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Nursing Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Deb BurchDeborah Burch RN, MSN, CPCE
dburch@thomasu.edu

Educational Background
West Chester State University -B.S. Public Health
Cecil Community College - A.A. Nursing
Florida State University - B.S.N., M.S.N.

Professional Expertise / Area of Practice
Maternal Health
Nursing Education
Florida Department of Health-Leadership/Management

Professional Service / Membership / Certifications
National Certification Professional Childbirth Educator
Certified CITI Human Research Curriculum
Membership Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Membership Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)
Membership Nurse Practice Council-State of Florida
Coordinator of Florida's Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Phi Tau Chapter

Research Interests
Maternal Mortality/Morbidity
Clinical Quality /Evidenced Based Practice


Kim CribbKimberly Cribb, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N., C.N.E.
Director of MSN Program

kcribb@thomasu.edu

Educational Background
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College A.D.N.
Valdosta State College: B.S.N.
Albany State College: M.S.N. (Community Health; Nursing Education focus)
Valdosta State University: Ed.D. Curriculum & Instructional Technology

Professional Expertise / Area of Practice
Emergency nursing
Nursing education
Staff development

Professional Service / Membership / Certifications
Member: ACEN Board of Commissioners
Member: Sigma Theta Tau
Member: GA Association of Nurse Educators
ACEN accreditation site visitor
RN licensure in GA and FL
Grant Coordinator-Darton College Nursing: Dept of Labor 2005-2010
Certified Emergency Nurse 1991-2006
Trauma Nurse Core Course Instructor 1989-1997
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor 1988-2005
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor 1989-1994
AHA Basic Life Support Instructor 1990-2008
Certified Nurse Educator (NLN) Dec. 2009 - 2014
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Phi Tau Chapter

Research Interests
Instructional Strategies in Nursing Education

Community / Volunteer Activities
Bayside Club Soccer; Dallas Texans Soccer; First United Methodist Church 



Eleanor HallEleanor Hall, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.

ehall@thomasu.edu

Educational Background
Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Memphis, TN: Diploma in Nursing
Vanderbilt University: Bachelor of Science in Biology
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing: M.S.N. (Health Systems Management focus)
Georgia State University: Ph.D. in Nursing 
Dissertation: Social ecology of adherence to hypertension treatment in Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers can be viewed at  http://digitalarchive.gsu.edu/nursing_diss/

Professional Expertise / Area of Practice
Pediatric nursing
Orthopedics
Neurology
Medical-surgical nursing
Nursing education 

Professional Service / Membership / Certifications
National League for Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Phi Tau Chapter (Secretary)
Southern Nurses Research Society

Research Interests
Health information literacy; Incorporating nursing research into practice. 

Community / Volunteer Activities
Hands on Thomas County - Volunteer Hands and Hearts for Horses - Volunteer
Thomasville Thomas County Humane Society - Volunteer
Board Member Thomas County Central High School Health Occupations Program
Board Member Thomasville City School Health Occupations Program
Miss Kitty Sanctuary-volunteer 
Baptist Nursing Fellowship


Marty O'NeillMarty O’Neill, PhD, RN
moneill@thomasu.edu

Educational Background
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan: B.S.N.
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona: M.S. (Nursing)
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida: PhD (Nursing, minor Sociology)

Professional Expertise / Area of Practice
Administration; Leadership
Management; Critical Care
Medical Surgical Nursing
Rehabilitative Nursing 

Professional Service / Membership / Certifications
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Phi Tau Chapter (Faculty Counselor and Governance Chair)
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Council for Advanced Practice Nurses

Research Interests
End of Life issues
Clinical orientation
Management development.

Community / Volunteer Activities
Board member of Girl Scout of the Florida Panhandle
Active in Hope Center Quilt group making blankets and quilts for transition families
Active in Tallahassee Quilt group


Sue OttoSusan Otto, Ph.D., R.N.
Division Chair

sotto@thomasu.edu

Educational Background
Milwaukee County Medical Complex: Diploma in Nursing
Cardinal Stritch University: B.S. in Business Management
University of Wisconsin – Madison: M.S.N.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Ph.D., Nursing

Professional Expertise / Area of Practice
Administration
Management
Leadership
Ethics
Risk management
Healthcare outcomes research
Orthopedics
Medical-surgical nursing 

Professional Service / Memberships / Certifications
American Organization of Nurse Executives
National League of Nurses
Georgia Association of Nurse Educators
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Phi Tau Chapter (Treasurer)
Certified Nursing Administration – Advanced (2002)
Consultant in educational outcomes research, evidence-based nursing practice
Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Panhandle Organization of Nurse Executives
Georgia Association of Nursing Deans and Directors (Treasurer – 2010 to present)

Research Interests
Legal and ethical issues in nursing practice
Leadership and management 

Community / Volunteer Activities
Florida Association of Voluntary Agencies for Caribbean Action, Inc. (FAVA-CA) - Member/Volunteer
Hands on Thomas County - Volunteer
Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory - Volunteer
American Cancer Society - Volunteer
State Emergency Responders and Volunteers of Florida


Shannon WoodsShannon Woods M.S.N., R.N., C.N.O.R., C.N.E.
RN-BSN Program Coordinator
swoods@thomasu.edu

Educational Background
University of Central Arkansas (Conway, Arkansas): B.S.N.
Thomas University: M.S.N. Nursing Education

 

Professional Expertise / Area of Practice
Emergency services
Surgical services
Nursing education
Progressive care unit
Prison health services

Professional Service / Membership / Certifications
Certified Nurse Educator
Certified Nurse Operating Room
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Phi Tau Chapter (Leadership Succession Chair)
Georgia Association of Nurse Educators
National League of Nurses

Research Interests
Clinical orientation - methods for success and retention
Incorporating evidence-based practice into daily practice

Community / Volunteer Activities
Go Red for Women AHA - Volunteer community speaker
Annual Stroke telethon - Volunteer
Ask the Doctor - Volunteer
Take your child to work - Volunteer
EMS community BP and health screening - Volunteer
Community education and awareness - Volunteer


Adjunct Faculty

Stacy WheelerStacy Wheeler, M.S.N., R.N.
swheeler@thomasu.edu

Educational Background
Roanoke Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Roanoke, Virginia: Diploma in Nursing
Valdosta State University: B.S.N.
Valdosta State University: M.S.N. Clinical Concentration: Advanced Adult Health Nursing; Role Concentration: Nursing Education

Professional Expertise / Area of Practice
Emergency nursing
Critical care nursing

Professional Service / Memberships / Certifications
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Phi Tau Chapter
Emergency Nurses Association
Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Instructor, Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course
Instructor Trauma Nurses Core Course
American Nurses Association

Research Interests
The Readability of Patient Education Information

Community / Volunteer Activities
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society - Volunteer

 

 

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