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Ashley Babcock

Maloch(aka Bilsboroug

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco in 2013 where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with school honors and was invited into Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society. As a new graduate I worked at City of Hope National Medical Center on a bone marrow transplant and hematology floor.…

Razel Bacuetes-Milo, , DNP, MSN, FNP-C, RN, PHN

University of San Diego

Razel B. Milo earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also has a BS degree in Business Administration emphasis in Information Technology. Razel is a Family Nurse Practitioner with nine years experience in academia, research, hospital, home health, and primary care environments.…

Jacqueline Baer, , MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Jonas Scholar

University of South Carolina

Jacqueline Leonora Baer began her nursing career after graduating from the University Of Virginia (UVa) School Of Nursing in 1995. She worked in many areas of nursing and helped start the first Free Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia. While practicing as a registered nurse she attended graduate school and earned her Master’s in Community Health at UVA.…

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Katie Bagley, , PhD (c), RN

University of Northern Colorado

Katie is currently a PhD candidate in nursing education at the University of Northern Colorado. Her research interests include issues in nursing education and the diversity of the nursing workforce. She works as an assistant professor at Utah Valley University where she serves as the Associate Chair of the nursing department and teaches pediatric nursing. Her Masters degree in nursing education is from the University of Utah.…

Helen Baker

Emory University

Helen Baker received her BA in Anthropology and French from Macalester College. After spending a year teaching English in Guadeloupe, Ms. Baker went to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to complete an MSc in Demography and Health. Following her MSc, Ms. Baker worked in Thailand with an HIV/AIDS advocacy organization and then spent two years in the Peace Corps as a community health AIDS prevention volunteer in northern Togo.…

Sara Baker, , BSN, RN

University of Michigan-Flint

Currently, I am Dean’s List student pursuing my Doctorate of Nursing Practice for Family Nurse Practitioner at University of Michigan-Flint and am a 2011 graduate from Grand Valley State University with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing. The focus of my graduate level capstone project is increasing patient satisfaction scores via cultural competency training to staff.…

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Ron’Nisha Baldwin, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

Duke University School of Nursing

Linda Banks, , MSN, MS, RN

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

I am enrolled in the PhD Nursing program at University of TN, Knoxville. As a nurse and educator, I have worked in management positions in the classroom and clinical settings with clients and students across a variety of backgrounds. My expertise in nursing is medical-surgical, neurology, cardiology and orthopedics, in classroom, clinical, and distance education settings.…

Ruth Bargainer, , MSN, RN, CNE

University of Texas-Arlington

Ruth Bargainer is an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (TTUHSC SON) in Abilene, Texas. Mrs. Bargainer obtained an MSN in Nursing Education from TTUHSC SON in 2010, subsequently joining the faculty team as an Instructor. In 2013, Ruth Bargainer assumed a leadership role as Regional Program Director of the Traditional Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at TTUHSC.…

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Ariel Baria, , MSN, RN-BC, GNP-BC

University of California-San Francisco

Mr. Baria completed his BSN at San Francisco State University and MSN at the University of California Los Angeles. For over 18 years, he has worked as a nurse practitioner/program coordinator in the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS)/Pain Program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System. Mr. Baria is pursuing his PhD degree in nursing at the University of California San Francisco.…

Jessica Barkimer, , MSN, RN

Marquette University

Jessica Barkimer, MSN, RN graduated from Indiana University with her BSN in 2002 with a passion for working with the pediatric population. Working at three magnet children’s hospitals over the past 14 years has provided her with medical and surgical experiences ranging from caring for infants with congenital heart defects to educating children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.…

Andrea Barnes


Emily Barnett-Doyle, , BSN, RN, CCRN, CPHQ

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Emily Barnett-Doyle earned her BSN from the University of Missouri – Columbia (2008). She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2006) with an emphasis in management. After graduation, she worked in the medical transplant intensive care unit at The University of Kansas Hospital (TUKH) where she became interested in quality of life and end-of-life care.…

Siobon Barrett, ,ANCC, BC

Northeastern University

My current program is a BSN to PhD program at Northeastern University. MY BSN was also from Northeastern University. My clinical background has been in cardiac and thoracic post-operative care for the past ten years. My intended area of focus is on improving diversity in the nursing profession and better supporting interdisciplinary collaboration among healthcare professionals.…

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Elvy Barroso, , PhD, MD, MSc, MPH, MS, RN

The Graduate Center of the City of New York

Elvy G. Barroso, PhD, MD, MSc, MPH, MS, RN. I work as the Professional Development Coordinator for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control. I also work as an Assistant Professor at the following schools: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Hunter College, and New York University. I also serve as an external Clinical Preceptor at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.…

Dorota Bartoszczyk, , MSN, RN, OCN

University of Iowa

Dorota Anna Bartoszczyk is originally from Poland where she lived 21 years. She has been in the United States for total of 16 years now, and during this time she’s lived in four different states, with Iowa being the longest. All of her nursing education is from the College of Nursing, the University of Iowa. Dorota’s research interest area is related to barriers and difficulties nurses are challenged when providing pain management.…

Bridget Basile Ibrahim, , MSN, FNP-BC

Yale University

Bridget is excited to begin pursuit of her PhD at Yale School of Nursing. Her research interests are in the realm of maternal child health and her doctoral research will be focused on health disparities in regard to access to Vaginal Birth after Cesearean section (VBAC). Bridget earned her BSN from The Johns Hopkins Universty School of Nursing and her MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner from The University of California Los Angeles.…

Cecille Basilio, , MSN, RN, PHN

University of California-Los Angeles

Cecille Marie Basilio’s personal and professional experiences have nurtured a profound commitment to serve the underserved minority population, and spurred an interest in graduate study to best serve this population. Cecille earned a BA in Economics from the University of the Philippines (Diliman). She went back to school, and obtained her MSN degree in 2014 from Charles R.…

Basilia Basin, BS, RN-BC, PhD Candidate

Oregon Health and Science University Hartford Center

I am a clinical nurse, educator, and leader with experience caring for older adults with chronic disease. Prior to nursing, I was a licensed small animal veterinary technician. My experience as a nurse and a technician provides a unique perspective, and expertise, to research the relationship between older adults and pets and their influence on decision-making.…

Randi Bates, , MS, RN, PCCN, CNP, FNP-C

The Ohio State University

Randi Bates is currently a predoctoral fellow and PhD student at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She uses a life course framework for her research, which encompasses maternal-child health. Her research examines the mechanisms within early life economic disadvantage that contribute to poorer later life health. Currently, she is investigating the effects of early life stress on cognitive development.…

Tammy Bathke

University of California-Los Angeles

From 2009-2013 I served as Assistant Director of the associate degree nursing program at College of the Canyons (COC), a California Community College. Mentorship with key leaders at COC accelerated my understanding of the big picture of nursing academia. My qualifications in applying for the Jonas Leadership Fellowship include that my Master of Science in Nursing degree is in nursing education.…

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Vanessa Battista, , MS, RNC-MNN, CNE, Jonas Scholar

Johns Hopkins University

Vanessa Battista, MS, RN, CPNP-PC is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the neuromuscular team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Previously, she practiced as an advanced practice nurse on the Pediatric Advanced Care Team at CHOP, as well as the neuromuscular centers at both Columbia University Medical Center and The Children’s Hospital of Boston, before being recruited to The Boston College Connell School of Nursing to develop the Pediatric Palliative Care Masters subspecialty program.…

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Jennifer Jennifer Bauman

Nursing Professional Development Specialist

Michael Baumgardner, ,CCRN, CNL

University of San Diego

Michael Baumgardner has graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a Bachelors degree in Biology, the Pontifical Gregorian University with a Master’s in Theology, and the University of San Diego with a Master’s in Nursing. He has obtained professional certifications in nursing as a Clinical Nurse Leader and as a Critical Care Nurse.…

Brittany Beasley, , BSN, RN

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

I am a Research Assistant for Dr. Jean McSweeney, Associate Dean for Research, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing. In this role, I am involved with research, writing manuscripts, grant writing, and dissemination of research results. In a previous role I worked as a telemedicine intensive care nurse taking care of intensive care patients throughout the state of Arkansas and in Missouri.…

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Amy Becher, , MS, MSW, CNP, APRN

The Ohio State University

Ms. Becher has a natural passion and devotion to working with individuals from underserved populations. She works as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Southeast Healthcare, a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing integrated primary care services to individuals from our most vulnerable communities who struggle with severe mental illness, homelessness, and addiction. She is a preferred referral source through specialty dockets including CATCH Court for human trafficking victims, addiction treatment centers, trauma providers, homeless shelters, transitional program providers, and Franklin County Jail programs.…

Nicole Beckmann, , MSN, RN, CPNP

Vanderbilt University

Nicole is a 3rd year nursing PhD student at Vanderbilt University and earned her master’s degree in nursing from Duke University. Nicole works as a pediatric nurse practitioner in blood and marrow transplant at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nicole is passionate about improving quality of life among parents and children after transplant.…

Aaron Begue, ,FNP

The Ohio State University

Aaron is currently the Director of Advanced Practice at the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He is enrolled in the Executive DNP program at The Ohio State University. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology in 2001.…

Natalie Belkairous, , BSN, RN

DePaul University

Natalie Belkairous is a first-year AGNP DNP graduate student at DePaul University. Her previous degrees include Biology (BS), Psychology (BS) from DePaul University, and Nursing (BSN) from Indiana University Northwest. Natalie has taken part in research involving Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis as an undergraduate student at DePaul, and sought to improve patient outcomes as a member of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Council.…

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Christine Bell, , MSN, RN, CAPA, WCC

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

For her dissertation, Christine is studying the effects of a combined educational and behavioral intervention on pain management practices in nurses that care for opioid dependent patients in hospital settings. Based on her review of the literature and practice experiences, she has determined that pain management practices in these nurses are ineffective due to faulty information about dependence and its’ treatment.…

Meredith Bell, ,RN, BSN, LNC

University of Kansas

I started the DNP program in January 2013 with a specialty in Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. I graduated with an associates degree in nursing from Hillsborough Community College in 2001. I completed my BSN in 2008 from the University of South Florida. During my ASN program I was one of two students awarded for academic excellence in nursing.…

Paula Bellino, ,CRNA

Florida International University

I am currently a DNP student in the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Florida International University with interests in anesthesia and addiction. Currently I volunteer with inpatient women in a treatment facility for addiction as well as do anesthesia at a local hospital in Tampa, FL. As a CRNA, I have owned and operated multiple anesthesia companies in the past.…

Paula Belson, , CRNA, MSN

University of California-Los Angeles

Ms. Belson received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside followed by a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a pediatric nurse for 5 years before returning to obtain her master of science degree in nurse anesthesia from the University of Southern California.…

Beverly M. Belton


Cassie Belzer, , CNM, MSN

Frontier Nursing University

I am a Certified Nurse Midwife in Bozeman, Montana. I work with one other CNM in a hospital-based, full scope practice. I will be attending the Frontier University DNP program. My future goals will be to teach in a university system in a nursing and advanced practice nursing program. Additionally I would like to focus on increasing access to women’s healthcare in the remote areas of Montana.…

Julianne Bender, ,RN, BSN

University of Michigan-Flint

I am a 2009 BSN graduate from Western Michigan University currently working in a Neuro Trauma ICU. Beginning in Fall 2014 I will start a DNP program at the University of Michigan with a specialization in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. I was awarded with a position as a VALOR student for the Battle Creek Veteran’s Hospital in 2009, and there I solidified my interest in mental health issues and management.…

Shelly Benfield, , MPH, BSN

University of San Diego

Shelly Benfield is currently is serving on active duty as a Commander in the United States Navy. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and also earned Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology from San Diego State University. She has over twenty years of nursing experience to include labor and delivery, inpatient pediatrics and adult med/surg.…

C. Robert Bennett, , CPNP-AC, CCRN

Vanderbilt University

I am a PhD student at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Phoenix, Arizona. During my early years of clinical practice I began to accumulate several clinical questions and was intrigued by the concept of using clinical research to answer them. This led me to pursue opportunities to perform clinical research studies as both a principal and co-investigator with guided mentorship and present the results at conferences.…

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Kay Bennett, , MSN, RN

University of Oklahoma

Kay Bennett is an RN who is currently enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing. Kay received her BSN/MSN in Nursing and Health Systems Leadership from the University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN. Kay also received a BS in Marketing from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.…

Lauren Bentley, ,RN

University of Maryland

I am a full time PhD student at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Research has always been an interest of mine as I conducted an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Franklin and Marshall College. I realized in college, however, that bench science was not my passion and that I craved patient interaction. After completing an internship my sophomore year, where I shadowed both residents and nurses, I immediately fell in love with the nursing role and decided to pursue the Clinical Nurse Leader Program at UMSON, post college.…

Lana Bernat, , MSN, CNM

Frontier Nursing University

Lana Bernat is a Certified Nurse Midwife and a current Doctorate of Nursing Practice student with Frontier Nursing University. Lana graduated from North Dakota State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and was subsequently commissioned as a U. S. Army Nurse Corps officer, serving in the field of women’s health. She earned a Master of Science in Leadership in Healthcare Systems from Regis University in 2005 and continued to serve in a variety of leadership roles in nurse management, case management, and quality management.…

Nakia Best

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Stephanie Betancur, BSN, RN

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Nancy Bevan, ,CCRN, ACNS BC

University of Missouri-Kansas City

I am currently enrolled in the online PhD program at University of Missouri at Kansas City. My area of nursing research interest is moral distress in nursing. My background is primarily clinical with an interest in teaching and research for the past 10 years. I received my BSN and MSN from the University of Cincinnati in 1980, and 1988 respectively.…

Julie Bidwell

Oregon Health and Science University

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Ani Bilazarian, , BSN, RN

Columbia University

Ani Bilazarian graduated this past May 2017 from Georgetown University with a Bachelors in Science. After graduating she spent time at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with Dr. Susan Hassmiller as a nursing fellow performing research on Consumer Engagement strategies culminating in work published in the Journal of Nursing Administration. After her undergraduate education, Ani worked at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital in the trauma center as a staff nurse.…

Loretta Lynn Bilder

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Daniel Billings, , BSN, DNP(c)

Columbia University

Daniel Billings is a professional opera singer with a master’s degree from The Juilliard School and a bachelor’s of music from Boston University. A friend’s passing from a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma inspired him to pursue nursing with an oncology focus. Daniel has volunteered for hospice care and looks forward to using the collaborative skills he acquired performing in orchestra concerts and opera productions when he works with members of a health care team.…

Pamela Billings

University of Alabama Birmingham

Kaitlyn Billington, ,AGPCNP-BC

Columbia University

Kaitlyn received her BSN and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner degrees at Columbia University School of Nursing. As an energetic and enthusiastic new graduate, she practices as a Specialty Coordinator NP for the Metabolic, Endocrine and Minimally Invasive Surgery Department at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. She combines her passion for health promotion, behavioral modification, and disease prevention in this setting.…

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Elizabeth Bilsborough, , BA, BSN, RN

Emory University

Elizabeth Bilsborough is a 2nd year PhD student at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wellesley College in May 2016 prior to attending the ABSN program at Emory. Clinical rotations at the Emory Rehabilitation Hospital; the Long Term Acute Care Unit at WellStar Windy Hill Hospital; and the Coronary Care Unit at Emory St.…

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Stacia Birdsall, , MPH, CNM

New York University

Stacia Birdsall is a PhD candidate at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, where her research focuses on perinatal outcomes in vulnerable populations. Her dissertation will examine the relationship between allostatic load and birthweight in Hispanic/Latina women using data from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. She previously earned an AB in Anthropology from Princeton University, an MSN from Yale College of Nursing, and an MPH in Population and Family Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.…

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Amber Birkle, , DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C, WHNP-BC, CEN, DiMM

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Major Amber Birkle, U.S. Army, earned a BSN from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 2006 and subsequently commissioned into the Army Nurse Corps. In 2016, she completed an MSN with an emphasis in Nursing Leadership and Health Systems Management from Drexel University. In 2020, she graduated with a DNP as a Family and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the Uniformed Services University.…

Janice Bistritz

Columbia University

samantha blackburn, ,PNP

University of California-Davis

I have just completed my second year, and all required coursework, at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing (UC Davis) Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Doctor of Philosophy program. This September I will take my Qualifying Exam, and then begin my qualitative dissertation research on school district health administrator’s roles, work processes, and leadership skills.…

Emma Blackmon, , MS, RN, CCRN

University of California-Davis

I am currently enrolled in the PhD program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. My research and clinical practice interests revolve around ways to improve inter-professional communication in the intensive care unit among a variety of providers, specifically through the use of a simulated environment. These simulated experiences would range in topics such as palliative care, nutrition, mobility and mechanical ventilation and would aim to increase collaboration and shared decision making among health care professionals.…

Julia Blanchette, BSN, RN

Case Western Reserve University

Julia is a second year PhD student at Case Western Reserve University where she also serves as a graduate research fellow and project manager. She assists her advisor, Dr. Valerie Toly, in researching families living with technology-dependent children. She received her BSN from Case Western Reserve University in 2014. She has a strong research interest in self-management during transitions from pediatric to adult healthcare in emerging adults with type 1 diabetes.…

Whitney Blau Beaton

University of Missouri-Columbia

Daniel Blaz, ,FNP

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Major Daniel Blaz is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and has been on active duty for 16 years. He attended The University of Akron, graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate receiving his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1998. He went on to receive a Master of Science in Nursing from the Uniformed Services University (USU) in 2006.…

Laura Boehm

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Kasey Boehmer, , MPH

University of Minnesota

Kasey Boehmer, MPH, is a health services researcher in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research (KER) Unit at Mayo Clinic, and a PhD student in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. Kasey is a member of the Minimally Disruptive Medicine international working group, and is responsible for the leadership and project management of projects of core programs within the KER Unit, including Shared Decision Making, Dissemination and Implementation Research, and Minimally Disruptive Medicine.…

Melissa Boetig, , CPT, AN-BC

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

I’m currently pursuing my doctorate of nursing practice, family nurse practitioner, through the Uniformed Services University. I’m an active duty Army captain and have served for 8 years. My first position was as a staff nurse on a medical telemetry unit at Tripler Army Medical Center. In this position, I performed several extra duties to include chairperson for the Unit Practice Council, preceptor, and Education Facilitator.…

Nicole Bohr, ,RN, BSN

University of Iowa

Nicole Bohr is a student in the University of Iowa College of Nursing PhD program. Her research interests include pain and quality of life indicators in critical limb ischemia. This interest was a direct result of her work in cardiovascular and thoracic intensive care units. She currently serves on the AGNS Board at the University of Iowa College of Nursing, and she is also a representative on the Diversity Committee.

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Christine Bonaccorso, , BSN, RN, OCN

Thomas Jefferson University

Christine has worked for 25 years in oncology research. She has been a nurse for 15 years having worked the last two years in hospital administration. Christine’s nursing education started at Gloucester County College with an Associate of Science in Nursing degree followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University. Christine plans to complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice requirements by August 2020.…

Kalisha Bonds, , MSN, PMHNP-BC

Oregon Health and Science University

Kalisha Bonds was born and raised in rural, west Tennessee by her grandmother. She received her BSN from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2007. Upon completion, she began working at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Adolescent Medicine. Ms. Bonds’s passion for psychiatry burgeoned; she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2012.…

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Stephen Bonett, , BSN, RN

Stephen is a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where he studies social and sexual networks among men who have sex with men. He works with the Program on Sexuality, Technology, and Action Research, as well as with the Health Equity and Media Lab on a variety of research projects. His clinical interests focus on community health nursing.…

Rebecca Boni, , MSN, RN, ACCNS-AG, OCN

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

I am an hematology-oncology nurse who started my career in hematology and bone marrow transplant. I have specialized in oncology through different nursing and leadership roles in Chicago and metro Detroit. I earned my MSN from Michigan State University in 2013 with a concentration in nursing education and as an adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist. I began teaching clinicals at an area community college and worked as a graduate assistant in a nursing workforce diversity program while earning my MSN.…

Adam Booth, , BSN, RN, PhD Student

University of Louisville

Adam Booth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University Southeast in 2010 and began working in the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) at the University of Louisville (UofL) Hospital. His clinical experience over the past six years has shaped his research interest in moral distress (MD) experienced by nurses caring for patients at the end-of-life (EOL).…

Kelley Booth, , RN, BSN, MPH

University of San Francisco

Kelley is a registered nurse with a Masters in Public Health (MPH) who is currently completing a Doctor of Nursing Practice program with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty at the University of San Francisco. Her nursing background includes hospital-based nursing work in Medical/Surgical Intensive Care and Post Anesthesia Care and Recovery, and community-based nursing work as a Pediatric Public Health Nurse.…

Ann L. Bossen

University of Iowa (Hartford)

Denise Bouchard, MS, RN, FNP-C

University of Southern Maine

Denise Bouchard has worked as a family nurse practitioner since 2000. Eight of those years were focused in addiction recovery. Upon re-engaging in family practice, she noticed a gaping hole in the recognition and subsequent treatment of addiction. Back to school to pursue her DNP, she seeks to bridge this gap by reducing stigma, increasing provider knowledge, and access to treatment for individuals and families who suffer from this chronic treatable brain disease.…

Elizabeth Boulette, , MS, CRNA

University of San Diego

Elizabeth Boulette is a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). She has more than 30 years nursing experience that includes a nurse anesthesia practice of more than 15 years. Upon completing her BSN from San Diego State University, she was commissioned as a Navy Nurse Corps Officer in May 1987. In 1998 she began her didactic studies in anesthesia and she earned a Master of Science from Georgetown University in February 2001.…

Monique Bouvier, ,PNP

University of San Diego

Monique Bouvier is currently a clinical research nurse at Naval Medical Center San Diego where she has the opportunity to work with our active duty military personnel and their families. She works with the Clinical Investigations, Pediatrics, and Radiology departments where she actively participates on many studies and committees. She is also pursuing her PhD in nursing at the University of San Diego with her research focused on the military population.…

Fara Bowler, , MS, APRN, ANP-C, CHSE

Johns Hopkins University

Fara Bowler is the Director of the Clinical Education Center and Simulation for the University of Colorado, College of Nursing. She brings clinical expertise as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse practicing in areas of Primary Care, Cardiac Electrophysiology and the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Ms. Bowler also brings expertise in Simulation. She speaks nationally on the use of simulation to promote quality and safety in care delivery.…

Ann Bowling

Case Western University

Donald R. Boyd, Jr.

Columbia University

Kathleen Boyle, ,ANCC, FNP, BC

Pace University

Kathleen Boyle, MS, RN, FNP-BC Kathleen (Kitty) Boyle is a family nurse practitioner who has practiced in primary care, home care, and most recently caring for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI). Kathleen embraces a trusting, respectful, and caring approach that has enabled her to support thousands of individuals in the journey to wellness.…

Cynthia Bradley, ,CNE, CHSE

Indiana University

Cynthia Sherraden Bradley received a BSN from the University of Kansas and an MSN from the University of Central Missouri, and is currently a doctoral student at Indiana University. As the Simulation Director of Saint Luke’s College, she led a task force of simulation educators resulting in a city-wide collaborative resource for simulation educators in the Kansas City metropolitan area.…

Diane Bradley

University of Delaware

Jason Bradley, , MSEd, RN, LPC, CCRN

Arizona State University Hartford Center

Jason Bradley is a PhD student in the College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU) where he was a 2014-16 Hartford Scholar with the Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence. Jason completed a Master’s of Science in Education degree with an emphasis in community/mental health counseling from the University of Tennessee-Martin in 2000 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Arizona University in 2007.…

Linda Bradley, , MSN, MPH, RN, PHCNS-BC

The Graduate Center of the City of New York

Linda Bradley is enrolled in the Nursing PhD program at The Graduate Center in New York City. Her clinical practice extends from the Hospital beside to the side of patients in their homes in an Acute care and L.T.H.H.C.P.; from providing staff education on the latest tablet updates to Quality initiative as a team manager; from a Director of Nursing in a Licensed Home care Agency to clinical adjunct for Community Health Nursing students at N.Y.U.…

Sarah Bradwisch, , MSN, RN

Molloy College

I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1992 from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. Upon graduation I was commissioned a United States Naval Nurse and Officer. I proudly served at the United States Naval Medical Center San Diego, Camp Pendleton, Camp Lester Okinawa, Japan, the USS Peleliu and the USS Chandler.…

Arica Brandford

University of Kentucky

Tara Brandner, ,FNP

George Washington Univeristy

I was born and raised in Ashley, North Dakota. I attended undergrad school at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. During my time at the University of Mary I was active in the Nursing Peer Mentor Program, Red Cross volunteer, Public Health Emergency Volunteer, Student Development Senior Class Representative, and served on our Student Nursing Association as the director of publicity and communication.…

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Case Western Reserve University

Susan Brasher, ,PNP

University of Florida

Susan has dedicated her entire nursing career to pediatric nursing. As a pediatric Registered Nurse, Susan provided care to children in the acute care setting. Her desire to promote family-centered care and improve outcomes in pediatric clients prompted Susan to further her nursing education as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. In 2007, Susan graduated with her MSN degree and began practicing as a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP).…

Rebecca Bratzler

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Rebecca Bratzler is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Nursing where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Bratzler received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baylor University and a Masters of Nursing in Health Systems Management from Vanderbilt University. Her clinical background is in obstetrics and she has taught at the baccalaureate level in this field of expertise.…

Leigh Ann Bray, , MSN, RN, CNL

University of Alabama at Birmingham

I am a two-time graduate of The University of Alabama. I received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2012 and a Masters of Science in Nursing in 2014. I am a Clinical Nurse Leader and have a pediatric nursing background in both acute and intensive care settings. As a bedside nurse, I worked closely with people who have cystic fibrosis and became passionate about bettering their lives.…

Rachel Breman, , MSN, MPH, RN

University of Maryland

I have a long-standing commitment to improving women’s health. My passion for women’s health started during my time at Brandeis University when I counseled peers on reproductive health issues and studied family planning campaigns in Latin America. Working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger and witnessing maternal deaths confirmed my interest, the importance of clinical experience, and getting my BS and MSN/MPH.…


University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio

Currently enrolled in the graduate program, BSN to PhD track at UTHSCSA; completed first year of education. Clinical practice interests entail women’s health, specifically with pregnant clients. Attend school part time and work full time at University Hospital. Devoted Registered Nurse with 14 years of experience in OB/GYN Services. Solid foundation in nursing practice, critical thinking, adult education, cultural sensitivity, and customer service.…

Joyce Brill, ,CPNP-AC

Widener University

I am currently pursuing by PhD at Widener University. My area of research interest includes the application of situated coaching in the clinical practice area. I am also interested in the use of alternate technology formats, such as animation, in the delivery of educational programs for staff nurses. These interests came out of working with student nurses and staff nurses in the clinical education area as a clinical nursing instructor.…

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Katherine Carroll Britt, BSN, RN

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Laura Britton, , BSN, RN

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Laura Elizabeth Britton of Chapel Hill, North Carolina earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Wellesley College in 2005 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina in 2014. She is a member of UNC-CH’s first cohort of Hillman Scholars and currently is a pre-doctoral trainee supported by NIH/NINR T32NR007091-20: “Interventions for preventing and managing chronic illness.” She is broadly interested in delivery of family planning services to women with chronic illnesses and associated health disparities.…

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Bradley Brosius, , BSN, RN

University of Washington

Bradley Brosius is currently attending the University of Washington enrolled in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Doctorate of Nursing Practice program. He also currently works at an adolescent psychiatric health unit in Tacoma, Washington. Prior, he served in the U.S. Army as an Army Nurse Corps officer positioned at Madigan Army Medical Center working on a medical-surgical unit.…

Lisa Broughton, ,CCRN

Villanova University

Lisa Broughton is a doctoral candidate at Villanova University where she is currently completing a PhD in Nursing. She is employed as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She also continues to work as a staff nurse, with an expertise and national certification in critical care nursing. Her teaching interests include advanced medical-surgical/acute care nursing and nursing research.…

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Janet Brown, , MSN, RN, CPN

University of Alabama at Birmingham

I am a full time student in the PhD nursing program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. My research focus in the PhD program is sexual and reproductive health in women with cystic fibrosis. Following completion of the PhD program, I hope to contribute significant nursing research that willl improve sexual and reproductive health for women with cystic fibrosis.…

Raquel Brown, , MSN, RN

Florida Atlantic University

Raquel Brown is currently a student in the PhD program at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at the Florida Atlantic University. Raquel developed a love for teaching based on her academic and life experiences to date. She felt that a PhD degree would give her more in-depth knowledge as a nurse and would enhance her ability to teach.…

Sonia P. Brown

University of Maryland

Amy Bruce, , MSN, RN, NE-BC

West Virginia University

I am a current Doctor of Nursing Practice student with West Virginia University. My passion and future doctoral work will hopefully focus on Melanoma skin cancer incidence, prevalence, and prevention methods for the under-served rural residents of West Virginia. I obtained a BSN from the University of Charleston in 1999, then pursued a Masters in Nursing Administration in 2002.…

Marta Bruce, , MS, BSN, BA, RN

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Marta Bruce read postcolonial theory at Antioch College, and completed her undergraduate studies at the Evergreen State College in political economy with an emphasis on the Middle East. Marta interned with a human rights organization in Cairo, Egypt, while studying Arabic and researching public health issues affecting the Zabbaleen people following the 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic.…

Amy Brzuchalski, , RN, MSN

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

CPT Amy Brzuchalski is an Army Nurse Corps Officer assigned to the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is currently a Doctor of Nursing Practice student in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. CPT Brzuchalski’s professional interests include the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder as well as mental health stigma and treatment seeking behaviors.

Tania Bubb

New York University

Jeri Buckley

Loyola New Orleans

Dominique Bulgin, , BSN, RN

Duke University

Dominique Bulgin is a student in the PhD in nursing program at Duke University. She graduated in 2015 with a BSN with Highest Honors from Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. During her undergraduate study at Emory, she was involved in a secondary analysis research study about the health behaviors of college women experiencing sexual violence and disordered eating symptomology.…

Jawanza Bundy, ,WHNP-BC, CNM, ACLS, BLS, NALS, CCE

Hampton University

Jawanza Bundy has provided healthcare to women across their lifespan for over 23 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Hampton University. Deciding to continue her commitment to women’s healthcare, she went on to receive a Masters of Science in Nursing and a Post Master’s Certificate at the University of Pennsylvania in the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and the Nurse Midwifery Programs, respectively.…

Renee Buonaguro, , RN, MSN, ANP-C

Molloy College

Renee Buonaguro earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1999, Master’s of Science in Adult Nurse Practitioner in 2010, and is currently enrolled in the PhD Nursing Program at Molloy College. After working as a critical care staff nurse at NYU and St. Francis Hospital, she then became an NP at Columbia University specializing in GU Oncology.…

Erica Burkhart, , MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Frontier Nursing University

Erica Burkhart is a Doctoral Candidate at Frontier Nursing University. Her clinical practice interests include screening and treatment for depression and other mental illness in primary care, women’s access to sexual health education and birth control methods and reproductive rights. She has a MSN from Frontier University and is NP-C (FNP). Erica has 6 years of experience as a RN on an acute psychiatric unit where she also teaches BSN nursing students for their mental health rotation.…

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Timothy Burns, , MSN, RN, EMT-P

Saint Louis University

Timothy Burns is a registered nurse and firefighter/paramedic for many years. He graduated from Broome Community College with his Associate’s Degree in Nursing (1994), followed by his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Utica College (2013) and Masters of Science in Nursing with a nurse educator focus from the University of Central Florida (2016). He is a current PhD student at Saint Louis University.…

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Jade Burns (Curry), Ph.D.,RN,CPNP-PC

University of Michigan

Dr. Burns holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Michigan, a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing (MSN-pediatric nurse practitioner, primary care) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing from the University of Michigan. Dr. Burns’ health service research focuses on innovative approaches using community-engaged research and technology (e.g., social media, mobile apps) to increase access to sexual health services for adolescents in community health centers.…

Susan Burt, , MSN, RN-BC

La Salle University

Susan Burt graduated from Pensacola Christian College with her BSN in 1984 and MSN in Nursing Education from Walden University in 2014. She is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at La Salle University. Her career goals emphasize global health issues, chronic disease management, and care of older adults. She desires to transform healthcare through interprofessional collaboration, policy development, patient-centered care, and quality and safety initiatives.…

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Alden A. Bush, MS, MPH, RN

Columbia University

Andrea Bushaw, , MSN, RN, CPNP

Vanderbilt University

I am in my first year in the PhD program at Vanderbilt University in the clinical research track. My clinical practice interest is in early childhood health promotion with experience working in the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric urology, and pediatric blood and marrow transplant. I am interested in obesity prevention in early childhood, with a specific interest in maternal factors that could influence a child’s weight trajectory.…

Anna Bushong

Murray State University

I am currently enrolled in a DNP program at Murray State University in the FNP specialty. My interest include family practice and also nursing education. I received a BSN from Murray State University in 2009. While working in the hospital setting I served as a preceptor, nursing supervisor, and served as a new staff orientation mentor.…

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Kirk Butler, , BSN-RN, CCRN

University of Minnesota

Kirk Butler is currently a Doctor of Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia student at the University of Minnesota. Kirk attended the University of Missouri on an ROTC scholarship and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. While stationed in the Pacific his experiences recognizing the impact an anesthetist could have on a Soldier’s health led him on a career trajectory towards critical care and nursing anesthesia.…

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Nichole Butler, , MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, APN

University of Minnesota

Nichole D. Butler is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree program of the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions at Gwynedd Mercy University. She obtained her BSN from Holy Family University in 1998 and an MSN from La Salle University in 2007. She is a PhD (candidate) in Widener University’s School of Nursing, where her research focuses on the socialization of nursing students into the nursing profession.…

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Sara Bybee, , LCSW

University of Utah

I am a PhD student in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. My research interests are primarily in better supporting patients, family caregivers and clinicians in end-of-life settings. I am most interested in understanding how to foster growth through trauma and loss. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a Masters in Social Work from Portland State University.…

Tami Byrd, , BSN, RN

University of Utah

My name is Tami Fikstad Byrd. I am currently a student in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program with an emphasis on family primary care, at the University of Utah. I have been in practice as a nurse for the past eighteen years primarily working with women and infants; the past two years I have enjoyed working in the newborn intensive care unit.…