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School of Nursing Leaders

Dean of Alverno College JoAnne McGrath School of Nursing and Health Professionals

 

Patti Varga

Patti Varga PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Dean of Alverno College JoAnne McGrath School of Nursing and Health Professionals

Professor

patti.varga@alverno.edu, 414-382-6303

Area of expertise: Parish Nursing, Community Health, Nursing Education, Leadership

Research: Factors impacting diverse students in nursing programs

 

 

Undergraduate Nursing Program Chair

 

Margaret Rauschenberger

Margaret (Peg) Rauschenberger MSN, RN, CCHP

Undergraduate Nursing Program Chair

Associate Professor

margaret.rauschenberger@alverno.edu, 414-382-6276

Areas of Expertise: Corrections Nursing, Mental Health Nursing

 

Director of Graduate Nursing Studies

 

DuffyDiane Duffy PhD RN

Director of Graduate Nursing Studies

diane.duffy@alverno.edu, 414-382-6293

Areas of expertise: Nursing Research, Health Policy, and Comparative Health Policy

 

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Chair

 

DuffyDiane Duffy PhD RN

Director of Graduate Nursing Studies

diane.duffy@alverno.edu, 414-382-6293

Areas of expertise: Nursing Research, Health Policy, and Comparative Health Policy

 

 Family Nurse Practitioner Program Director

 

Luanne

Luanne Wielichowski MSN, RN, APRN, FNP-BC

Professor, Family Nurse Practitioner Program Chair

luanne.wielichowski@alverno.edu, 414-382-6285

Area of expertise: Family Nurse Practitioner, Obstetric and Women's Health Nursing, Oncology, Primary Care, Urgent Care

 

Clinical Nurse Specialist Program Director

 

Archer

Joanne Archer MSN, RN, APRN BC-ADM

Clinical Nurse Specialist Program Chair

joanne.archer@alverno.edu, 414-382-6482

Area of expertise: Diabetes management/education, Chronic disease management, Acute Care Nursing

 

 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Director

 

Sobanski

Rebecca Sobanski  MA, MSN, RN, APNP, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program Chair

Rebecca.sobanski@alverno.edu
414-382-6297

Areas of expertise: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD

 

Degree Completion (RN to BSN) Program Director

 

Olson

Leah Olson, MSN, RN

RN Completion Program Chair

Assistant Professor
Leah.olson@alverno.edu
414-382-6283

Areas of expertise: Hospice Nursing, Corrections Nursing

 

 

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program Director

Kunkel-Jordan

Laurie A. Kunkel-Jordan PhD candidate, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CCRN

Chair of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Program

laurie.kunkel@alverno.edu, 414-382-6300

Area of expertise: Concepts in Adult and Geriatric Health and Primary Care; Critical Care Nursing; Curricular Development in Nursing Education, Quality and Safety

Research: 

  • Toward quality preceptorship: A dyad study
  • Preceptorship in the context of newly graduated nurse transition-to-practice: A principle-based concept Analysis
  • The lived experience of newly graduated nurses transitionaing-to-practice in the intensive care unit
  • Critical care nurses' lived experience precepting newly graduated nurses in the ICU
  • Exploring relationships between awareness of, knowledge of, and attitudes towards evidence-based practice among ICU nurses and adherence to the ventilator-associated pneumonia bundle protocol

 

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