Dr. Shanna Chapman is a distinguished Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) hailing from the state of Missouri. With a profound passion for nursing, she has made remarkable strides in academia and clinical practice throughout her illustrious career.
Since embarking on her academic journey in 1997, Dr. Chapman has amassed a remarkable list of achievements. She earned her LPN from Ozarks Technical Community College and subsequently obtained an Associate Degree in Nursing from Crowder College in 2000. Her thirst for knowledge led her to the University of Missouri – Columbia, where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2003. Driven by her dedication to providing exceptional care, she pursued a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a specialization as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2005. Continuing her pursuit of academic excellence, she culminated her educational endeavors with a Doctorate of Nursing from the University of Iowa in 2012.
Dr. Chapman’s contributions extend beyond her academic achievements. As a prominent figure in the nursing profession, she has held several influential positions, including Course Lead, Assistant Dean of Faculty, and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate programs. Her clinical expertise has allowed her to provide vital forensic exams and deliver urgent care via telehealth services. Such accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by her receipt of the esteemed 2012 AANP State of Missouri Clinical Excellence Award.
A true trailblazer, Dr. Chapman has actively fostered progress in the nurse practitioner community. In 2015, she founded the Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners (AMNP), a self-sustaining organization dedicated to advancing NP practices across the state. Furthermore, she has served as the Region 7 Director for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), representing Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. Her commitment to the profession manifests in her involvement in reviewing abstracts, scholarships, and grant applications for the AANP.
Dr. Chapman’s unwavering dedication to promoting nurse practitioner practices is further exemplified through her active engagement in legislative matters. By championing NP causes, she has participated in developing legislation and provided crucial testimonies to legislators. Her vast knowledge and expertise on abuse, forensic exams, and health policy have led her to contribute chapters to textbooks. These invaluable contributions have fortified her reputation as a sought-after presenter at state, national, and internal conferences. Dr. Chapman’s commitment to enhancing patient access to care and improving NP practices is evident in her engagement with print, radio, and television interviews.
Dr. Shanna Chapman’s remarkable journey in nursing reflects her unwavering commitment to excellence, compassion, and advocacy. Her significant contributions to academia, clinical practice, and professional organizations have left an indelible mark on the nurse practitioner profession and continue to positively impact patient care.
Joyce Contois is an adjunct faculty member for the online BSN program at Schreiner University. She specializes in teaching nursing leadership. In addition to teaching for Schreiner University, Joyce is currently the lead nursing instructor for an evening practical nurse program.
She has more than eight years of teaching experience in nursing education and brings more than 24 years of nursing experience from a multitude of clinical areas. Joyce’s primary nursing interests include acute care, geriatrics, and palliative care. She holds a DNP in nursing education from Regis College. She dedicated her passion to improving palliative care awareness by completing her scholarly project on researching the effects of palliative care knowledge on initiation of referrals within an acute care setting.
Providing positive role modeling and leadership is an essential component of nursing education for Joyce. She is motivated to connect with and inspire each student to be successful. She is grateful to help develop the next generation of nurses and nursing leaders.
Joyce resides in Massachusetts with my family. She enjoys exercising, nature, and cooking as methods of promoting self-care and well-being. She is a member of the National league of Nursing.
Having completed her BSN at Oklahoma Baptist University, MS clinical nurse specialist t the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, and Ph.D. at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Patti has taught undergraduate and graduate nursing students since 2012 online, in the classroom, in instructional labs, simulation, and clinical. She is a nationally recognized infection prevention expert and has been active in the Association for Infection Prevention and Control (APIC) locally and nationally for over twenty-five years.
Hello, my name is Ruth Grubesic. I was born in Germany, grew up in Illinois and moved to Texas in 1989. I live in Bandera and am married with two stepchildren and seven grandchildren. I have degrees in Biology, Nursing, and Public Health and have been teaching nursing since 1991. I became a nurse educator in Nepal teaching undergraduate community health nursing for two years while I was in the U.S. Peace Corps. I completed my graduate education with a Master’s in Community Health Nursing and then a Doctorate in Public Health with a focus on International and Family Health. I have been at Schreiner since 2012 and teach in both the nursing and public health programs. I would say my passion is community/public health with a focus working with multicultural and/or international communities. I travel each year with students to Guatemala for a study abroad in Public Health and when not traveling for work, I am visiting family in Germany and Croatia. My research has been primarily on nutritional health both underweight and overweight. In 2015 I helped establish and now maintain the Schreiner Campus Community Garden. I love to be outdoors and have no problem doing so because I live on a farm with a garden, cows, chickens, bees, two dogs and a cat!!
Maria was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the US in 1999. She joined the US Navy and served on active duty as a hospital corpsman from 1999 to 2009, the served in the US Navy reserves until her retirement in 2021.
Maria commitment to health care and public health has always been her priority. She completed a Bachelors in Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Psychology. After completing her Bachelors, she went on to complete a Dual Master’s program at UAB in Public Health and Public Administration concentrating on Policy development, Research, Health Administration and Disaster Response. Research completed in grad school included an internship in the Be-heard project in Birmingham, AL. This project helped establish services in the BAO (Birmingham AIDS Outreach) that serve the needs of the community.
Her experience covers everything from in-patient care, out-patient care, biotech and chemical industries, military health care, and project management. Currently Maria works as a Payload Operations Intergration Specialist at MSFC in Huntsville, AL.
Volunteer work has always been in her life as well. She volunteered as a teenager with the Red Cross in the Dominican Republic. While in the military she was involved as an athlete mentor for Special Olympics for Military Dependents. In Huntsville, Maria is a Military/NASA Docent at the Space and Rocket Center.
Having completed her BSN at Oklahoma Baptist University, MS clinical nurse specialist at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, and Ph.D. at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Lisa has a healthcare background that consists of over 20 years of experience in pediatric hematology/oncology and mental health. Her teaching philosophy revolves around collaboration and sharing of knowledge to give meaning or context to the material.
Clinical site, On-Campus and Online BSN instruction
Having completed her BSN at The University of Texas in Austin, MSN Clinical Research Management at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Clinical Nurse Specialist Oncology at The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licensure in Texas, and Ph.D. in Nursing at Texas Woman’s University Houston, Lydia has an expanded clinical and teaching background, and over 22 years’ experience in clinical research. Her areas of academic interest include evidence-based practice nursing-clinical, post-graduate oncology for advanced practice nurses and Holistic Health Assessment.