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Faculty and Administrative Staff

What is the most important factor in choosing a school for advanced practice in nursing? The quality of the faculty, of course. At Belmont, you will find experienced professionals and teachers, experts in nursing and healthcare delivery.


Graduate Nursing Faculty

  • Linda Wofford
    Linda Wofford
    Director of Graduate Nursing Studies and Professor
    DNP University of Kentucky; MSN University of Virginia; BSN University of Mississippi
    Location: Inman Center 104
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  • Erin Shankel
    Erin Shankel
    Interim FNP Coordinator and Assistant Professor
    DNP Belmont University; MSN Vanderbilt University; BA (Biology) Greenville College
    Location: Inman Center 109
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  • Sarah Thompson
    Sarah Thompson
    Graduate Clinical Coordinator
    MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner) Belmont University; BSN Belmont University
    Location: Inman Center 102D
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  • Martha Buckner
    Martha Buckner
    Associate Dean of Nursing and Professor
    PhD (Higher Education Leadership) Touro University International; MSN (Adult Health) Vanderbilt University; BSN Western Kentucky University
    Location: Inman Center 101
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  • Steven Busby
    Steven Busby
    Assistant Professor
    PhD (Nursing with Homeland Security Nursing Specialty Graduate Certificate) University of Tennessee; MSN (FNP) University of South Alabama; BSN Troy University; AS (EMS Education and Nursing) Hillsborough Community College
    Location: Inman Center 202A
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  • Jeannie Giese
    Jeannie Giese
    Assistant Professor
    DNP Vanderbilt University; Post-Masters FNP Belmont University; MSN Vanderbilt University; BSN Tennessee Technological University
    Location: Inman Center 203D
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  • Laura Gray
    Laura Gray
    Assistant Professor
    Location: Inman Center 203B
  • Leslie Higgins
    Leslie Higgins
    PhD (Nursing) University of Kentucky; MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner) Vanderbilt University School of Nursing; BSN (Nursing), Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
    Location: Inman Center 208A
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  • Elizabeth Morse
    Elizabeth Morse
    Assistant Professor
    DNP Vanderbilt University School of Nursing; MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner) Vanderbilt University School of Nursing; MPH London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Location: Inman Center 203A
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  • David Wyant
    David Wyant
    Assistant Professor of Management
    PhD (Health Services Research Policy and Administration) University of Minnesota; MBA (Finance) Ohio State University; MA (Economics and International Trade) Ohio State University; BA (German & Russian) University of Oregon; BA (Economics & History) University of Oregon
    Location: Barbara Massey Hall 246
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Administrative Staff

  • Candace Smith
    Candace Smith
    Program Assistant
    Location: Inman Center 106A
  • Sarah Schulte
    Sarah Schulte
    Admissions Coordinator
    MA (American History) Providence College; BA (French) Lee University
    Location: Inman Center 302
  • Bill Nichols
    Bill Nichols
    Director of Admissions for Graduate Health Science Programs
    MA (Mass Communication) Emerson College; BA (Communications) Eastern Nazarene College
    Location: Inman Center 302B
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Graduate Nursing
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