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Meet the Nursing Faculty & Staff

Christi Glesmann, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
Nurse Administrator
Professor of Nursing

ASN Nursing, College of Saint Mary
BSN Nursing, College of Saint Mary
MSN Nursing Education, College of Saint Mary
EdD Health Professions Education, College of Saint Mary

Areas of Expertise
Teaching: Fundamentals of Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Nursing Research, Nursing Leadership; Other areas include leadership and student success

Accomplishments and Published Articles
Scholarship Challenge Grant, Harper Family Foundation
Outstanding Leadership Award, CSM
Outstanding Service Award, CSM

Involvement
Nebraska Assembly of Nursing Deans and Directors Chair
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Nebraska Nurse Educator member
Cub Scout Mid-American Council Pack 389 Committee Chair
Resource Nurse-Building Blocks Daycare, Omaha

cglesmann [at] csm.edu
Jennifer Kuchta, Ed.D., MSN, MBA, RN
Director of the Practical Nursing Certificate Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing

ASN Nursing, Northeast Community College
AA Florida Community College
BSN Nursing, Jacksonville University
MBA Business Administration, Kaplan University
MSN Nursing, Barnes-Jewish College of Nursing and Allied Health
EdD Health Professions Education, College of Saint Mary

Areas of Expertise
Practical nursing, Introduction to pharmacology, Psychosocial concepts, Nutrition

Involvement
TeamMates mentor
Nebraska Nurse Honor Guard
Nebraska Association of Nursing Deans and Directors Secretary
Sigma Theta Tau International Gamma Pi-At Large Chapter Secretary
First Lutheran Church volunteer

jkuchta [at] csm.edu
Megan Ray, Ed.D., MSN, RN
Director of Undergraduate Nursing
Assistant Professor of Nursing

BSN Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center
MSN Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center
EdD Education, Nebraska Methodist College

Areas of expertise
Pediatrics, Fundamentals of Nursing, Health Assessment, Nursing Research

Accomplishments and published articles
Student Senate Job Well Done Nominee, 2022, 2023
Student Senate Job Well Done Recipient, 2017
CSM Outstanding Faculty Award Nominee, 2019, 2020
CSM Inspiring Excellence Award Nominee, 2019

Involvement
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, peer evaluator
National League for Nursing, Next Gen Item Writing Committee
National Council of State Boards of Nursing-NCLEX, RN Item Writing Panel
Elkhorn Ridge Middle School, director chair
Make-A-Wish Nebraska,
Elkhorn South High School Soccer Club

mray [at] csm.edu
Monica Cantrell, MSN, APRN
Instructor of Nursing

BSN Nebraska Methodist College
MSN University of Nebraska Medicine

mcantrell [at] csm.edu
Alejandra Gonzales-Cabrera, PhD,MSN, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing

BSN Nursing, University of Iowa
BS Psychology, University of Iowa
MSN Nursing, University of Iowa
PhD Nursing, University of Iowa

Areas of Expertise
Mental health, culture and spirituality in nursing, fundamentals in nursing

Accomplishments and Published Articles
University of Iowa Graduate Student Fellowship, 2016-2020
Iowa Recruitment Fellowship

acabrera [at] csm.edu
Linda Hoven, DNP, MSN, APRN, NP-C, LCCE, CLC
Assistant Professor of Nursing

ASN Nursing, College of Saint Mary
BSN Nursing, College of Saint Mary
MSN Nursing Education, Saint Joseph's College
Post MSN CAGS, Saint Joseph's College
DNP Methodist College

Areas of Expertise
Clinical and nursing theory, prenatal care, childbirth

Accomplishments and Published Articles
Faculty Scholar in President’s Initiative for Inclusive Excellence in the Classroom

lhoven [at] csm.edu
Mia Jackson MSN, RN
Instructor of Nursing

BSN Nursing, College of Saint Mary
MSN Nursing, Nebraska Methodist College

Areas of Expertise
Obstetrics, Fundamentals of nursing

Accomplishments and Published Articles
Methodist Women’s Hospital Clinical Nurse Excellence Award, 2022
Nebraska Nurses Association Positive Image of Nursing Award, 2022
Methodist Health System Meaning of Care Award, 2021

Involvement
Sigma Theta Tau International Board Member

mjackson [at] csm.edu
Susan Liston, MSN, RN
Instructor of Nursing

Midwifery Diploma, Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
BSN Nursing, Mount Marty College
MSN Nursing, Case Western Reserve University

sliston [at] csm.edu
Mary Lopez, MSN, RN
Instructor of Nursing

ASN Nursing, College of Saint Mary
BSN Nursing, Nebraska Methodist College
​MSN Nursing Education, Nebraska Methodist College
EdD in progress

Areas of Expertise
Nursing

Accomplishments and Published Articles
2022 CSM Inspiring Excellence Award

Involvement
Nebraska Appleseed and Inclusive Communities Volunteer

mlopez [at] csm.edu
Shamra Lundeen, MSN, RN
Instructor of Nursing

BSN Nursing, College of Saint Mary 
MSN Nursing, Nebraska Methodist College

Areas of Expertise
Adult Inpatient Car, Progressive Care/Stepdown, Stroke, Heart and Vascular

Involvement
Student Nurses Association Faculty Leader
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

slundeen [at] csm.edu
Carolyn Nelson, MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor

BSN South Dakota State University
MSN Aspen University

cnelson [at] csm.edu
Cody Smith, MSN, BSN
Instructor of Nursing

ASN Nursing, College of Saint Mary
BSN Nursing, Nebraska Methodist College 
MSN Nebraska Methodist College

Accomplishments and Published Articles
Daisy Award Nominee, Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy

Involvement
Omaha Rapid Response Disaster Relief Team, Medical team member, secretary/treasurer
Much Ministries Inc., Haiti team group leader, administrative assistant
Jubilee Kids Inc., Haiti medical team group leader
Klinik Jubilee, Gonaives, Haiti – Board of Directors
Creighton University School of Nursing, Dedicated Education Unit Preceptor

csmith1 [at] csm.edu
Amber Stoltenberg, EdD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing

DN Nursing, BryanLGH College of Health Sciences
MSN Nursing, Nebraska Methodist College
EdD Education, Nebraska Methodist College

Areas of Expertise
Acute Medical-Surgical Nursing, Multi-System Nursing

Accomplishments and Published Articles
Job Well Done Nominee, CSM, 2022
Outstanding Faculty Member Award Nominee, CSM, 2020
Caring Kind Award Recipient, CHI Alegent Creighton Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, 2013
Caring Kind Award Nominee, CHI Alegent Creighton Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, 2011

Involvement
Millard West High School
Millard West High School Band Boosters
School Improvement Team for Beadle Middle School
Reagan Elementary School
Sigma Theta Tau counselor

astoltenberg [at] csm.edu
Veronica Thompson, MSN, RN
Instructor of Nursing

BSN Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University
MSN Nursing Education, Western Governors University 
PhD, University of Missouri, in progress

Areas of Expertise
Pediatric nursing

 

vthompson [at] csm.edu
Tracey Toney, EdD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Nursing Simulation Coordinator

BSN Nursing, Nebraska Methodist College
MSN Nursing, Nebraska Methodist College
EdD Health Professions Education, College of Saint Mary

Areas of Expertise
Maternal Child Nursing and Simulation

Accomplishments and Published Articles
Poster presentation at the 4th Annual Heartland Interprofessional Education Conference (HIPE): Connecting the Clinic to the Classroom in IPE with Women’s Health Community Partners
Trained Facilitator for the Poverty Simulation and Health Equity Simulation

Involvement
Nebraska Nurse Honor Guard
 

ttoney [at] csm.edu
Kaitlyn Vogt, EdD MSN, BSN, RN, PCCN
Assistant Professor of Nursing

BSN Nursing, Nebraska Methodist College
MSN Nursing Education, Nebraska Methodist College
EdD Education, Nebraska Methodist College

Areas of Expertise
Acute Care Nursing, Cardiac Care, Critical Care, Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing

Accomplishments and Published Articles
Utilization of High-Fidelity Simulation in Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Nebraska Nurses’ Association Conference, Lincoln, NE, Oct. 7-8, 2022.
Utilization of High-Fidelity Simulation in Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Next Gen Learning Conference, Buena Vista, FL, Feb. 17-18, 2023.

Involvement
Sigma Nursing – Gamma Phi Vice President
Foodbank for the Heartland Volunteer
Red Cross Blood Donation & Program Leader

kvogt [at] csm.edu
Jenna Woster, PhD, MSN, MA
Associate Professor of Nursing

BSN Nursing, College of Saint Mary
MSN Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center
MA Christian Spirituality, Creighton University
PhD Human Services, emphasis in Gerontology

jwoster [at] csm.edu
Kathleen Zajic, EdD, MSN, RN
Professor of Nursing

BSN Nursing, Creighton University
MSN Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center
EdD Health Professions Education, College of Saint Mary

kzajic [at] csm.edu
Stephanie Rupp, MS, RDN, EdD(c)
Director, HPSSC and Clinical Coordinator

BS Dietetics, Iowa State University
MS Health Sciences with an emphasis in Nutrition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
EdD(c)

srupp [at] csm.edu
Donna Dawson
Administrative Assistant, Nursing Department
ddawson [at] csm.edu