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School of Nursing Faculty and Staff

Faculty member designations
      *   Graduate faculty
      ** Graduate service faculty

Faculty members may be addressed at their respective offices at:

Irene Ransom Bradley
School of Nursing
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762-7514

Mary Carol Pomatto, Chair

 

*Mary Carol Pomatto,
EdD, APRN

University Professor and Director
102 McPherson
620-235-4431
mpomatto@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Leader Development
Strategic Planning
Organizational Development
Hardiness and Workplace Factors
Public Policy/Government Relations
Maternal-Child Health
Regulation and Compliance
Adult and Continuing Education
Human and Resources Development
Environmental Health

NURS 482
Research in Nursing

NURS 760/761
Nursing and Health Care System Management
and
Nursing and Health Care System Management Practicum

NURS 805
Evaluation for Nurse Educators

NURS 850
Curriculum Development

NURS 854
Teaching Strategies Practicum

NURS 855
Teaching Strategies

NURS 856
Education Practicum

NURS 865
Strategic Development

NURS 866
Administration Practicum

NURS 893
Nursing Research Seminar

Judith A. Coltharp

Judith A. Coltharp,
RN, MSN, APRN

Instructor
114 McPherson Hall
620-235-4437
jcolthar@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Maternal Child Healthcare
Transcultural Healthcare
Leadership Education
Simulation/Medical Education Technology
Learning Resource Center

NURS 265
Health Promotion Disease Prevention

NURS 320
Health Assessment

NURS 452
Nursing the Childbearing Family

NURS 446
Transcultural Health Care Practicum

NURS 457
Nursing the Child and the Childbearing Family Practicum

NURS 521
Leadership in Nursing

NURS 599
Internship in Nursing

Coordinator: IAAE

Gena Coomes,
MSN

Instructor
112 McPherson Hall
620-235-4440
gcoomes@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Hardiness and Academic Performance Among Senior Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Acid Base Imbalances

NURS 410
Nursing the Adult Medical Surgical Client

NURS 410
Nursing the Adult Medical Surgical Client Clinical Practicum

Deborah Fischer

Deborah Fischer,
RN, MSN

Instructor
124 McPherson Hall
620-235-4442
dfischer@pittstate.edu

 


Areas of Interest

Pallative and End of Life Care
Gerontology

NURS 300
Foundations of Nursing Practice Practicum

NURS 370
Women's Health Issues

NURS 405
Health Alterations in Older Adults

Kristi Frisbee

Kristi Frisbee,
RN, DNP

Assistant Professor
121 McPherson Hall
620-235-4434
kfrisbee@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Evidence Based Practice - Nursing Techniques
Dosage Calculation
Infection Control and Antibiotic Resistant Microbes
Patient Safety
Teaching Strategies
Simulated Clinical Experiences in Nursing Education
Simulation Design
Women's Health
Healthcare Teaching in the Community Setting
Civility in Nursing and Nursing Education

NURS 302
Techniques for Nursing

NURS 320
Health Assessment

NURS 502
Community Nursing Practicum

NURS 599
Internship in Nursing

Cheryl K. Giefer

*Cheryl K. Giefer,
PhD,APRN

University Professor
113 McPherson Hall
620-235-4438 or 620-724-3366 (cell)
cgiefer@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Caregiver Stress
Portfolios
Interdisciplinary Gerontology
Emergency Care
Simulation Education
Use of Student Response Systems in Education
Patient Satisfaction of Nurse Practitioners

NURS 205
Certified Nurse Aide

NURS 301
Professional Nursing Seminar

NURS 712
Issues and Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice

NURS 806
Primary Care I

NURS 807
Primary Care I: Practicum

NURS 812
Primary Care II

NURS 813
Primary Care II: Practicum

NURS 828/829
NURSE PRACTITIONER PRECEPTORSHIP I AND II

NURS 890
Research Thesis

NURS 891
Research Problem

Spring 2011 Sabbatical

Anna Beth Gilmore

AnnaBeth Gilmore
MSN, FNP

Instructor
111 McPherson Hall
620-235-4444
agilmore@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

NURS 300
Foundations in Nursing Practice

NURS 320
Health Assessment

NURS 525
Advanced Medical/Surgical
Nursing of the Adult Client

NURS 599
Internship in Nursing

**Jennifer Harris,
PhD, APRN

Assistant Professor
106 McPherson Hall
620-235-4447
jharris@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Thesis: Patient Satisfaction with ARNP's: A Replication Study
Use of student response systems in nursing education
Forensic nursing
Simulation use in nursing education

NURS 300
Foundations in Nursing Practice

NURS 525
Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing

NURS 807
Primary Care I Practicum

NURS 809
Advanced Pathophysiology

NURS 818
Advanced Pharmacology

NURS 813
Primary Care II Practicum

NURS 828
Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship I

NURS 829
Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship II

Amy Hite

*Amy Hite, DNP,
APRN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
115 McPherson Hall
620-235-6528
ahite@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Kansas Action Coalition for the Future of Nursing
Feasibility Study for a DNP Program at PSU
Female Athlete Triad
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Speciality
Contract Negotiations for APRNs
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the College Population
Legal Nurse Consulting

NURS 302
Techniques for Nursing

NURS 320 Health Assessment

NURS 320
Health Assessment - Online

NURS 525
Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing of the Adult Client - Online

NURS 599
Internship in Nursing Practice

NURS 803
Advanced Health Assessment

NURS 828
Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship I

Karen Johnson

**Karen Johnson,
MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CNE

Instructor
108 McPherson
620-235-6187
kajohnson@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Empowerment and Job Satisfaction in Nurse Practitioners in Southeast Kansas
Utilizing Student Response Systems for Active Learning in Baccalaureate Nursing Courses
Simulation Utilization in Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs
Student Engagement

NURS 320
Health Assessment

NURS 410
Nursing the Adult Medical Surgical Client

NURS 807
Primary Care I Practicum

NURS 809
Advanced Pathophysiology

NURS 813
Primary Care II Practicum

NURS 818
Advanced Pharmacology

NURS 828
Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship I

NURS 829
Nurse Practitioner
Preceptorship II

SanDee McChristy

SanDee McChristy,
RN, MSN, FNP-C

Instructor
125 McPherson
620-235-6519
smcchristy@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Pain Management
Diabetes Patient Teaching

NURS 462
Nursing the Child and Family

NURS 440
Pharmacology in Nursing I

NURS 441
Pharmacology in Nursing II

Barbara R. McClaskey

*Barbara R. McClaskey,
PhD, RNC, MN, APRN

Professor
122 McPherson
620-235-4443
bmcclaskey@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Infant Development
Human-Animal Bond
Child-Pet Interaction
Chronic Illness in Children
Transcultural Healthcare  and Culturally Respectful Care

NURS 312
Neonatal Resuscitation

NURS 390
Pathophysiologic Bases of Nursing

NURS 452
Nursing the Childbearing Family

NURS 457
Nursing the Child and Childbearing Family Practicum

NURS 445/446
Transcultural Health
Care and Practicum

NURS 723
Client/Family Health: Theory, Assessment, Promotion

NURS 724
Client/Family Health: Practicum

NURS 809
Advanced Pathophysiology

NURS 830
Family Process/Management of Acute Emergent Illness

NURS 831
Family Acute: Practicum

NURS 835
Family Process/Management of Chronic Illness

NURS 836
Family Chronic: Practicum

NURS 840
Management of Families Within the Health Care System Practicum

NURS 890/891
Research Thesis/Problem

*Janis Schiefelbein,
RNC, PhD

Professor
107 McPherson
620-235-4441
jschiefelbein@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Self-efficacy for learning online technologies and student satisfaction
Preschool children fears with healthcare interventions
Job satisfaction in Nursing
Outcomes: E-health Interventions & E-health Communication
CPAP and Technology Dependent Patients

NURS 303
Introduction to Public Health - Online

NURS 304
Transitions into Baccalaureate Nursing

NURS 482
Reaseach in Nursing

NURS 482
Research in Nursing - Online

NURS 502
Community Nursing

NURS 800
Theories in Nursing Practice

NURS 854/855
Teaching Strategies/Teaching Strategies Practicum

NURS 890
Research Thesis

NURS 891
Research Problem

NURS 892 Research Methods in Nursing

NURS 893 Nursing Research Seminar

Donnie Shull

Donald Shull,
MSN, APRN

Instructor
123 McPherson Hall
620-235-4847
dshull@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

NURS 300
Foundations of Nursing Practice

NURS 300
Foundations of Nursing Practice Practicum

NURS 320
Health Assessment

NURS 525
Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing
of the Adult Client

NURS 599
Internship in Nursing

Tracy Stahl

Tracy Stahl,
BBA, MBA, BSN, MSN, FNP-C

Instructor
105 McPherson
620-235-4445
tstahl@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

NURS 300
Foundations of Nursing Practice

NURS 300
Foundations of Nursing Practice Practicum

NURS 457
Nursing the Child and the Childbearing Family Practicum

Karen Tompkins-Dobbs, Nursing Instructor

**Karen Tompkins-Dobbs,
MSN

Instructor
120 McPherson
620-235-6121
ktompkins-dobbs@pittstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

Drug Addiction
Gerontology
End of Life Simulation

NURS 405
Health Alterations  in Older Adults

NURS410
Nursing the Adult Medical Surgical
Client

NURS 470
Nursing the Psychiatric Mental Health Client

 

Administrative Staff

Peggy Totman

Peggy Totman

Administrative Specialist
101 McPherson
620-235-4431
ptotman@pittstate.edu 

Jennifer Parker

Jennifer Parker

Senior Administrative Assistant
101 McPherson
620-235-4332
jpparker@pittstate.edu

Student Employees:

Ginger Pond
101 McPherson
620-235-4431

Chelsea Foster
101 McPherson Hall
620-235-4431

Talara Renfroe
132 McPherson Hall
620-235-4433

 

Adjunct Faculty

Delyna Bohnenblust, EdD, ARNP Labette Community College
Carol Buller, DNP, ARNP University of Kansas School of Nursing
Diane Whitaker Ebberts, PhD, RN, ARNP, FNP-BC University of Kansas, School of Nursing
Carol L. Moore, PhD, MN, BSN, RN Ft. Hays State University
Dorothy Ochs, MSN, BSN, ARNP-FNP, BC Ft. Hays State University
Barbara Parker, ARNP, FNP, CNM University of Kansas School of Nursing
JoAnn M. Peterson, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, WHNP-C University of Kansas School of Nursing
Moya Peterson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC University of Kansas School of Nursing
William L. Rhoads, RN Fort Scott Community College