Nursing Leadership

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
mmandrew@umflint.edu
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Margaret Andrews, PhD, RN, FAAN, CTN-A

Director and Professor of Nursing

A Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. Andrews earned her PhD in Nursing [Transcultural Nursing and Nursing Educational Administration Tracks] from the University of Utah; Master of Science in Nursing in Pediatric Nursing [Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track] from Case-Western Reserve University; and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. John College. 

Recognized by the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) as a Certified Transcultural Nurse and a Transcultural Nursing Scholar, Dr. Andrews is nationally and internationally known for her contributions to Transcultural Nursing. She is co-author of the text, Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care, which is now in press for the 6th edition. Previous editions of the book received the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Award and Sigma Theta Tau International’s Best Pick Award. 

Dr. Andrews is Project Director for Developing Nurses’ Cultural Competencies: Evidence-based and Best Practices, a three-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions. She is also the founding editor of the Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare. 

Dr. Andrews has studied, practiced, consulted, and taught in various parts of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
ccreech@umflint.edu
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Constance Creech, RN, MSN, EdD, ANP-BC

Director of Graduate Nursing Programs and Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Creech is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of Nursing Graduate Programs in the School of Health Professions and Studies. She has an MSN in Nursing and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from Wayne State University. Dr. Creech has been on faculty in the Nursing Department at the University of Michigan-Flint for over 17 years. She has been actively involved in the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners and is the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Representative for Michigan.

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
marmurw@umflint.edu
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Margaret Murray-Wright, MSN, RN

Associate Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs, Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
jkoonmen@umflint.edu
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Jamie Koonmen, MSN, RN

RN to BSN Program Coordinator

Jamie Koonmen is the RN to BSN Program Coordinator at the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Nursing. She has her MSN in Nursing Education from Oakland University and is a BSN graduate from the University of Michigan-Flint RN to BSN program. Her clinical practice concentration includes working to improve children’s oral health.

Faculty

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
aplinkal@umflint.edu
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Chris Aplin-Kalisz, DNP, FNP-BC, MSN

Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
lbell@umflint.edu
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Libby Bell, RN, MSN

Lecturer III

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
melvagcb@umflint.edu
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Melva Craft-Blacksheare, RN, DNP, CNM

Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
dfilos@umflint.edu
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Debbie Filos, RN, MSN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
msfilter@umflint.edu
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Marilyn Filter, RN, PhD, CNM

Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
jhaefner@umflint.edu
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Judy Haefner, RN, DNP, APRN-BC

Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
jbhollie@umflint.edu
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Barbara Hollie, RN, MSN, PhD

Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
jonesb@umflint.edu
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Beverly Jones, RN, PhD, FAAN

Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
keiserm@umflint.edu
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Megan Keiser, RN, DNP

Assistant Professor

Dr. Keiser is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the School of Health Professions and Studies. She received a BSN in 1986 and an MS in Medical-Surgical Nursing in 1990, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She completed a Certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from California State University, Long Beach in 1996 and received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Wayne State University in 2012. 

She has been practicing as a Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years and joined the faculty in the Department of Nursing at the University of Michigan, Flint in 2013.  She has been active in many professional nursing organizations and is currently serving as the President of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 

Dr. Keiser plans to conduct translational research to improve evidence-based practice for patients with neurological and neurosurgical disorders. Her current research endeavors focus on the management of concussion including pre-screening of student and professional athletes.

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
lknecht@umflint.edu
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Linda Knecht, RN, MSN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
bkupf@umflint.edu
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Barbara Kupferschmid, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
mlesley@umflint.edu
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Marsha Lesley, RN, PhD, MLIS

Assistant Professor

Marsha L. Lesley, PhD, MLIS, RN is Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, School of Health Professions and Studies, University of Michigan-Flint.

Dr. Lesley earned her PhD in Nursing and Master of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University; and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Promotion and Risk Reduction from the University of Michigan in 2007.

For the past six years, Dr. Lesley has taught a core nursing research course in the undergraduate nursing program. Students complete small group research projects and present preliminary work at the Pi Delta Chapter of STTI Honor Society of Nursing spring research symposium. Her teaching approach has been published in the May/June 2011 issue of Nurse Educator.

Dr. Lesley also teaches a required informatics course in the doctorate of nursing practice program and mentors students on their DNP capstone projects.

Dr. Lesley’s dissertation research, “Social problem solving training for African Americans: Effects on dietary problem solving skill and DASH diet-related behavior change” was published in the January 2007 issue of Patient Education & Counseling. This research has been cited in a Consensus Statement of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks published in the December 2010 issue of Hypertension and most recently in a study published in the January 2013 issue of the CDC’s journal, Preventing Chronic Disease.  

With a continued interest in health promotion in the community, Dr. Lesley has devoted several years to the development and study of a physical fitness and nutrition health program called InSHAPE for individuals with serious mental illness who receive services at Lapeer County Community Mental Health. Dr. Lesley was the lead author of a report on this collaborative inter-professional partnership that was published in the August 2013 issue of Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services. She is presently completing a report of an RCAC-funded study exploring participants’ experiences with the InSHAPE program.

Dr. Lesley is a member of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
rluster@umflint.edu
Nursing

Rose Luster-Turner, RN, MSN, CHE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
mmcf@umflint.edu
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Marilyn McFarland, Ph.D, RN, FNP-BC, CTN-A

Professor of Nursing

Marilyn R. McFarland, PhD, RN, CTN-A, FNP-BC is a Professor in the Department of Nursing in the School of Health Professions and Studies.  Dr. McFarland earned her PhD in Nursing with a focus in Transcultural Nursing from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; Master of Science in Nursing from Wayne State with a major in Medical Surgical Nursing and minors in Teaching in Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, and Transcultural Nursing; and Bachelor of Science in Nursing also from Wayne State.  Her family nurse practitioner certificate was earned from Saginaw Valley State University in 2005. 

 

As a Certified Transcultural Nurse and Transcultural Nursing Author and Scholar, Dr. McFarland has been nationally and internationally recognized for her contributions to transcultural nursing by the Transcultural Nursing Society, receiving the 1993 Leininger Award for Excellence in Transcultural Nursing from the Society.  She was also the 1994 recipient of the Leininger Transcultural Nursing Award for Excellence and Creative Leadership in Transcultural Nursing and Human Care from Wayne State University, College of Nursing, Detroit, Michigan.  In addition to individually publishing numerous book chapters and articles, Dr. McFarland co-authored two texts with Dr. Madeleine Leininger, Culture Care Diversity and Universality: A Worldwide Nursing Theory (2006) and Transcultural Nursing: Concepts, Theories, Research, & Practice (2002), which was the recipient of the 2003 American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Award.

 

Currently, Dr. McFarland, with Dr. Hiba Wehbe-Alamah, is co-authoring the third edition of Transcultural Nursing: Concepts, Theories, Research, & Practice due for publication in May 2014.  Dr. McFarland is past-editor of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing and past-Chair of the Transcultural Nursing Certification Commission whose members developed a revised certification examination process under her guidance.  She is also a member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses’ Association, Michigan Nurses’ Association, ANA-Michigan (formerly RN-AIM), as well as a career-long member of Sigma Theta Tau International and is active in the local Pi Delta chapter based at University of Michigan-Flint.

 

Dr. McFarland has taught at the undergraduate level in the areas of gerontology, fundamentals of nursing, and health assessment.  She currently teaches nursing at the graduate level focusing on transcultural health care, advanced practice nursing role development, and graduate translational research projects.  She has also served on many doctoral nursing dissertation committees nationally as well as many master’s theses statewide.  Her clinical practice is focused on caring for the underinsured at a local health department family planning clinic.  Dr. McFarland participates with students and colleagues in clinically-focused translational research as well as with colleagues in transcultural nursing research.  As a leader in transcultural nursing, Dr. McFarland has studied, practiced, consulted, and lectured throughout the United States and in various parts of Europe, Kenya, Taiwan, and Australia.  She has conducted transcultural research studies focused on Polish, Anglo and African American, Mexican American, and German American elders using Leininger’s Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality, and she recently co-participated in a metasynthesis of culture care theory research studies guided by the Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality.  Her scholarly interests include the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) and the integration of transcultural nursing theory into nurse practitioner practice in primary care settings.  Dr. McFarland welcomes undergraduate and graduate nursing students as co-participants in her nursing research projects.

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
skmoreau@umflint.edu
Nursing

Sonya Moreau, RN, MSN, CCRN

Lecturer III

Originally a diploma graduate from Hurley School of Nursing, graduating in December of 1982, Ms. Moreau also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ferris State University as well as a Master of Science in Nursing from Saginaw Valley State University.  Ms. Moreau’s graduate work investigated nurse’s perceptions of the image of nursing, and how this may relate to job performance and satisfaction.

Ms. Moreau brings more than 30 years of nursing experience in the care of the seriously ill adult, trauma case management, informatics, nurse management and administration.  Throughout her career at Hurley Medical Center, Ms. Moreau was known for her inter-professional collaboration, specifically related to Information Technology, contract negotiation in the acquisition of capital equipment, and      program development.  In all these endeavors, her commitment to evidence-based practice, patient safety, and to the bedside nurse, have been the driver for decision making. 

These areas of interest and expertise bring real life substance to NUR 407, Nursing Issues and Trends; as well as depth to the clinical rotations within NUR 320 and 340 that she facilitates. 

Ms. Moreau has long standing ties to this community and to Hurley Medical Center, where she worked 28 years prior to retiring in 2010. 

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
muriueun@umflint.edu
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Eunice Muriu, RN, MSN

Lecturer III

Eunice Muriu holds a Master’s in Nursing from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana.  For her Master's thesis, Eunice traveled to Kumasi, Ghana to study upper year midwifery students at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kwame Nkurumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).  Her Master’s thesis investigated midwifery student’s perception of rural area and factors influencing their decision to work in deprived areas in Ghana.

Eunice has taught at the undergraduate level in the areas of Medical/Surgical Nursing, Transcultural Nursing, Community Nursing, Health Assessment, Research, and International Service Learning to Kenya.

She has a great interest in the development and advancement of nursing in low income countries, especially in Africa.

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
rrichson@umflint.edu
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Richard Richardson, MSN, RN, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
mtippen@umflint.edu
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Maureen Tippen, MS, RN, c

Clinical Assistant Professor

Maureen Tippen is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Nursing, School of Health Professions and Studies. She has 32 years of experience in clinical practice and teaching in Nursing in various health care settings. She has traveled with students in international service learning courses for the past 15 years to the Dominican Republic, Peru, Cambodia, India, and Kenya. She has created and administered the nursing mentoring program at the Michigan-Flint. Her current clinical practice is with incarcerated youths.

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
hvossos@umflint.edu
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Helene Vossos, RN, MSN, DNP

Assistant Professor

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
hiba@umflint.edu
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Hiba Wehbe-Alamah, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CTN-A

Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Wehbe-Alamah earned her PhD in Nursing and her Post Master’s in Transcultural Nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner Track) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan.

A member of the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS), National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA), National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP), Michigan Nurses Association (MNA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and a career-long member of Sigma Theta tau International, Dr. Wehbe-Alamah is nationally and internationally known for her contributions to Transcultural Nursing. She has presented, guest-lectured, and/or published in the United States, Australia, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She is co-author of the third edition of Culture Care Diversity and Universality: A Worldwide Nursing Theory and is recognized by the Transcultural Nursing Society as a Transcultural nursing Scholar and a certified transcultural nurse-advanced.    

She teaches nursing at the undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral levels focusing on women’s health and transcultural healthcare, conducts and chairs qualitative research and capstone projects with graduate nursing students, and advises students enrolled in undergraduate, Master’s  and Doctoral programs. Her clinical practice centers on women’s health and the underinsured at the Saginaw County Department of Public Health.

Dr Wehbe-Alamah’s scholarly and research interests include obesity, women’s health, mental health, primary care, creative teaching methodologies, computer simulation games, technology use in the academic setting, African American and Middle Eastern health and well-being, health disparities, cultural healers and generic/folk beliefs and practices, and cultural competence for diverse healthcare providers, nursing students, practicing nurses, and nursing faculty. 

Staff

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
mdeni@umflint.edu
Nursing

Marcia Campbell

Graduate Program Manager

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
mgilles@umflint.edu
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Maris Gilles

Undergraduate Program Manager

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
hallca@umflint.edu
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Carol Hall

Senior Administrative Assistant

Carol manages the nursing course schedule in addition to numerous other administrative duties.

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
vljaski@umflint.edu
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Vickie Jaskiewicz

Academic Advisor

Education: BA-Communication (Saginaw Valley State University)

Vickie advises all students selected into the Traditional BSN and Accelerated Second Degree programs.

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
zlazarha@umflint.edu
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Zoë Lazar-Hale

Academic Advisor

Zoë advises students in the RN to BSN program.

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
lamart@umflint.edu
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Laura Martin

Secretary Senior

Education: BS-Education (University of Michigan-Flint)

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
jamctier@umflint.edu
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James McTiernan

Nursing Simulation Lab Technician

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
joyobrie@umflint.edu
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Joy O'Brien

Academic Advisor

Joy advises our graduate students as well as helps with undergraduate advising.

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
linscott@umflint.edu
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Linda Scott, RN

Nursing Clinical Coordinator

Linda assists our students with the clinical placements required for completion of the nursing program. She maintains relationships with clinical agencies throughout Michigan and beyond and is the laision between the school and the agency.

Phone:
810-762-3420
Email:
dshourd@umflint.edu
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Denise Shourd

Business Administrator Intermediate

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Krystal Vineyard

Receptionist

UM-FIND Grant Staff

Phone:
810-424-5423
Email:
jeneenh@umflint.edu
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Jeneen Hinkle, RN

Education Case Manager

Phone:
810-424-5240
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Delma Jackson

Community Outreach Coordinator

Phone:
810-762-3433
Email:
amcginni@umflint.edu
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Annette Patterson

Administrative Assistant Intermediate

Phone:
810-237-6576
Email:
rpleasan@umflint.edu
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Roneeka Pleasant-Brown

Program Manager

UM-FISCUP Grant Staff

Phone:
810-762-3044
Email:
gpryor@umflint.edu
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Gwen Pryor

Program Manager