Pre-Licensure Nursing Education


Lucy Hood

Lucy Hood

Chair, Pre-Licensure Nursing
Professor of Nursing


PhD; 1997, Widener University
MSN; 1989, University of Missouri Kansas City
BSN; 1981, Webster University

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Amanda Addis

Amanda Addis

Assistant Professor of Nursing

MSN; 2013, University of Missouri Kansas City 
BSN; 2008, Pittsburg State University
AS; 2006, Labette Community College 

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Jennifer Blanchard

Jennifer L. Blanchard

Associate Professor of Nursing, RN MSN, CWON

DNP; Educational, 2018, American Sentinel University 
MSN; 2011, University of Central Missouri

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Kata Conde

Kata Conde

Assistant Professor Of Nursing

MSN; 2013, MidAmerica Nazarene University
BSN; 2008, University of Phoenix

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Christi Danahy

Crysti Danahy

Associate Professor of Nursing, RN

DPN; 2017, Nursing Leadership, University of Missouri
MSN; 2010, Research College of Nursing, Nursing Education

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Jennifer Ferguson

Jennifer L. Ferguson

Associate Professor of Nursing, RN MSN

MSN; 2009, University of Missouri Kansas City
BSN; 2006, University of Missouri Kansas City
ASN; 2002, Cox College of Nursing

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Anne Mercer

Anne Mercer

Assistant Professor of Nursing MSN, RN

MSN; 2012, University of Missouri Kansas City, Nurse Educator
MSN; 1999, University of Missouri Kansas City, Women's Health

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Michele Noble

Michele Noble

Assistant Professor, Clinical Faculty Coordinator

APRN, 1989, Maternal Child, University of Kansas
MN, 1984, University of Kansas
BSN, 1979 Oral Roberts University

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Traditional Nursing Education Staff

Crysti Danahy, DPN, MSN, BSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator

Teresa Lamaster
SIM Lab Coordinator
Cook Center,

Tammy Sluyter
Compliance Coordinator, ABSN
Santa Fe Commons #127,

Faculty Award

Faculty Honoree: Jennifer Ferguson

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Ferguson on her May 2018 DAISY Foundation honor. Read Professor Ferguson's spotlight.

Nominations Open for DAISY Faculty Award

The DAISY Foundation, as a part of its service to the nursing profession’s role in patient care, established the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty. The purpose of this program is to provide to colleges/schools of nursing a national recognition program they may use to demonstrate appreciation to educators for their commitment and inspirational influence on their students. The Foundation hopes that, in some way, this program will contribute to a positive work environment for faculty in schools.

Nominations are accepted until March 1st of each year and award recipients are selected each May.

Nominate an Extraordinary Nursing Faculty Member at MidAmerica Nazarene University today!

DAISY FoundationThe DAISY (Diseases Attaching the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide everyday. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complication of the auto-immune disease Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in 1999 at the age of 33. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way. Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse faculty member made a difference you will never forget!

Learn more about the DAISY Foundation by visiting

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