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Maha Habre, ,CEN

Case Western/Lebanese American University

Maha Habre is a Masters-prepared registered nurse specialized in and passionate about advanced practice emergency and high acuity nursing care. She is currently academically and clinically teaching at the Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing at the Lebanese American University. After completing her BS in Nursing at the University of Balamand, she worked as a Staff Nurse at the Emergency Department of the American University of Beirut Medical Center.…

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Rahwa Haile, , FNP-BC, MSN, MPH

Samuel Merritt University

Rahwa Haile is an Oakland, CA native by way of Eritrea, a country in Northeast Africa. She is a product of Oakland Unified Public Schools and a graduate of San Francisco State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in public health. She went on to earn her Masters in Public Health from City University of New York Hunter College.…

Shannon Halloway, ,BSN, RN

Rush University

Ms. Halloway is a BSN to PhD student at Rush University College of Nursing (RCON). Her research focus is on identifying modifiable health behaviors that can help stabilize or decrease the onset of cognitive impairment in community-dwelling older adults. Her interest in the older adult population was sparked when she was selected by the faculty to be a nursing scholar as part a Robert Wood Johnson funded Comprehensive Gerontologic Education Partnership at Pacific Lutheran University to produce more qualified nurses committed to the care of the older adult.…

Valerie Halstead, ,RN

University of Miami

Valerie Halstead graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BSN in May 2012 from the University of Miami. She received the Edgar Hall Nursing Scholarship, was named the March of Dimes Student Nurse of the Year, and was awarded the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) Alumni Award. She is part of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and the Beta Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society.…

Aimee Hamel

University of Minnesota

Aimee V. Hamel received her Masters of Nursing from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing after completing her undergraduate degree in Biology at Hamline University. She is currently pursuing the PhD in nursing at the University of Minnesota. Throughout her nursing career Ms. Hamel has focused on cardiovascular patient populations, beginning her work at Abbott Northwestern’s Heart Hospital.…

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Gwendolyn Hamid, , BA, MSN, RN

Villanova University

Gwendolyn M Hamid is a doctoral student at the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University; Her dissertation will focus on the identification of factors related to depressive symptoms in veterans with traumatic brain injury. A second-degree nurse with previous degrees in Biology and English Literature, Gwendolyn earned her BSN from Thomas Jefferson University in 2005.…

Donna Hamill

Wayne State

Lauren Hamilton, ,BSN, RN

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lauren Hamilton entered the field of nursing as an undergraduate student at West Virginia University. Her introduction to the veteran population occurred as a student nurse fulfilling a clinical rotation at a Veteran’s Medical Center. In 2008, Lauren completed West Virginia University’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Nursing. Lauren had previously completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography, also from West Virginia University, in 2004.…

Laurie Hamilton, ,FNP-C

University of Southern Mississippi

Born and raised in Mississippi, Laurie spent her childhood providing health care to reluctant pets, dolls, and family members. After high school she decided to make it official by attending nursing school, where she was awarded the Circle of Excellence, the highest honor given students at the college. After gaining experience in a in a rural hospital until it closed, she moved to the challenging and compassion demanding positions of hospice care while working part-time in ICU/CCU to keep abreast of acute care changes.…

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Tessa Hamilton, , BSN, RN, PMHNP-DNP Student

University of Utah

Tessa Hamilton grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho where she enjoyed viewing life from the back of a horse. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with her BSN. She spent four years working as an Oncology nurse. She noticed many patients’ and family members’ mental health needs were going unmet. During that time she was nominated to be a physician coach during her hospital’s EMR transition.…

Julie Hammatt, ,CEN

Idaho State University

Julie Hammatt is currently part of the inaugural DNP class at Idaho State University. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in English which she received in 1998 from the University of Hawaii, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Idaho State University in 2006, graduating with high honors. Her career has been dedicated to emergency nursing, in both urban and rural communities.…

Caroline Handschuh, , MSN, CNM

Columbia University

I am currently a PhD candidate at Columbia University’s School of Nursing. I am researching adolescent health risk behaviors and have a strong interest in reproductive health education and resources for adolescents including a broader interest in access to family planning in developing countries. Prior to starting the PhD program I worked for five years as a staff midwife, both inpatient and outpatient, at large urban hospital in New York City.…

Bryan Hansen

Johns Hopkins

Marian Hardwick

University of South Florida

Heather Harker Ryan

University of Massachusetts-Boston

Heather Harker Ryan is a third-year student enrolled in the Nursing BS-to-PhD Population Health program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She received a BA in Anthropology from the Barnard College in 2006, and a BS in Nursing from Columbia University in 2008. She currently works as Program Nurse for the Preventive Cardiology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, focusing on treatment of children with cardiovascular risk factors such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and obesity.…

Patricia Harnois-Church

University of New Mexico

Megan Harper, , MSN, RN, CCRN

University of Texas-Arlington

My nursing career began in critical care after obtaining my BSN from McNeese State University in December 2003. Over the next eight years I took on the following roles: charge nurse, nurse preceptor, staff educator, and coordinator of the Critical Care Internship Program. I earned a MSN from the University of Texas Medical Branch in December 2009 and certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN).…

Courtney Harrigan, , MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC

Gwynedd Mercy University

Courtney Harrigan, MSN, CRNP, APN-BC, is an Adult Nurse Practitioner in Occupational/Employee Health at Abington Jefferson Health. She attended Immaculata University and obtained her BSN. She then attended LaSalle University for her MSN in Adult Health. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. She has received the Clinical Nurse Excellence Award and the Spirit of Nursing Award.…

Eboni Harris, ,FNP

University of South Carolina

Eboni Harris is a second-year doctoral student from Simpsonville, SC attending the University of South Carolina. She received her BSN from the University of South Carolina in 2004. During her BSN program she served as the South Carolina SNA State Board Nominations and Elections Committee Director. She completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing program at Clemson University in May 2009.…

Gabrielle Harris, , MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Duke University

Gabrielle Harris is a family nurse practitioner and a PhD student in Duke University’s School of Nursing. Gabrielle earned both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing degrees from Winston Salem State University (WSSU). As a graduate student at WSSU, Gabrielle was a scholar in the Bridge to the Doctorate, a joint program between Duke and WSSU that prepares minority nurses to successfully transition to a doctorate program.…

Carmen Harrison

University of Missouri-Kansas City

I am currently enrolled as a Doctorate of Philosophy student at the University of Missouri Kansas City. I received a Master of Science in Nursing degree and certification as a women’s health care nurse practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Associate Degree in Nursing from Miami University.…

Lisa Harrison, ,PMHNP

University of Connecticut

Lisa Harrison earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Fairfield University. Prior to earning her Master of Science in nursing from Stony Brook University, Ms. Harrison held several nursing leadership positions in home care and psychiatric and substance abuse treatment programs. She currently works as a psychiatric nurse practitioner with children, adolescent, and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings.…

Elizabeth Hassen, ,OCN

Clemson University

I obtained my Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing from Clemson University. After enjoying an adjunct clinical instructor position at an ADN school, I returned to The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for my Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus in nursing education. While holding a full-time instructor position at the University of South Carolina-Upstate and adjunct faculty position at Clemson University, I decided to pursue my doctorate to continue to learn and expand my knowledge of nursing research and education.…

Jessica Hatch, , MS, CNL, RN

University of New Hampshire

Jessica Hatch is a DNP student at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) interested in mining data to improve care delivery models for Maternal and Child Health. Jessica is currently employed as a Business Analyst at the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a non-profit organization providing advisory and implementation services in health IT to government agencies, private organizations, and multi-stakeholder communities.…

Debi Hatton, , MSN, RN, CMSRN

Indiana University-Purdue University (Indianapolis)

Debi Hatton received her first degree, a BS in Accounting, from the University of Kentucky. Debi worked for several years in various finance roles before deciding to pursue her nursing degree. After receiving her Accelerated BSN from Bellarmine University, she worked as a Medical Surgical/Progressive Care nurse at the University of Louisville Hospital. During that time, she attended Duke University where she received her MSN with a focus in Nursing Education.…

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Malinda Hawkins, BSN RN

Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing

Hilda Haynes-Lewis, ,ANP-BC, AOCNP

University of Utah

I am currently enrolled as a full- time student in the PhD program at the University of Utah, College of Nursing. As a nurse practitioner with a focus on oncology clinical trials, my experience spans more than two decades working with an urban undeserved population in the Bronx, NY. My dedication to these patients is evidenced by my participation in community outreach such as the coordination of community health fairs in the federal low- income housing projects and for more than 20 years, the annual Survivor’s Day luncheon for cancer survivors and their families from the surrounding neighborhoods.…

Daniela Maria Hazelwood, ,RN

Augusta University

I am currently enrolled in a Fulltime DNP-FNP program. I first graduated from an associate degree nursing program at Augusta State University where I obtained by Registered Nursing license. Upon graduation I began working at Doctors Hospital of Augusta as a mother-baby nurse. After one year, I cross-trained to labor and delivery where I have been for over three years now.…

Jennifer Heck, , MS, RNC-NIC, CNE

University of Oklahoma

I am finishing my second year of PhD coursework at the University of Oklahoma, where I continue to be inspired to pursue a path of lifelong learning and nursing research. I was honored to be a first-ever recipient of the Women and Child Health Initiative Predoctoral Scholarship for 2014-2016. Through my doctoral education, I have had opportunities to present research at the Midwest Nursing Research Society’s Annual Conferences in 2015 and 2016 as well as to attend the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science conferences in 2014 and 2015.…

Jessica Heet (Dickman), , MSN, RN, SCRN, Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar

University of Missouri-St. Louis

I am a dedicated and focused professional RN with proven strengths in leadership, patient care, staff development, and family advocacy. I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville School of Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Leadership from Webster University. My past nursing experience including expertise ranging from Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Critical Care, and Nursing Leadership.…

Elizabeth Heetderks, ,ACNP, TNCC

University of Maryland

I am an acute care nurse practitioner with experience as an emergency room nurse and work as a hospitalist as an ACNP. As an ER nurse I mentored and trained new nurses and was a clinical instructor for ACNP students. I also taught undergraduate nurses in a 4 year program at Chamberlain College and was the course coordinator for medical-surgical nursing.…

Amanda Heffernan, , MSN CNM

University of New Mexico

I am a nurse-midwife and PhD student at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. My research interests include perinatal quality improvement, interprofessional collaboration, midwifery and nursing education in developing countries, and perinatal home visiting programs. I currently work as a certified nurse-midwife at a tribal healthcare facility on the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona (Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corporation).…

Lacey Heinsberg, , BSN, BS, RN

University of Pittsburgh

Lacey Wright is currently a Predoctoral Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. After receiving a Civil Engineering degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Lacey worked for the Public Health Service performing water quality research in Oklahoma. In this position, Lacey found a passion for research and improving the lives of community members, prompting her to pursue a career in healthcare.…

Katherine Heinze

Johns Hopkins

Elizabeth Henderson, , MSN, MS, RN, AFN-BC

Northeastern University

Liz Henderson is currently a Nursing Practice Specialist on the Burn, Reconstructive Surgery & OMFS Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She has worked at MGH for over 16 years having spent the majority of her clinical career as a nurse in the ED at MGH working with a diverse patient population including both victims and perpetrators of violence.…

Theodore Hendrickson, , BSN, RN CCRN

Fairfield University

I am a second degree RN, BSN who upon graduation, joined the CT Air National Guard as a 2nd LT. I am one of three RNs at the 103rd MDG. We are tasked with educating and caring for the Airmen that serve at our base. I have spent the majority of my career in Critical Care, starting out in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital and now work in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the VA Medical Center in West Haven, CT.…

Kristi Hendrix, , MSN, RNC-OB

University of West Georgia

I entered the nursing profession 11 years ago as a labor and delivery nurse. Over the years, I have been honored to be a part of my patient’s lives during these life-changing times. I have also had the privilege to serve as a nursing instructor for generic nursing students. It has truly been a joy to guide them on their journey into nursing.…

Ashley Henneghan, ,CHPN

University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Ashley Henneghan, intends to secure a nurse faculty position and educate the nursing workforce, conduct research, and improve patient outcomes. Her nursing experience so far has focused on helping patients cope with their diseases while maintaining dignity and experiencing optimal quality of life. This experience combined with a drive to positively impact patients on a larger scale motivated Ashley to enter graduate studies in 2012.…

Norma Hennen, , MSN, RN, ACM

University of Oklahoma

Norma Hennen is a Registered Nurse at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing, and will enter the Nursing PhD program at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing in the fall. Ms. Hennen graduated with honors from each of the academic institutions she attended.…

Armilla Henry, ,CNS, NNP, NE-BC, CENP, PHN

University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston

I have been an advanced practice nurse 21 of her 29 years as a nurse. I currently work within the Harris Health System at Lyndon B. Johnson as the Administrative Director of Nursing for Women, Infant, Childrens & 2nd floor Med/surg/Telemetry Services. I am currently in the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program at The University of Texas Health Science Center.…

Ana Herrera, , MSN, APRN, FNP-C

University of Texas Medical Branch

Ana has over 10 years of experience in healthcare. In the past, Ana has served as a clinical nursing instructor, a research assistant, a vascular access and transfusion specialist, and has provided bedside care in telemetry and intermediate care units. Currently, Ana’s work focuses on providing primary, urgent, and transitional care to a chronically ill and under-served adult population.…

Emily Higdon

University of Iowa

Tracy Higgins, ,RN

Columbia University

Tracy Higgins is a PhD candidate at Columbia University School of Nursing and a retired Air Force Officer. She completed her BSN at Florida State University and her MA at Indiana University in Bloomington. A life-long interest in social issues and their articulation with local and global politics has informed both her work in US foreign relations, and her post-graduate studies in global health.…

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Michelle High, , MSN, RN, CNL, CPN

Rush University

Michelle High will be a PhD student at Rush University in the Nursing Sciences program starting in the fall of 2018. Her research interests include parenting and evidence-based interventions that can increase parenting knowledge, skills and confidence. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Chicago and received a rigorous liberal arts education with a concentration in Public Policy Studies.…

Michelle Hill, , BSN, CEN

University of South Florida

I am currently in my second year of the BSN-PhD program in Clinical Translational Research with a Masters in Education. I am a full time employee at a non profit hospital where I am the Quality and Safety Specialist for the Emergency Room. I have been an emergency room nurse for 12 years including trauma centers.…

Lisa Hilmi, ,CPN

University of Pennsylvania

Lisa Hilmi has an extensive career in global health and disaster relief, employing both human rights and community based participatory approaches to addressing disparities in health for women in children. Research and global projects have focused on injury surveillance/injury prevention in Asia, children’s health and psychosocial well-being post-disaster and post-conflict in Asia and Africa, gender and water issues in Cameroon, women’s livelihood to improve health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS/STI programs in Rwanda and Tanzania, disaster preparedness and humanitarian relief in Africa and Asia, and health concerns amongst internally displace persons and refugees.…

Kathleen Hilton, ,RN, PHN

Samuel Merritt University

Embarking upon my career a decade ago, my goal was to work in primary care practice with underserved patient populations to impact health disparities. As a current Family Nurse Practitioner student and Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate, I continue to draw from my professional nursing experiences as a RN working with diverse populations in an outpatient setting in Interventional Nephrology.…

Kelli Hinsch, ,RN

South Dakota State University

I am currently in the 4.5 year RN to DNP program with a focus in primary care. I started my career in the US Army as an officer in the nurse corps. I have held leadership roles thru the military and currently practice in pediatrics. I have had various clinical experiences in and out of the service.…

Kimberly Hires

University of Miami

Rachel Hirschey, ,RN

Duke University

Rachel Hirschey is a Ph.D. student in the school of nursing at Duke University. Her developing program of research is focused on health behavior change among chronically ill populations. Rachel has eight years clinical experience at Massachusetts General Hospital and University of California San Francisco working in a variety of units including surgical intensive care and orthopedics, where she was a charge nurse of the 36-bed unit.…

Lina Hixson

Pennsylvania State University

As a nurse working for 30 years in many healthcare settings, my primary focus in care delivery has become spirituality in nursing. After completing my MS in Nursing Education, I have worked in nursing education for 10 years at the undergraduate level. I am currently completing a doctoral degree in nursing from Penn State. My research focus is spiritual care provided by a faith community nurse for older adults with chronic illness.…

Grace Ho

Johns Hopkins

Loan Ho, ,FNP-AANP

University of Texas Medical Branch

I am enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. I also graduated from the UTMB in 1993 with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Over the next six years I worked as a Registered Nurse in the CCU, ICU, CTCU, NeuroICU, as well as Telemetry, Med/Surg, Burn Unit, Neurology, and Ambulatory Surgical Unit in Galveston and Augusta, GA.…

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Mollie Hobensack, BSN, RN

Columbia University

Patricia Hodson, ,CCRN, CSC

University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio

Current Program-DNP Nursing Executive Administration Practice Interest- VA/DOD Disability System (IDES) Educational Preparation-MHA (Healthcare Administration) Baylor University MSN (Nursing Administration) Indiana State University Work-Nurse Methods Analyst Ft Hood, TX Nurse Manager ICU-Afghanistan Leadership-Senior Nursing Officer Bastion, Afghanistan Healthcare Governance Officer Bastion, Afghanistan Awards-MSM, ARCOM (4), AAM, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal

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Shohini Holden, , MSN, CPNP

Teachers College

I am currently a student in the EdD program for nursing education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. My focus of study involves the role of health and wellness for student and professional nurses. The goal being to create nursing programs and curriculum that includes wellness and preventive healthcare education. Registered and Advanced Practice Nurses would receive tools and knowledge to support their own healthy practices, in addition to being able to educate patients and families.…

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Marcy Holford, , MSN, RN-BC

University of Kansas

Marcy E. Holford, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., is currently the Director of Nursing at the Wyoming Life Resource Center, in Lander, Wyoming. Prior to her matriculation into doctoral education she received her associates’ degree from Western Wyoming Community College, bachelors’ degree from the University of Wyoming, and masters’ degree from Walden University with emphasis in leadership and management.…

Elizabeth Holguin, ,FNP

University of New Mexico

Elizabeth Holguin, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC is newly enrolled as a doctoral student at the University of New Mexico and will pursue a concentration in Health Policy. She received her Master’s of Public Health from Tulane University as a Master’s International student and served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia. During her graduate studies, she also implemented an Infection Control Program in a government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, West Africa.…

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Carly Holmes, , BSN, RN

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carly Holmes, BSN, RN, is a dissertation-level PhD student at the School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her major is pediatric psychiatric/mental health nursing with a minor in prevention/intervention science. Her research program focuses on child/adolescent attachment, self-regulation, and competency through implementation of effective community-based trauma-informed care interventions for youth with histories of maltreatment. After earning her BSN, Mrs.…

Jeremy Honaker, ,RN

Case Western Reserve University

Jeremy Honaker is currently a family nurse practitioner student in the MSN program and a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). As a Legacy Fellow at CWRU, he is a member of a research team focusing on the effect of tissue iron levels and diverse microbial communities on wound healing. His clinical interests include dermatology, and the management of complex patients with non-healing or atypical wounds.…

Jesse Honsky, ,APHN-BC


Jesse Honsky, DNP, MPH, RN, APHN-BC is an instructor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and serves as the co-director for Community-based Experiences in Interprofessional Education. Between 2013 and 2015 she worked as the Program Director of The MetroHealth School Health Program; piloting and expanding a program of primary care clinics that serve public schools in Cleveland.…

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Jane Hopkins Walsh, , MSN, PNPC, RN

Boston College

Jane Hopkins Walsh is a Spanish speaking Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 35 years of experience serving underserved populations, including Latino immigrant families at Boston Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center, and in Honduras, Central America, as a volunteer and board member with Cape CARES, Central American Relief Efforts. Jane is currently enrolled as a PhD student and full time Research Fellow at Boston College School of Nursing and is concentrating her doctoral work on alcohol abuse prevention research with emerging adult Latino immigrants, while pursuing a concurrent certificate in the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College.…

Susan Hopper, , MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Pace University

My nursing career has been a wonderful experience both in the civilian and military health care. Initially beginning in Oncology and bone marrow transplantation. I was Oncology Nurse Certified during my 15 years. Returning to school in 2001, I moved to the emergency room, for additional training as I worked towards my Masters in Nursing and my Adult Nurse Practitioner degree.…

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Melanie Horning, , BSN, RN

University of Delaware

Melanie A. Horning, BSN, RN earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology cum laude from the University of Baltimore, where she was a Wilson Scholar. She subsequently earned an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at the University of Delaware. She has worked for The University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital as a medical-surgical nurse since 2006, periodically within the charge nurse role overseeing her 38-bed unit, as well as within a mentoring capacity.…

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Cynthia Horton Dias, , BSN RN CMSRN

University of South Carolina

Cynthia Horton Dias completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing with a Spanish minor from Clemson University in 2006. She is currently a BSN to PhD student in the Nursing Science program at the University of South Carolina. After several years of bedside nursing experience in various medical-surgical specialties and hospitals, she first attained certification in medical-surgical nursing in 2011.…

Christine Horvat Davey, , BSPS, BSN, RN

Case Western Reserve University

Christine Horvat Davey received her BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nursing from The University of Toledo. As a NRSA Predoctoral Fellow at Case Western Reserve University she is currently pursuing her PhD in Nursing. Her clinical interests include self-management in individuals with end stage renal disease. She is a Graduate Student Research Associate working in a lab focused on self-management in individuals with HIV.…

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Sherita House, , MSN, RN, CCRN

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

I am a full-time graduate student enrolled in the Doctorate of the Philosophy of Nursing program at UNC Chapel Hill. I graduated from Winston-Salem State University with a Master’s degree in Nursing Education and I currently teach part-time as a clinical adjunct faculty member at a local community college. I am also a Navy reservist and I currently serve as the assistant officer in charge for a medical unit at the Naval Operational Support Command Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.…

Karla Housekeeper

University of Utah

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Susan Hovers, , BSN, RN, OCN

University of Illinois at Chicago

Upon obtaining my BSN, I started my professional nursing career in Emory Healthcare’s UHC/AACN Oncology Nurse Residency Program in 2013. Through a six-month intensive orientation, I was able to specialize in Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Hematology Oncology as a new nurse. I held committee positions on the inpatient unit focusing on research and fall prevention.…

Evangeline Howard

University of San Diego

Dakar Howell

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Dakar Howell RN, BSN completed a Bachelors of Arts in Exercise in 2004 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She obtained a Diploma in Nursing from Watts School of Nursing and an Associates in Science from Mount Olive College in 2010. In 2012, she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Winston Salem State University.…

Jessica Hsu


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Amanda Huerta, , BSN, RN

University of Kansas

My health career goal is to provide hope and healing to all those in need. My life passion is to serve vulnerable population groups, particularly the elderly, Hispanic, mentally fragile, and Veterans as an NP and address our nation’s most pressing healthcare needs. I became aware of the historic need to help underserved populations through my family.…

Richard Huff

University of South Florida

Jamie Hum, , BSN, RN

Columbia University

Jamie is currently in the Family Nurse Practitioner MSN/DNP program at Columbia University. She received her Bachelors of Science in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley before attending Columbia University for the accelerated Entry to Practice nursing program. Her interests include preventive care and patient education, with an emphasis on providing underserved populations with patient-centered primary care.…

Rachel Hunt, ,RN, BSN, CLNC

University of Florida

Rachel started the BSN-PhD program at the College of Nursing at the University of Florida in 2013. She has practiced as a nurse since 2009 and has been an Acute Dialysis Nurse since 2012. She enjoys working in the dialysis field and is passionate about conducting research for this population. Her interests in blood pH and nutrition also motivate her to conduct research that explores relationships between these variables and overall health and quality of life.…

Sheila Hurst, , MSN, BSN

Washington State University

Sheila Hurst is currently pursuing her PhD from Washington State University. In addition to her MSN from University of North Dakota and BSN from Johns Hopkins University, she has a BS in Community Health Education from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Her bedside nursing experience includes: Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Labor and Delivery, and Mother/Baby. The predominance of her nursing experience was obtained while working on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Tuba City, AZ.…

Suzanne Hyer, , MSN RN

University of Central Florida

Suzanne M. Hyer is a Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar with the PhD program at the University of Central Florida. Her nursing career started in 1999 in South Florida. Her clinical experience includes patients in the cardiovascular intensive care unit and pre- and post-operative units. Later, she chose to teach and consult clinically with pharmaceutical and biomedical device industries.…