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School of Nursing and Health Studies

Nursing Faculty and Staff

Interim Chair

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John R. Patro Jr. , OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy Department
Interim Chair, Department of Nursing

Full-time Faculty

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Patricia A. Dempsey, DNP, APN-BC, PPCNP-BC

Specialist Professor
Department Advising Coordinator
Interim Director, MSN Program

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Cira Fraser, Ph.D., RN

Director of the DNP program
Graduate Faculty

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Beth S. Gough, MSN, RN, CNE

Specialist Professor
Director of Nursing Skills and Technology

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Dr. Rose Knapp, DNP, RN, APN-C

Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty

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Cheryl A. Leiningen, DNP, RN, PMHNP-C

Associate Professor
Scholar, Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Disease Foundation

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Colleen Manzetti, DNP, RN, CNE, CNLCP

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Nurse Educator Program
Graduate Faculty

Mary Nasta

Specialist Professor

Kathryn Vieira


Part-time Faculty