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
Utilization & Translation
International Health-specifically Sub-saharan Africa
Clinical Areas-School Health
Research Utilization and Translation
Clinical Associate Professor
I have been fortunate to have excellent opportunities to teach a variety of nursing courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I particularly enjoy teaching health assessment and skills labs and have utilized creative teaching strategies to help students understand complex interrelationships among concepts. I was one of the “early users” of concept mapping as a pedagogical approach in the clinical setting. I have experienced the “joys and challenges” of engaging students in both classroom and virtual environments and... Read More
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
Distance / online education
Interprofessional Education and Practice
Health Assessment and Evaluation
Lillian Cardell is a graduate of Walden University with an MSN in nursing education. Lillian comes to us with 27 years of clinical experience, most of that in the high acuity intensive care setting, a specialty which she is certified in. Having been a traveling nurse intermittently during her career, she has seen much of the country and different nursing styles. Currently working in the intensive care unit at Southern Maine Heath Care and throughout her career, Lillian has been... Read More
Joseph F. Carter, RN, MSN, MDiv. received his BSN and MSN from the University of Southern Maine. He received his Master of Divinity from The Catholic University of America. His nursing practice has been in Adult Health, End of Life and Hospice Care. He currently is an associate clinical professor at the University of New England. He joined UNE in 2004, and in... Read More
Clinical Instruction and Evaluation
International Nursing Education
Nurse Preceptor Education
Spirituality and Health Care.
M.S.N., Ed, RN-BC
Assistant Clinical Professor
Taffy Davis received a M.S.N. education from Western Governor's Univsersity and has over 30 years of acute care experience, including: education, emergency, ortho., and management. Management experience includes: medsurg, surgical services and outpatient clinics/oncology with up 80 FTE's (approx. 130 people), budgets of $6 million, implemented new programs, new service lines, taught budgeting and facilitated leadership training. She is ANCC board certified in Nursing Professional Development.
Taffy is also the Lead Consultant for Lunder Dineen... Read More
Patricia Day is a graduate of Norwich University with a MSN in Nursing Education. Patricia comes to us with 31 years of nursing experience moslty in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where she currently works per diem at Maine Medical Center. In her clincial experience, Patricia has precepted new graduate nurses to the NICU as well as clinical groups in Maternal Child Health. She joins us with 3 years of nursing education experience with an emphasis on Pediatrics, Simulation and Medical... Read More
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
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
Interprofessional Simulation Curriculum Design & Integration
Perioperative and Medical Surgical Nursing
Interprofessional Debriefing Design and Research
Mindy is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with an MSN in Administration. She has spent most of her nursing career in the Adult ICU. Upon obtaining her MSN she worked as a clinical adjunct for several programs in Texas and Maine. She worked as an adjunct clinical instructor for UNE for several years prior to becoming a full-time faculty member in 2014.
Medical-Surgical Nursing,... Read More
Adult Critical Care/Trauma
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
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Certification in SIM training
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
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
Adult Critical Care
Debra is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine with an MSN in nursing education and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a PhD in Nursing, where her work 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 has published and presented nationally and internationally... Read More
Family Presence During Resuscitation
Dr. Law-Ham graduated in 1983 with a BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and in 1990 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 a family nurse practitioner, Dr. Law-Ham worked in a private OBGYN practice, Community Health Center setting, OB Residency clinic, and an urgent care/primary care office (to name a few). Dr. Law-Ham became a nurse... Read More
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
Fall prevention and fall risk assessment for older adults
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 is the Interim Dean for the Westbrook College of Health Professions. She brings to this role 7 years of experience as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, providing leadership in health profession curriculum development and outcomes assessment, faculty development, and speciality accreditation expertise. Her research and scholarship focuses on 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... Read More
curricular innovation in higher education
interprofessional/ interdisciplinary education approaches
use of arts & humanities in higher education
active learning pedagogies
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
Adult Critical Care
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
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.
Leah has worked for UNE since 2009. She has taught Maternal/Child Health, Intro to Nursing and Interprofessional Core. She currently works for the department developing courses for the RN to BSN program.Read More
Originally from the Los Angeles area (where I worked on a project with a young Brad Pitt), I worked in administrative roles at a software company and executive search firm. Moved to Maine in 2005 where I then worked in public K-12 schools until 2015 when I joined UNE. Still loving Maine and only want to visit Los Angeles.Read More