Department of Nursing

lmcbLeesa McBroom, PhD, APRN, FNP-C
Chair/Associate 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.
BehneyAnnette K. Behney, MSN, FNP-BC – 2015
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Fundamentals, MedCalc
BSN, 1994, Creighton University
MSN, 2009, University of Missouri-Columbia
n-kbKristen 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.
lightSarah E. Light, MSN, RN – 2015
Instructor of Nursing
Nutrition, Adult Health, Capstone (Role Transition)
BSN, 2006, William Jewell College
MSN, 2011, University of Missouri-Kansas City
mcdonaldAimee McDonald, PhD, RN – 2016
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Population Health, Healthcare Research
BSN, 2002, Rockhurst University and Research College of Nursing
MSN, 2007, Research College of Nursing
PhD, 2016, University of Missouri-Kansas City
nspencNichole Spencer, MSN, APRN, ANP-C
Associate 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.
n-mtMelissa 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.