Meet our DNP Faculty & Administrators

JoAnn Trybulski, PhD, ARNP, FNAP
Director, DNP Program

JoAnn TrybulskiDr. JoAnn Trybulski serves as director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She brings more than 35 years of combined clinical nursing, leadership, management and instruction experience to her role.

Dr. Trybulski most recently served as chief nursing officer at University of Miami Hospital, where she instituted innovations for bedside nursing practice and successfully implemented patient care technology systems. Her prior experience in academia includes roles as associate dean and professor for DNP and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs at University of Miami. Dr. Trybulski also served as assistant chief of nursing for Harvard Community Health Plan and held nurse practitioner roles in internal medicine, occupational health and urgent care practice settings.

Dr. Trybulski has co-edited four editions of the book Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice, which won two American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards. In addition, she has written articles on the topics of clinical simulation in nursing and women’s health. Dr. Trybulski has also contributed to many book chapters highlighting topics such as cardiac diagnostic testing, routine health screenings and immunizations and provider/patient relationships.

Dr. Trybulski is a member of the Florida Board of Nursing. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Fordham University, MSN from Simmons College and Doctor of Philosophy degree in nursing from Boston College.



Janice Unruh Davidson, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAANP
Professor, DNP Degree Program

Janice Davidson

Dr. Janice Unruh Davidson is a professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She is a nationally recognized Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education Fellow. With nearly 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Davidson holds national board certification as a nurse informaticist, family nurse practitioner, nurse executive advanced and nurse educator. Her research has been presented in over 100 venues globally, and she has authored more than 40 publications including refereed journal manuscripts, book chapters, administrative studies, monographs and multimedia contributions. Her works have been further cited in more than 30 national and international publications.

Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Davidson served as graduate nursing core coordinator at Walden University. Her previous experience includes tenured academic and administrative leadership positions at Mississippi University for Women, Fort Hays State University and Bethel College. Since 2006, Dr. Davidson has concurrently owned and operated consulting firms that specialize in healthcare research, informatics, statistical analysis and market research, for which she was recognized in 2010 among the American Business Women’s Association Top Ten Women in U.S. Business. She has received over $320,000 in funding from extramural and internal grant competitions and is certified by the Joanna Briggs Institute in Australia as a comprehensive systematic reviewer (Quantitative, Qualitative, and Economic) and in evidence-based quality improvement. Dr. Davidson is an emeritus fellow of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Leadership for Academic Nursing program (LANP). She is also a 2014 recipient of the DAISY faculty award.

Dr. Davidson holds a Doctor of Philosophy in nursing from Texas Woman’s University, a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chamberlain College of Nursing, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Wichita State University. As an academic and career advisor, Dr. Davidson has directed over 100 doctoral dissertations, theses, and graduate evidence and graduate evidence based practice-change projects in nursing.

 



Patricia Fedorka, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNE
Professor, DNP Degree Program

Patricia FedorkaDr. Patricia Fedorka is a professor for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Prior to joining Chamberlain, she was an associate professor in the School of Nursing at Robert Morris University and concurrently a part-time staff nurse in labor and delivery within the West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh. Her previous experience includes more than 20 years as an instructor and assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

For more than two decades, Dr. Fedorka has been a member of the Epsilon Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, for which she serves as a member of the national committee and is an editorial reviewer for its publication, Nursing for Women’s Health.

Dr. Fedorka is a certified nurse educator and is certified in inpatient obstetrics and electronic fetal monitoring. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in education and a Master of Public Health in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


 

Juanita E. Rass, PhD, MSN, MBA, FNP, APRN-Rx
Associate Professor DNP Degree Program

Dr. Juanita Rass is an associate professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She brings more than 18 years of combined clinical nursing and instruction experience to her role.

Dr. Rass has held nursing faculty roles with the School of Nursing at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, the University of Guam, the Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana, The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota and the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. She has practiced extensively as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) in remote and rural settings throughout Alaska and Maine.

She has presented on topics including international nursing, health management and traditional healing approaches and has multiple texts in progress on topics including holistic treatments and alternative complementary medicine. Dr. Rass is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Holistic Nurses Association, American Association of Integrative Medicine and National League for Nursing. She is also a member of the Alaska and Maine nurse practitioner associations.

Dr. Rass earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in nursing education and organization and management from Capella University, a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Russell Sage College, a Master of Business Administration from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of Maine. Dr. Rass is also a board certified FNP.



Jill Walsh, DNP, RN, CEN, NEA-BC

Associate Professor, DNP Degree Program

Jill Walsh

Dr. Jill Walsh is an associate professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She brings more than 35 years of clinical and academic experience to the position.

Previously, Dr. Walsh was the practice manager of accreditation at the American Association of Diabetes Educators. In this role, she served as the lead nurse planner and managed unit operations to ensure compliance with accreditation standards and quality of professional development programs. Dr. Walsh previously worked at the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) as the chief nursing officer. In this role, she provided leadership and oversight for the ENA’s Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention, Institute for Emergency Nursing Research and Departments of Education Development and Delivery. She began her career as an emergency department staff nurse at Muhlenberg Hospital and has since held leadership positions in emergency care and nursing education, including director of nursing education and quality at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare. She has experience leading organizational culture change initiatives, including the magnet journey at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and many years of teaching experience.

Dr. Walsh is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and has been published in Journal of Emergency Nursing, Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing and Emergency Medical Services. Additionally, she is an active member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Diabetes Association, American Nurses Association, Association Forum and Emergency Nurses Association.

Dr. Walsh earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Northern Illinois University, a Master of Science in Nursing degree with an emergency nursing specialization from Rush University and a DNP degree from Rush University. She also holds a graduate certificate in managed care from Benedictine University and is certified as an emergency nurse. North Florida.



Shanna Chapman, DNP, FNP-C, ARNP, RN

Assistant Professor, DNP Degree Program

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Shanna Chapman is an assistant professor in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She has more than 18 years of combined experience in clinical nursing and education.

Prior to her current position, Chapman taught as a visiting professor at Chamberlain while concurrently serving as adjunct professor at Missouri State University. Her past clinical experience includes family nurse practitioner at CoxHealth’s Missouri Regional Services, the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs and St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in Missouri.

Chapman has contributed to several publications and speaker events on topics including access to care for Missouri citizens and the importance of advocacy and received industry recognitions including the 2012 State of Missouri Clinical Excellence Award. She currently serves as president elect of Advanced Practice Nurses of the Ozarks and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the Missouri Nurses Association. In addition to being the vice chair of the Missouri Council of Advanced Practice Nurses, Chapman is also the founding member and president of the Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners. She was recently appointed to the Missouri Coalition Taskforce and sits on the Advocacy Committee for the Missouri Nurses Association.

Chapman earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of Missouri, Master of Science in Nursing degree from University of Missouri – Kansas City and DNP from University of Iowa. Chapman is licensed to practice nursing in the states of Missouri and Florida.

 


Cara Wallace, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, DNP Degree Program

wallace_caraCara Wallace is an associate professor for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Wallace specializes in nursing education and online learning strategies. She has served as nurse since 1999 and, in 2003, Wallace began her academic career.

Since 2009, Wallace has served as a visiting professor for Chamberlain’s RN-BSN program. Wallace has also served as an online adjunct faculty member at Walden University, Saint Xavier University, Bellevue University and American Sentinel University. Additionally, Wallace was an affiliate faculty member for Regis University’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing in Denver. Wallace also worked in Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room, and Case Management within acute care health organizations.

Wallace has served as a member of the advisory board for Herzing University School of Health Sciences. She is also a member of the American Nursing Association, Florida Nurses Association and National League for Nursing. Her research interests include the use of simulation in nursing education, online student satisfaction with faculty interactions, and intimate partner violence.

Wallace earned her PhD in nursing education from Capella University, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from University of Phoenix, and BSN degree from Jacksonville University.




Douglas Turner, PhD, MSN, RN
Professor, DNP Degree Program

turner_dougDr. Douglas Turner is a professor for the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. He was previously dean of online pre-licensure programs at Chamberlain.

Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Turner was director of the Associate Degree Nursing program at Carrington College. His three decades of experience also include healthcare and nursing faculty roles at Kaplan University, Touro University Nevada, University of North Carolina Wilmington and Forsyth Technical Community College.

Dr. Turner is a member of the National League for Nursing, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and Elsevier Testing and Research Advisory Board. He has authored more than 40 professional research papers and publications.

Dr. Turner is a certified nurse educator through the National League for Nursing and recently earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in international health from Touro University International; Master of Science in Nursing degrees from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and University of Virginia; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of New York at Albany.



LaKesha Wyse, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor, DNP Degree Program

Wyse_LaKeshaDr. LaKesha Wyse, assistant professor in Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program, specializes in nursing education and labor and delivery. She brings more than 12 years of academic and clinical experience to her role.

Before joining Chamberlain, Dr. Wyse served as adjunct faculty member for Capella University, faculty member at Columbus State Community College, and nursing skills and simulation lab director and course lead for Fortis College. Her clinical appointments include serving as perinatal educator at The Ohio State University Medical Center and childbirth educator at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital. She also served as staff nurse at Mount Carmel East Hospital.

Dr. Wyse earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Duquesne University, her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from the University of Phoenix and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Mount Carmel College of Nursing.




Virginia Seno, PhD, MSN, RN
Associate Professor DNP Degree Program

seno_virginaVirginia Seno is associate professor for Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online degree program. She brings more than 30 years of clinical and academic experience to her role.

Prior to joining Chamberlain, Seno incorporated Esse Institute, LLC, an online service to help clinicians and lay people to have more ease in end-of-life communications. In this way, families and their dying members are more likely to get their needs met for comfort and information.

Seno recently joined Resolution Care, as a volunteer specialist in end-of-life communication. Resolution Care is an independent rural palliative care team who practice home-centered clinical practice and who offer distance education for clinicians.

In academia, Seno served concomitantly as nurse scientist at University of Louisville Hospital and assistant professor at University of Louisville. She has also held faculty positions at Walden University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Northern Illinois University and Alverno College. For 15 years, Seno was in executive roles, developing home care and hospice agencies in both the acute care and community settings and assuring licensure and certifications across state lines. Seno directed the growth of these agencies from grass roots to flourishing organizations. She also served on the Boards of Hospice Organization of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Home Care Association. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the American Holistic Nurses Association.

Seno earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Alverno College, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from University of Wisconsin, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in nursing scholarship and education from Marquette University.

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