Today’s rapidly evolving health care industry provides nursing professionals, who have the right education and expertise, with advanced career opportunities and expanded employment options. For nurses interested in pursuing these opportunities, The College of Nursing at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences offers innovative, career-focused clinical and practice-based Master’s and Doctoral programs online and in the classroom. The College of Nursing is led by nationally renowned nurse leader, educator and author Dr. Robin Dennison, DNP, APRN, CCNS, CNE, NEA-BC.
Nursing Advisory Board
Karen Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Dr. Karen Hill is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer for Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, KY. With extensive expertise in healthcare leadership and nursing administration, she also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Journal of Nursing Administration.
Rose Gonzalez, PhD, RN
Dr. Rose Gonzalez is a consultant with expertise in primary care, health policy, and cultural diversity. Currently, she is a consultant for the Movement is Life Caucus, where she provides healthcare expertise and strategic advice to the multi-disciplinary coalition seeking to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in muscle and joint health. She has served for more than 20 years in government relations leadership roles for the American Nurses Association (ANA) where she executed strategies to strengthen relationships between the ANA, the U.S. Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and top nursing and professional organizations.
Douglas Turner, PhD, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC
Dr. Douglas Turner has more than 30 years of experience in in MSN and DNP nursing education, health policy, and advanced practice. Dr. Turner is a member of the peer-review board for the Journal of Instructional Research and he has published more than 40 professional research papers and publications. Bio
Carol Patton, Dr.PH, FNP-BC, CRNP, CNE
Dr. Carol Patton has more than 32 years of experience in in healthcare and MSN and DNP nursing education, health care informatics, and advanced practice. As a certified family nurse practitioner, she has expertise in working as a primary care provider in rural and underserved populations. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of topics. She is a family nurse practitioner and maintains her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).
Paula Kimpton, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CNOR
Dr. Paula Kimpton is currently a family nurse practitioner (FNP) in the Orthopedic department of the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dayton, OH. She has expertise in MSN and DNP nursing education, primary care, perioperative care, and advanced practice and has worked in several healthcare settings, including emergency room, hematology and oncology. Dr. Kimpton is a fellow of the Florence Nightingale Society and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American College of Nurse Practitioners and the Association of Operating Room Nurses.