Academic Advising

Graduate Nursing Staff Contacts

For questions related to your plan of study, registering for courses or making a petition, please contact one of our staff advisors in the Office of Graduate Affairs at

Assistant Director, Graduate Student Services
Ayanna Lopez

Coordinator, Graduate Student Services
Tijuana Rollins


Information Sessions for Prospective Students 


Graduate Nursing Faculty Contacts

Students enrolled in a graduate nursing program typically receive advising from a faculty advisor or program coordinator. This advising may include professional development, career opportunities and post-graduation plans.

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP, Certificate)
Dr. Christopher Blackwell

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
Dr. Melanie Keiffer

Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
Dr. Melanie Keiffer

Advanced Practice Nursing (DNP)
Dr. Melanie Keiffer

Nurse Educator (MSN, Certificate)
Dr. Michele Upvall

Nursing and Healthcare Simulation (MSN)
Dr. Mindi Anderson

Healthcare Simulation (Certificate)
Dr. Mindi Anderson

Nursing Leadership and Management (MSN)
Dr. Diane Andrews

Nurse Executive (DNP)
Dr. Diane Andrews

Research Nurse Scientist (PhD in Nursing)
Dr. Donna Neff