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Nursing Program: Faculty & Staff


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

Chair of Nursing

Professor of Nursing


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

Research Interests

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

Theresa Tulaney

Theresa Tulaney, MS, RN, GCNS-BC

Assistant Chair of Nursing

Clinical Faculty and Lab Manager


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

Research Interests

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


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

Assistant Professor of Nursing


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

Research Interests

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


Michele Schuman

Michele Shuman, MSN, RN, CCRN

Clinical Assistant Professor


Doctoral Candidate - Case Western Reserve University
M.S.N. - DeSales University
B.S.N. - College of St. Teresa

Research Interests

Student attitudes toward older adults; factors to improve NCLEX pass rates; development of clinical preceptors; and, how to facilitate evidenced based practice of bedside nurses.

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Office is located in the Science Building, 3rd floor, room 340

Office phone number (570) 348-6275

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