Chamberlain Announces Charlotte, North Carolina Campus
We are proud of our accomplished faculty, whose experience and leadership in and out of the classroom plays an important role in shaping the experiences of the students they teach. Doctors Robin Kirschner, Ellen Poole and Muder Alkrisat are three of our many extraordinary faculty members who are helping us continue our tradition of graduating extraordinary nurses. Read about each of them below.
Robin M. Kirschner, EdD, RN, CPAN, CRN, CRA
Dean, MSN Specialty Tracks
Robin M. Kirschner is Dean of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree specialty tracks at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She also helped develop the curricula for the MSN Healthcare Policy specialty track.
Dr. Kirschner has more than 30 years of experience in the nursing field and served as a registered nurse at Banner Health – Banner Desert and Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Arizona, where her contributions included regulatory compliance, employee education and competency, cost management, acquisitions and day-to-day operations. Prior to her role at Banner Health, she was an associate professor of nursing at Grand Canyon University and an associate professor in the college of nursing at Maricopa Community Colleges. Her clinical experience also includes three years working as a clinical nurse specialist at St. Francis Hospital in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.
Dr. Kirschner is a member of numerous professional organizations including the National League for Nursing, American Healthcare Radiology Administrators and Arizona State Board of Nursing Scope of Practice Committee. In 2010, Dr. Kirschner was honored with Nurse of the Year Award for management by NurseWeek and as Radiology Nurse of the Year by the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing. She has contributed to the healthcare community through poster presentations, articles and speaking engagements for a variety of industry organizations.
Dr. Kirschner earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Oregon and completed her master’s in nursing at New York University. She holds a Doctor of Education degree in administration and leadership from Argosy University and a certificate of doctoral work completion in administrative leadership from Vanderbilt University.
Ellen L. Poole, PhD, MS, RN, CPAN, CNE
Professor, Phoenix Campus
Dr. Ellen Poole serves as a professor at Chamberlain College of Nursing's Phoenix campus and is the president of the Chamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society, Phi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. She has more than 35 years of experience in the nursing profession, including practice, instruction and research.
Prior to her arrival at Chamberlain, she served on the faculty of the online graduate nursing degree program at Kaplan University and as an associate professor at Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing in Phoenix. Dr. Poole began her career as an intensive care/medical surgical staff nurse at Walter O. Boswell Memorial Hospital in Sun City, Ariz.
Dr. Poole is the recipient of NurseWeek's Mountain West 2011 Nursing Excellence Award, the latest in nearly three dozen other awards and scholarships she has received from different local and national professional associations, organizations and academic institutions. Dr. Poole has also published multiple articles and presented research in perianesthesia nursing and critical care at numerous conferences. She is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American Nurses Association, American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, Arizona Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and Western Institute of Nursing.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., a Master of Science degree with a focus on critical care nursing and nursing education from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. and a Doctorate of Philosophy in nursing from The Catholic University of America in Washington. Dr. Poole is also certified as a post anesthesia nurse by the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nursing and as a nurse educator by the National League for Nursing.
Muder Alkrisat PhD, MSN, RN, CSHA, HACP, CSSBB
Assistant Professor, MSN Degree Program
Dr. Muder Alkrisat is an associate professor in the Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing. He has more than 20 years of experience in nursing education, training and leadership.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Alkrisat was lead educator at California School of Health Sciences/California Career Institute. His previous experience includes director of clinical process improvement at Coastal Communities Hospital and director of quality and risk management at Corona Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Alkrisat is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and specialist in healthcare accreditation and is currently preparing for his certification in infection control and certified performance improvement advisor. His clinical experience includes eight years as a registered nurse.
Dr. Alkrisat holds Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Education degrees from University of Jordan School of Nursing and School of Graduates. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree with a focus on education from Azusa Pacific University.