Dr. Barbara Higgins, Ph. D., APRN, FAANP

Chair of Nursing, Professor of Nursing


Post-Masters - State University of New York at Stony Brook
Ph. D. - The University of Maine
M.S.N. - The University of Texas
M. Ed. - The University of Maine
B.S.N. - The University of Maine at Portland-Gorham

Research Interests:

Menopausal health; urinary health across women's lifespan; innovative nursing curriculum design; and, service learning in nursing education.

Theresa Tulaney, MS, RN, GCNS-BC

Assistant Chair of Nursing, Clinical Faculty and Lab Manager


M.S.N. - Penn State University
B.S.N. - Penn State University

Research Interests:

Geriatrics; aging in place; critical thinking in nursing education; and, enhancing clinical education.

Cheryl Burke

Clinical Instructor (PT)

Dr. Kathleen Healy-Karabell, DNP, RN-CNS, CSN

Assistant Professor of Nursing


DNP - Chatham University
M.S.N. - University of Pennsylvania
B.S.N. - University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests:

Quality improvement; school-related student incivility and violence; violence in the workplace; depression in the elderly; and, abuse related to PTSD

Mary Ann O'Brien, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE

Clinical Instructor