Nursing Faculty

Faculty and Staff

Nursing courses are taught by full-time faculty. Class sizes are small, providing a low student/teacher ratio.

Barbara Landrum

Barbara Landrum, PhD., RN, CNE; Rush University, Chicago, IL, 1999
Chair, Associate Professor

Office:  Nursing Building 102
(870) 230-5508


Dr. Landrum teaches Nursing as a Profession, Research and Leadership Principles.

Cathy Reynolds

Cathy Reynolds, BSE, Henderson State University, 2001

Administrative Assistant

Office:  Nursing Building 101

(870) 230-5015

Department Secretary--provides information to prospective students.

Shelley Austin

Shelley Austin, RN, MNSc, UAMS, Little Rock, AR,  2009

Assistant Professor

Office:  Nursing Building 106

(870) 230-5379


Ms. Shelley Austin, Assistant Professor in Nursing--teaches Adult Health I and II Medical Surgical Nursing, Disaster and Emergency Nursing and Critical Care Nursing.

Charity Dawson

Charity Dawson, MNSc, RN, WHNP-BC, UAMS, Little Rock, AR, 2010

Assistant Professor

Office:  Nursing Building 103

(870) 230-5383

Mrs. Dawson teaches Palliative/Gerontologic Care Nursing and Family/Child Nursing.

Debbie Freyman

Debbie Freyman, MA, MSN, RN, University of Mexico-Albuquerque, NM, 1985

Assistant Professor

Office:  Nursing Building 104

(870) 230-5382

Mrs. Freyman teaches Basic Concepts Lab, Nursing as a Profession and Adult Health I and lab.


Patricia Loy

Patricia Loy, RN, MSN, Walden University, 2007

Assistant Professor

Office:  Nursing Building 108

(870) 230-5009


Mrs. Loy teaches Basic Concepts, Healthcare Delivery Theories, Transcultural Health and Adult Health III

Pam Shurett

Pam Shurett, PhD., RNP, MN, Clayton College of Natural Health, Birmingham, AL, 2011

Assistant Professor

Office:  Nursing Building 109

(870) 230-5378


Dr. Shurett teaches Adult Health II and Health Promotion & Wellness, Family Child Labs.

Lynette Smith

Lynette Smith, MNSc, RN, UAMS, Little Rock, AR, 1994

Assistant Professor

Office:  Nursing Building 107

(870) 230-5398


Ms. Smith teaches Adult Health I, Psych/Mental Health and Labs.

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