People

Full-time Faculty

Director, Department of Nursing; Associate Professor

Jennifer Lee Morton

DNP, MPH, APHN-BC

Director of Nursing; Associate Professor

(207) 221-4476

jmorton@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
205
On Campus

Teaching Experience:  Dr Morton's teaching experience includes pediatrics, evidence-based practice, nursing theory and community heatlh nursing.

Direct Care/Clinical Experience:  Dr Morton has a wide variety of experiences with pediatric clients ranging from the neonatal intensive care unit to school health.  She additionally has worked in community based settings locally and abroad in Ghana, West Africa.  Dr. Morton is board certified in Advanced Public Health nursing.

Research and Scholarship: Dr. Morton's research and scholarship interests lie in community based care with vulnerable... Read More

Expertise

Utilization & Translation

Neonatal ICU

International Health-specifically Sub-saharan Africa

Clinical Areas-School Health

community health

public health

Research Utilization and Translation

Kathleen Beers

MSN, BSN, RN, CDE

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4271

kbeers@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
231
On Campus

Kathy is a is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine with a MSN in nursing education.  She has over 30 years of nursing experience in the specialties of adult and pediatric diabetes and chronic disease.  Kathy’s work has involved improving the care and outcomes for people with diabetes and chronic disease through the promotion of quality measures and evidence-based guidelines.  Kathy’s areas of interest include mentoring beginning nursing students with the development of critical thinking skills for application... Read More

Judith Belanger

Judith A Belanger

RN, BSN, MSN/Ed, CNE

Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing

RN-BSN Coordinator

(207) 221-4394

jbelanger3@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
232
On Campus

Enthusiastic and dedicated to quality education that facilitates the vital skills of student nurses to successfully work in the twenty-first century. I believe teaching is a dynamic process, and I continually strive to improve the education of our nursing programs by integrating evidence from initiatives such as the Maine Nurse Core Competencies, and the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. I believe every available opportunity has the potential for growth, and... Read More

Expertise

Distance / online education

Adult Medical/Surgical

Clinical pharmacology

Interprofessional Education and Practice

Health Assessment and Evaluation

joe carter

Joseph Carter

RN, MS, MDiv.

Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Coordinator

(207) 221-4458

jcarter4@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
212
On Campus

Expertise

Adult Health

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Clinical Instruction and Evaluation

Adult Education

Patient Education

International Nursing Education

Spirituality and Health Care.

Dawne-Marie Dunbar

Dawne-Marie Dunbar

MSN/Ed., RN, CNE, CHSE

Director of the Clinical Simulation Center; Associate Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4489

ddunbar@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
104A
On Campus

 

Dawne-Marie, a UNE Alumni, is the Director of the Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center (ISIC) and an Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing for the Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England. Her research and scholarship focuses on  interprofessional (IPE) simulation curriculum and debriefing development and evaluation.  ISIC provides simulation programing to all WCHP programs including Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Athletic Training, Applied Exercise Science, PT, OT, PA, MSNA, Social Work, Pharmacy, and Osteopathic Medicine. ISIC provides insitu... Read More

Expertise

Interprofessional Simulation Curriculum Design & Integration

Perioperative and Medical Surgical Nursing

Interprofessional Debriefing Design and Research

Devdra Griffin

Devdra Davis Griffin

MSN, RNC, WHNP

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4273

dgriffin@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
224
On Campus

Devdra is a graduate of Boston College with a MSN in Women's Health.  She has over 28 years of nursing experience and has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings including private practice in an OB/Gyn. office, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Newborn Nursery, High Risk OB, and outpatient OB/Gyn. clinics..  She has been a instructor  at the University level for 7 years and a Unit base Educator in Maternity for 2 years.  Read More

Expertise

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Newborn Nursing

Clinical Instructor

Certification in SIM training

Kristen Holt

Kristen Holt

MSN, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4311

kholt4@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
224
On Campus

Kristen Holt is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine with an MSN in nursing education. She has a varied nursing background which includes specialties in cardiothoracic and vascular nursing as well as the neonatal intensive care unit, where she currently works per diem at Maine Medical Center. Through the years, she has been a preceptor and resource to various new nurses in the clinical settings. She has also provided education to colleagues and support to new mothers in her role as... Read More

Expertise

Neonatal ICU

Adult Medical/Surgical

dhyde

Donna L. Hyde

MSN/Ed., RN, MGSF

Coordinator of Simulation and Skills Lab

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4437

dhyde@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
215
On Campus

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing UNE since 2012. Prior to higher education, served in clinical practice for 15 years in medical/telemetry and intensive care.  Teaching has included advanced medical/surgical, Ethics, Health Assessment, Gerontology and Nursing Simulation.  

In addition to my faculty role, I am also coordinator of clinical... Read More

Expertise

Adult Medical/Surgical

Adult Critical Care

Clinical Instruction.

Clinical Simulation

Debra Kramlich

Debra Kramlich

MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing

ABSN Program Coordinator

(207) 221-4456

dkramlich@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
230
On Campus

Debra is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine with an MSN in nursing education and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Nursing PhD program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where her work is focused on care of the substance-affected mother/baby dyad. She has over 35 years of nursing experience in the specialties of adult and pediatric critical care and school nursing. She is an independent child care health consultant and co-owner of Nursing Knowledge Solutions, LLC. She... Read More

Expertise

leadership

evidence-based practice

research

Critical Care

Pediatrics

Family Presence During Resuscitation

Dana Law-Ham

Dana Merrill Law-Ham

Ph.D., RN, FNP, CNE

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4344

dlawham@une.edu

223
On Campus

Dr. Law-Ham graduated in 1983 with a BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and in1990 from the University of Lowell-Massachusetts with a MS in Nursing - Family NP.  She has worked in many different settings as an RN including inpatient medical-surgical and maternal-child health units.  As an  FNP , Dr. Law-Ham worked in a private OBGYN practice, Community Health Center setting, OB Residency clinic, and an Urgent care/primaruy care office (to name a few).  Dr. Law-Ham became a nurse educator in... Read More

Judith A. Metcalf

Judith A. Metcalf

APRN, BC, MS, FMGS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

Coordinator, Upstream Practicums in Nursing Program

Director, University of New England Maine Geriatric Education Center

(207) 221-4459

jmetcalf@une.edu

220
On Campus

Judith A. Metcalf, APRN, BC, MS, FMGS joined the faculty in the Department of Nursing - Fall 2016 and is the Coordinator of the new HRSA grant funded program Upstream Practicum in Nursing Program. She also continues as the Director, University of New England Maine Geriatric Education Center a position held since December 2003. Judy has her Bachelor's in Nursing from Salem State College Salem, Massachusetts, her Master's from Boston University Boston, Massachusetts and her Post-Master's Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification in Primary Health... Read More

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Jeanne M. Mullen

MSN,MSed,BSN,PMHCNS,BC

Assistant Clinical Professor , Department of Nursing , UNE

(207) 221-4482

jmullen2@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
220
On Campus

Extensive experience in the practice of nursing , including 18 years as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Adult Mental Health Nursing . Expertise in the assessment, diagnosis , treatment planning , and interventions for adult with mental illness. Expertise in the development of treatment interventions in close collaboration with inter professional team members. Extensive experience in teaching adults and their families and friends about major  illnesses  (including mental and medical), and how to meet the client's unmet needs and... Read More

Karen Pardue

Karen T. Pardue

Ph.D., M.S., RN, CNE, ANEF

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Nursing; Interim Director for BS Nutrition

(207) 221-4361

kpardue@une.edu

Hersey Hall
209
On Campus

Karen is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions. Her research and scholarship focuses on nursing/ health profession education and interprofessional (IPE) curriculum development and evaluation.  Karen led the design and implementation of UNE's innovative undergraduate IPE coursework.   

Her experience in nursing education is diverse, having held faculty and administrative positions in associate, RN to BSN, generic BSN, and master's level programs. For the past decade, she executed international teaching and leadership roles through a unique RN to... Read More

Expertise

nursing education

curricular innovation in higher education

interprofessional/ interdisciplinary education approaches

use of arts & humanities in higher education

Millennial-generation learning

active learning pedagogies

academic leadership

interna

Nancy Jo Ross

Assistant Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4483

nross@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
222
On Campus

Professional nurse with over thirty years of nursing practice in a wide variety of health care settings (med/surg., oncology, critical care, naval nurse, traveling nurse, and home health).  Nurse educator for 13 years with experience in developing an interactive learning environment in the classroom, clinical site, and simulation.  Committed to excellence in professional nursing through active participation in accreditation, curriculum development, experiential learning, and transformational leadership.  Professional objectives include: engaging in research related to the development of critical inquiry in... Read More

Expertise

Adult Medical/Surgical

Adult Critical Care

Nancy Simpson

Nancy Simpson

MSN, RN-BC, CNE

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4488

nsimpson@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
229
On Campus

I have twenty plus years experience teaching nursing, in this country and internationally and am certified in nursing education by the National League for Nursing. My areas of practice have included community and public health, maternal-neonatal care and mental health nursing. My current practice focus is working with older adults. I am certified in Gerontological Nursing through the ANCC and as a trainer in End of Life Care Nursing Education. Read More

Expertise

I teach Introduction to Nursing and basic skills

Adult Health I

End of Life Care

Gerontological Nursing and a variety of courses in the Interprofessional curriculum.

Karen Wadman

Karen Wadman

DNP, NNP-BC

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4231

kwadman@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
Rm 213
On Campus

Teaching experience: adjunct faculty at UNE 2013-2014

Direct care/Clincal experience: worked as staff nurse in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 18 years,  as a  Neonatal Nurse practitioner for the past 15 years.

Research and Scholarship interests: Neonatal pain  assessment and management, Neonatal nutrition, Ethics, Global Health

Travel Medicine: worked as part of medical team traveling to Ghana with UNE students and faculty; Bangaladesh working with nurses and student nurses, Uganda working in the nursery at Mulago Hospital... Read More

Adjunct

Carolyn Bradley

Carolyn Bradley

MSN, RN, CCRN

Adjunct Nursing Faculty

(207) 221-4490

cbradley2@une.edu

Blewett Science Center

Expertise

Adult Critical Care

Staff Development

Patient and Family Centered Care

Interprofessional Education

Staff