Faculty Briefs


Faculty/Leadership Accolades

Penelope N. Pattalitan, EdD, MSN, ARNP, FNP BC, RN BC, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Miramar campus, was named Top Nurse in International Nurses Association’s Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare 2016 publication. Only the top one-to-two percent of nurses are included in this coveted listing of extraordinary nurses.

Judy Kimchi-Woods, PhD, MBA, RN, CPHQ, President of the Columbus campus, was nominated to a two-year term to serve on the Ohio Nurses Foundation Board. The organization’s mission is to provide funding to advance nursing as a learned profession through education, research and scholarship.

Chamberlain Named a NLN Center of Excellence

national-league-for-nursing-(nln)Chamberlain has been designated a National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence for 2016-2020 in recognition of sustained efforts in “Creating Environments that Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty.”

The NLN established the Centers of Excellence program to recognize schools that demonstrate a commitment to excellence and have continually invested resources to distinguish themselves in a specific area of nursing education.

“By publicly acknowledging these best practices, we promote the preparation of a diverse, culturally competent nursing workforce to deliver safe, effective patient care in our complex, dynamic healthcare environment,” said Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEO for the National League for Nursing.


Giving Back Through Service and Thought Leadership

Chamberlain faculty are passionate about serving others. Many serve on boards spanning various industries and interests, including nursing, family health, higher education, cancer research, patient advocacy and global health.

From leadership skill enhancement to networking opportunities, there are many benefits to joining a board. If you are looking to make a difference in your community through service, consider connecting with others on professional networking sites. Some executive search firms even have divisions dedicated to positions on industry boards. You can also visit volunteer matching websites or peruse your state’s website to apply for opportunities there.


Continuing a Tradition of Academic Excellence
Chamberlain Proudly Recognizes Our Newest Fellows

Fellowship is more than a recognition of accomplishments, it’s the responsibility to advance health through education, practice and research that, in turn, directly impacts the well-being and quality of nursing worldwide. Being honored as a fellow is one of the highest recognitions an individual can receive and is a direct reflection on Chamberlain’s commitment to academic excellence and the advancement of nursing education.

Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) FAAN is a recognition of accomplishment within the nursing profession as well as a commitment to engagement with the academy and other health leaders in order to transform America's health.

Fellowship in the Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF) Fostering excellence in nursing education, ANEF recognizes and capitalizes on the wisdom of those who provide visionary leadership in nursing education in sustained and significant ways.

Fellowship in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) FAANP impacts national and global health by engaging nurse practitioner leaders contributing to clinical practice, research, education or policy.

w-richard-cowling-iiiW. Richard Cowling III

Vice President,
Academic Affairs

Academy of Nursing Education Fellow
Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

chad-olynnChad O’Lynn

Director of Evaluation
and Innovation

Academy of Nursing Education Fellow

linda-hollinger-smithLinda Hollinger-Smith

Senior Director of Institutional
Effectiveness and Research

Academy of Nursing Education Fellow
Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

terri-schmittTerri Schmitt

Graduate Faculty
Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

julie-mcafooesJulie McAfooes MS, RN-BC,

Web Development

Academy of Nursing Education Fellow
Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

shanna-chapmanShanna Chapman DNP, FNP-C,

Graduate Faculty
Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners


The DAISY Faculty Award

The DAISY FoundationThe DAISY Foundation, as part of its service to the nursing profession's role in patient care, established the DAISY Faculty Award to provide colleges and schools of nursing a national recognition program they may use to demonstrate appreciation to their nursing faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on students.

Chamberlain College of Nursing applauds all of its faculty members who go above and beyond to prepare students to become extraordinary nurses and celebrates the winners of the 2016 DAISY Faculty Award:


Andrea Tacchi, MSN, RN
Addison Campus

Emily Namesny, MSN, RN
Arlington Campus

Allison Hornung, MSN, RN
Atlanta Campus

Salimah Muhammad, MSN Ed, RN
Chicago Campus

Kate Fetter, MSN, RN, EMT-P
Cleveland Campus

Molly Wiley, MSN Ed, RN
Columbus Campus Associate Degree in Nursing Program

Rebecca Taulbee, MSN, RN, MBS-HCA
Columbus Campus Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program

Mary Anne Vincent, PhD, MS, RN, CNE
Houston Campus

Sarah Wallace, MSN, RN
Indianapolis Campus

Dolores Jones, EdD, MSN, CPNP
Jacksonville Campus

MaryAnn Esteban, MSN Ed, RN
Las Vegas Campus

Nicole Goetz, DNP, MS, BSN, BS, RN, FNP-C
Miramar Campus

Mary Thomas, MSN, RN
North Brunswick Campus

Shannon Chopp, MSN, RNC-OB
Pearland Campus

Mark Garcia, MSN Ed, RN
Phoenix Campus

Shannon Hensler, MSN, RN
St. Louis Campus

Roxanne Spurlark, DNP(c), MSN
Tinley Park Campus

Theresa Johnson, MS
Troy Campus

Lynda Stallwood, PhD, CPNP-PC, CNE, RN
Pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program

Amy Minnick, MSN, RN
RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option

Marlene Berens, DNP, FNP-BC, RN
Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program

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