Leesa McBroom, PhD, APRN, FNP-C
Chair/Assistant Professor of Nursing
Professor McBroom earned her BSN from Dominican University of San Rafael California and her MSN focused on Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. In 2013 she completed a PhD from the University of Missouri.

Kristen Blochlinger, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing & Nursing Arts Laboratory Coordinator
Professor Blochlinger earned a BSN from Pittsburg State University and a MSN from Walden University

Lindsey L. Carlson, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing and NCLEX Success Coordinator
Professor Carlson earned a BSN from William Jewell College and her MSN with a focus on Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Kansas.

Ruth Bax Edwards, EdD, RN
Professor of Nursing
Dr. Edwards earned her BSN from the University of Missouri – Columbia and earned her MSN from the University of Texas – Austin. She earned an Ed.D. from the University of Kansas, and completed post-doctoral work at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Jan Huster, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Professor Huster earned a BSN from the University of Missouri at Columbia.  She received an MSN with focus as a CNS in Adult/Gerontology, from the University of Kansas along with a Health Professions Educator Certificate with a focus in simulation.Liz Kessler, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Professor Kessler earned a BSN from William Jewell College and a MSN with a focus on Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Nichole Spencer, MSN, APRN, ANP-C
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Professor Spencer earned a BSN from William Jewell College and a MSN with a focus on Adult Health from the University of Kansas. She is a certified advance practice registered nurse in Missouri/Kansas.

Melissa Timmons, MSN, RNBC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Professor Timmons earned her BSN from Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst University and her MSN within the executive nurse practitioner tract. She is board certified as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Registered Nurse through ANCC.