Nursing Faculty

Melinda Bentjen, EdD, RN 
Associate Professor

Diploma – Bryan School of Nursing 
BSN – Bryan College of Health Sciences 
MSN – Bryan College of Health Sciences 
EdD – Bryan College of Health Sciences

Melissa Blome, EdD, RN
Associate Professor

BSN – University of Nebraska Medical Center 
MSN – Nebraska Wesleyan University
EdD – Bryan College of Health Sciences

Kelly Boyd, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor

BSN - Union College
MSN - Nebraska Wesleyan University
Doctoral Study - Bryan College of Health Sciences

Julie Bratt, MSN, RN 
Assistant Professor

Diploma – Bryan School of Nursing 
BSN – Bryan College of Health Sciences 
MSN – Bryan College of Health Sciences

Abbianne Buchholz, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor

BSN - Bryan College of Health Sciences
MSN - Bryan College of Health Sciences

Kara Burbach, MSN, RN 
Assistant Professor

BSN – University of Nebraska Medical Center 
MSN – Kaplan University

Mary Dickerson, APRN, RN 
Assistant Professor

Diploma – Bryan School of Nursing 
BS – University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
MSN – Creighton University
APRN in midwifery – Frontier School of Nurse Midwifery

Jenna Dubas, EdD, RN 
Associate Professor

Diploma - Bryan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 
BSN - Nebraska Wesleyan University
MSN - Nebraska Wesleyan University 
EdD – Bryan College of Health Sciences

Amanda Fox, MSN, RN 
Assistant Professor

ADN – Southeast Community College 
BSN – Nebraska Wesleyan University 
MSN – Nebraska Wesleyan University
Doctoral Study – Bryan College of Health Sciences

Janelle Francis, MSN, RN 
Assistant Professor

Diploma – Bryan School of Nursing 
BSN – Nebraska Wesleyan University
MSN – Norwich University School of Graduate 
Doctoral Study – Grand Canyon University

Lindsey Francis, MSN, RN 
Assistant Professor

BSN – Bryan College of Health Sciences 
MSN – Bryan College of Health Sciences

Lesa Hoppe, PhD, RN 
Associate Professor

Diploma – Bryan School of Nursing
BSN – University of Nebraska Medical Center 
MSN – Nebraska Wesleyan University
PhD – University of Northern Colorado

Nancy Hula, MSN, RN 
Assistant Professor

BSN - Creighton University
MSN – Nebraska Methodist College

Tiffany Hunt, EdD, RN 
Associate Professor

BSN – University of Nebraska Medical Center 
MSN – Bryan College of Health Sciences
EdD – Bryan College of Health Sciences

Ashley Kennedy, EdD, RN 
Associate Professor

ADN – Southeast Community College
BSN – University of Nebraska Medical Center 
MSN – Nebraska Wesleyan University
EdD – Clarkson College

Sherry Koenigsman, EdD, RN 
Associate Professor

AD - University of Nebraska Medical Center 
BA - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MSN - Andrews University
EdD – College of Saint. Mary

Heidi Little, MSN, MBA, RN 
Assistant Professor

Diploma – Bryan School of Nursing 
BSN – Nebraska Wesleyan University 
MSN – Nebraska Wesleyan University 
MBA – Nebraska Wesleyan University
Doctoral Study – Bryan College of Health Sciences

Angela McCown, MSN, RN 
Associate Professor

Diploma – Bryan Memorial School of Nursing 
BSN – BryanLGH College of Health Science 
MSN – Bryan College of Health Sciences
Doctoral Study – Bryan College of Health Sciences

Tasha Pfenning, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor-Skills Lab Coordinator 

Diploma - Bryan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing 
BSN - Nebraska Wesleyan University
MSN - Nebraska Wesleyan University

Ellen Richards, MSN, RN 
Assistant Professor

ADN – University of Nebraska Medical Center 
BSN - University of Nebraska Medical Center 
MSN - Nebraska Wesleyan University

Zem Sedriks, MSN, RN 
Assistant Professor

BSN – University of Nebraska Medical Center 
MSN – Nebraska Wesleyan University
Doctoral Study – Bryan College of Health Sciences

Katie Sladky, EdD, RN 
Associate Professor

BSN – Bryan College of Health Sciences 
MSN – Bryan College of Health Sciences 
EdD – Bryan College of Health Sciences

Michelle Summers, EdD, RN
Associate Professor

Diploma - Bryan School of Nursing
BSN - Nebraska Wesleyan University
MSN – Nebraska Wesleyan University
EdD – Bryan College of Health Sciences

Jackie Weise, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor

BSN - Union College
MSN - Bryan College of Health Sciences