Faculty can make all the difference in a program – especially an online program. Our faculty are not only highly qualified – they are highly qualified to teach at Chamberlain. Our faculty members are focused on helping you reach your educational goals. They are right there in the courses with you, respond to your questions within 24 hours and are available by email, phone and the online course shell. All have set office hours for your convenience. Each member of Chamberlain’s nursing faculty holds a master’s or doctorate degree and has undergone comprehensive training to help prepare them to teach online courses.
Review the profiles of some of our RN to BSN faculty below.
Margaret L. Wheeler, PhD, CNE, RN
Director, RN to BSN Option
Dr. Margaret Wheeler is the director of the RN to BSN online degree
completion option at Chamberlain College of Nursing. In her role, she
works closely with faculty members to improve course curriculum,
policies and student procedures. Dr. Wheeler has more than 35 years
of experience in nursing practice and education.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Wheeler assisted with the development
of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion
program and was a professor in the Associate Degree in Nursing
program at the University of Rio Grande. She began her career as a
medical-surgical nurse at Holzer Health System in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Dr. Wheeler is a certified nurse educator. She earned a Doctor of
Philosophy degree in higher education administration, Master of
Science degree in higher education and a BSN degree from Ohio
University. She also holds a Master of Science degree from the College
of Nursing at The Ohio State University.
Cecilia Jane Maier, MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor, RN to BSN Option
Cecilia Jane Maier is an assistant professor for the RN to BSN online option at Chamberlain College of Nursing. With more than 35 years of professional experience in nursing, Maier’s career has spanned nursing instruction, management and clinical practice.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Maier was an assistant professor at Mount Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. She was recognized for her many contributions to nursing education with an ‘Excellence in Education Award’ from Ohio Magazine and an ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’ from the Ohio League for Nursing (OLN).
Maier is a member of OLN, for which she was recently elected to the nominations committee; National League for Nursing; American Association of Critical-Care Nurses; Phi Pi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International; American Association for the History of Nursing and the Ohio Action Coalition.
Maier is a Certified Nurse Educator and holds a Master of Science in Nursing degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Melissa Myers, MSN, RN, CNE, CPN
Assistant Professor, RN to BSN Option
Melissa Myers is an assistant professor for the RN to BSN online option at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Preceding her role at Chamberlain, Myers served as a nurse educator at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She has more than a decade of combined experience practicing as a staff nurse in general pediatrics and as a public health nurse specializing in maternal infant health and children’s special health care services. She is a Certified Pediatric Nurse and a Certified Nurse Educator.
Myers is a member of the National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International. She is also an active volunteer for the American Red Cross and has given presentations on immunizing healthcare workers and improvements in online learning for limited English proficiency nursing students.
Myers received her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on health systems management from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with a minor in social work from Western Michigan University.
Jill M. Price, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN
Assistant Dean, RN to BSN Option
Dr. Jill Price is the assistant dean for the RN to BSN online option at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Previously, she served as an assistant professor for the RN to BSN option at Chamberlain. She has two decades of experience in the nursing industry, including practice, education and administration. Dr. Price is a Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Price was vice president of the Virgin Islands Cardiac Center at Juan Luis Hospital in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. She is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International. Her research has been published in the Journal of American Medical Association and Cath Lab Digest.
She received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in education (nursing specialty) from Capella University. She earned Master of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from University of Phoenix.
RN-BSN graduate Jennifer Krassinger launched
a non-profit organization that touches the lives
of families in need in the St. Louis area. Read more here!
“We see educating our students as more than a job.
It’s our responsibility as nurses— in fact, it is our duty
for the future of nursing.” – Dee McGonigle, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, Chamberlain Professor