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Department of Nursing


Nursing Faculty and Staff

 Nursing Faculty and Staff

 Faculty

Linda M. Adams-Wendling, Ph.D., APRN, GNP-BC, NEA-BC, CNE
Chair and Professor
Email: ladamswe@emporia.edu

  • Academic Preparation:
    Doctorate in Nursing (PhD), University of Kansas, 2005
    GNP-BC, St. Louis University, 2009
    Masters in Nursing (MSN), Clarkson College, 1998
    Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Avila College, 1991
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Grandview College, 1984
    Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Des Moines Area Community College, 1977
    Licensed Practical Nurse-diploma (LPN), Iowa Western Community College, 1974
  • Teaching Focus:
    Research/Evidence Based Practice
    Gerontology
    Adult Health
  • Research Interests:
    Care Plan Integrity and Nursing Home Outcomes
    Hearing Impairment – Gerontology
    Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
    Nursing Workload
    Psychometric Properties MDS – Instrument
    Local and NIH Grant Submissions
  • Service:
    Kansas Center for Nursing (KCN) Advisory Board Member (appointed November 2012)
    Kansas Association of Colleges of Nursing (KACN) Co-Chair (2011-2013)
    Council Nursing Articulation in Kansas (CNAK) Co-Chair (2011-2012)
    Appointed to State Consultant Kansas Association Nursing Students (KANS) (11/2007-current)
  • Honors / Other:
    “Distinguished Faculty Service Award” (Kansas Wesleyan University, Student Government Association, Honors Convocation, 2013)
    “Educator with the Nurse’s Touch Award” (Assessment Technology Institute, Nominee) (2012)
    National State of Excellence Award from National Student Nurses Association (2012/2013) (Serving as Kansas Association of Nursing Students State Consultant/Advisor Board Member)
    “Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing Scholar” New York University College of Nursing (2009)
    “Nurse of the Year, Research”, Kansas State Nurses Association (2009)
    “You Make a Difference Award”, Emporia State University (November 2007)
    Induction: National Scholars’ Honor Society, 2007
    American Nurses Association (member)
    National Association Nursing Students (sustained member)
    Kansas State Nurses Association (member)
    National Scholars Honor Society (2007-current)
    National Gerontological Nursing Association (member)
    Flinthills Gerontological Nursing Association (President 2007-current)
    American College of Health Care Administrators (member)
    National League for Nurses (member)
    Sigma Theta Tau International (member)

Jean M. DeDonder, PhD, ARNP
Associate Professor

E-mail: jdedonde@emporia.edu

  • Academic Preparation:
    PhD in Nursing, University of Kansas, 1991
    MN, University of Kansas, 1979
    BSN, Marymount College, 1976
  • Teaching Focus:
    Community/Public Health Nursing
    Nursing History and Theory
  • Research Interests:
    Community Health Assessment
    Academic Advising
    Emergency Management
  • Service:
    Trustee, Sadie Jones Trust
    Kansas State Nurses' Association
  • Honors/Memberships:
    Kansas State Nurses' Association
    2007 KSNA Nurse Educator of the Year
    Sigma Theta Tau - Delta Chapter
    Phi Kappa Phi

Kari Hess, MS, RN
Assistant Professor
E-mail: khess@emporia.edu

  • Academic Preparation:
    MS, University of Kansas, 2009
    BSN, Emporia State University, 1996
  • Teaching Focus:
    Family Nursing
    Maternal-Infant Nursing
    Women's Health
  • Research Interests:
    Community Health
    Health Promotion
  • Service:
    American Cancer Society, Camp Hope Volunteer
    Lyon County Tobacco-Free Coalition, Member
  • Honors/Memberships:
    Kansas State Nurses Association, District XI Board Member
    Emporia State University Chi Omega Alumni Advisory Board
    Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
    Sigma Theta Tau - Delta Chapter

Keri L. Jarvis, MS, APRN
Assistant Professor
Email: kjarvis1@emporia.edu

  • Academic Preparation:
    BSN, University of Kansas, May 1996
    MSN, University of Kansas, May 2000
  • Teaching Focus:
    Nursing Fundamentals
    Health Assessment
    Adult Health Nursing
  • Honors / Other:
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Delta Chapter
    PHI KAPPA PHI National Honor Society
    American Nurses Association
    Kansas State Nurses Association

Mary Mitsui, PhD, ARNP
Assistant Professor
E-mail: mmitsui@emporia.edu

  • Academic Preparation:
    PhD, University of Kansas, 2004
    MSN, Wichita State University, 1989
    BSN, University of Kansas, 1986
    Diploma, Newman Hospital School of Nursing, 1981
  • Teaching Focus:
    Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
    Complementary Therapies
  • Honors/Memberships:
    Kansas State Nurses Association
    Sigma Theta Tau
    Pi Lambda Theta

Gina Peek, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
E-mail: gpeek@emporia.edu

  • Academic Preparation:
    MSN, Univeristy of Kansas, 2013
    BSN, Emporia State University, 1998
  • Teaching Focus:
    Complex Care
  • Research Interests:
    Cardiology
    Trauma

Lynnette Schreiner, RN, MSN
Assistant Professor

E-mail: lschrein@emporia.edu

  • Academic Preparation:
    MSN, Wichita State University, 1996
    BSN, University of Texas-Arlington, 1988
  • Teaching Focus:
    Pediatric Nursing, Young Families
    Camp Nursing for Children
    Palliative Care
    Family Nursing
  • Research Interests:
    Palliative Care
    Education
  • Service:
    School Nurse Volunteer, St. Joseph School
    Camp Nurse Volunteer, Camp Wood YMCA, Elmdale KS
  • Honors/Memberships:
    Kansas State Nurses' Association, District XI Board Member
    Sigma Theta Tau
    Phi Kappa Phi
    National League for Nursing

Sarah Tidwell, MS, RN
Assistant Professor

E-mail: stidwell@emporia.edu

  • Academic Preparation:
    MS, University of Kansas, 1987
    BSN, Marymount College, 1977
  • Teaching Focus:
    Critical Care
    Leadership
    Adult Nursing Care
  • Research Interests:
    Nursing Leadership
    Legality in Nursing
  • Service:
    Kansas State Nurses' Association, Legislative Lobbyist
  • Honors/Memberships:
    Sigma Theta Tau
    Phi Kappa Phi
    Recipient of the President's Award from the Kansas State Nurses Association for Distinguished Service to the Nursing Profession, 2012
    Elected to serve as Vice President to the Kansas State Nurses Association, 2007-2009
    Elected to the Kansas State Nurses Association Board of Directors, 2002-2005
    Appointed to serve on the Kansas State Board of Nursing, 1995-1999
    Elected to serve as President of the Kansas State Board of Nursing, 1997-1999

Office Staff

Vickie Orzel, Administrative Assistant
E-mail: vorzel@emporia.edu

Brenda Wiggins, Administrative Specialist
E-mail: bwiggins@emporia.edu

Library Staff

Leslie Naden, Librarian
E-mail: nurselib@emporia.edu

Elaine Pelletier, Librarian
E-mail: nurselib@emporia.edu