Dr. Zajic has taught a variety of nursing courses, with her main area of expertise being community health nursing and nursing leadership and management. Dr. Zajic holds a B.S.N. from Creighton University, a M.S.N. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Zajic successfully completed her Doctorate in Education from College of Saint Mary (CSM) in the fall of 2010. Dr. Zajic was named the Director of the ASN/BSN programs in June of 2010 and promoted to Associate Professor in May 2011. She joined CSM in 1991.
Dr. Petersen has taught theory and clinical in both medical-surgical and geriatric nursing. She has also taught courses in senior capstone quality improvement/evidence based practice projects and technology in higher education. Dr. Petersen holds a B.S.N. from Creighton University, M.S.N. from University of Nebraska Medical Center, Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Informatics from Duke University and an Ed.D. from CSM. She joined the University in 2002.
Anna Fuder-Boehm has taught courses in nursing from lifespan through to pharmacology, and psychiatric nursing, including clinical teaching. Fuder-Boehm holds a B.S. in Nursing from Creighton University and a M.S. in Nursing from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She joined the University in 2006. Fuder-Boehm is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program at CSM.
Marcy Echternacht currently teaches psychiatric nursing theory and clinical courses and nursing concepts courses. Echternacht served on the Nebraska State Board of Nursing from January 2002 through December 2009. She was elected as President of the Nebraska Board of Nursing 2005 through 2009. She completed a B.S.N. degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a M.S. degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Echternacht has been a member of the Nursing Faculty at CSM since 2000.
Christi Glesmann has taught introductory nursing clinical, gerontology nursing clinical, pediatric nursing clinical and a course in trends and issues in nursing. Glesmann holds an A.S.N., B.S.N. and M.S.N. from CSM. She joined the University in 2006. Glesmann is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program at CSM.
Susan Liston has taught theory and clinical in women's health in nursing across the lifespan. She earned her B.S.N. from Mount Marty College, a Midwifery diploma from Frontier School of Midwifery, the Family Nurse Practitioner and a M.S.N. from Case Western Reserve University and is pursuing doctoral studies at CSM. She joined the University in 1994. Susan is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program at CSM.
Dr. Smid has been part of the CSM community since 1974. After many years in nursing administration, she returned to the classroom/clinical setting teaching courses in maternal child nursing, nursing legal/ethical issues and ethical issues in health care. Her primary clinical focus is pediatric care at Children's Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Smid holds a B.S.N. from Creighton University, a B.S. in Business from CSM, M.S.N. from University of Nebraska Medical Center and an Ed.D. from CSM.
Dr. Tufano is an Assistant Professor of Nursing who coordinates and teaches courses for the A.S.N. nursing program including: Nursing Fundamentals, Nursing Concepts, long-term care clinicals and advanced medical-surgical clinicals. Tufano holds a B.S.N. from the University of the Incarnate Word, an M.S.N. from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing and an Ed.D. with an emphasis on Health Care Professions from CSM. She joined the College in 2004.
Colette Kroeten currently teaches geriatric, medical surgical nursing, theory and clinical. She earned her AD from North Dakota State University, B.S.N. from Midland Lutheran College and M.S.N. from Nebraska Wesleyan. She joined CSM in 2010.
Roxanne Kardell teaches beginning concepts and beginning lab, intermediate clinica, and open lab. She has previously taught with the LPN program at CSM. Kardell has her A.S.N. and B.S.N. from CSM. She received a M.S.N. from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2011 with an education focus. Her clinical experience is in Post Intensive Nursing and she joined CSM in 2010.
Jennifer Kolker is a nursing fundamentals and complex care clinical instructor in the A.S.N. program. Her nursing background includes post-intensive care, cardiac intensive care, and surgical care across the continuum. She received her B.S.N. from Creighton University and M.S.N. from CSM. She joined CSM in 2011.
Jamie Hilderbrand is a nursing faculty member in the Associate of Science in Nursing program at CSM. She received her B.S.N. from CSM and Masters in Nursing Education from Nebraska Wesleyan. Hilderbrand's previous nursing experience included working in rural healthcare with a wide variety of patients. Areas of nursing included: labor and delivery, post partum, pre-operative/post operative, emergency room, acute care and medical/surgical.
Kristin Geist started teaching at CSM in 2011. She has an A.S.N. and B.S.N. from CSM and is currently enrolled in a Masterís in Nursing program. She has worked for six years as a pediatric nurse and is a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Tracey Green is a clinical instructor for the A.S.N. program and Faculty Advisor for the Student Nurses Association (SNA). She has taught OB clinical and a beginning level clinical for the A.S.N. program and taught in the PN program as adjunct faculty in summer 2009 and became full-time faculty in fall 2009. Green has medical-surgical/ pediatric experience along with a wealth of experience in maternal child nursing. Green has a B.S.N and a M.S.N. from Nebraska Methodist College. Tracey is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program at CSM.