, CNE

Clinical Faculty

Degrees/Certifications
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Aspen University
Master of Science of Nursing, Western Governors
Bachelor of Science of Nursing, Western Governors University
Nursing Professional Development Certification, ANCC

Beth VanOrsdale

Beth VanOrsdale DNP, RN, MHA, CPHRM, CNE

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications 
Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership, American Sentinel University
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix
Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of South Carolina
Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management
Certified Nurse Educator

Lisa Wilson

Lisa E. Bechok DNP, RN, CNE

Clinical Faculty

Degrees, Certifications
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of New Hampshire
Masters of Science in Nursing, University of New Hampshire
Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Science, Granite State College

Online Faculty

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