Nursing Faculty and Staff

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

Shelley Austin, DNP, MNSc, RN, Samford University, 2015
Chair & Assistant Professor
Nursing Building 102
870-230-5379
Dr. Austin teaches Adult Health II, III, and Disaster Nursing Emergency Preparedness.

Judy Carlyle, MSN, RN, UAMS, 2010 
Assistant Professor
Nursing Building 104
870-230-5089
Ms. Carlyle teaches Basic Concepts and Adult Health I

Charity Dawson, MNSc, RN, WHNP-BC, UAMS, Little Rock, AR, 2010
Assistant Professor
Nursing Building 103
870-230-5383
Mrs. Dawson teaches Nursing as a Profession, Palliative/Gerontologic Care Nursing and Family/Child Nursing.

Barbara Landrum, PhD., RN, CNE; Rush University, Chicago, IL, 1999
Associate Professor
Nursing Building 115
870-230-5508
Dr. Landrum teaches Research, Healthcare and Delivery Theories, and Leadership Principles.

Patricia Loy, Ed.D.. RN, Walden University, 2014
Assistant Professor
Nursing Building 108
870-230-5009
Dr. Loy teaches Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, Healthcare Delivery Theories, Transcultural Health, and Community Based Nursing

Trudi Sabaj, PhD., RN, University of Phoenix, 2017
Director, RN to BSN Completion Programs
Assistant Professor
Landmark Building - Hot Springs Campus
(501) 625-3834
Dr. Sabaj teaches Senior Capstone, Research, and Palliative Gerontologic Care Nursing

Pam Shurett, PhD., RNP, MN, Clayton College of Natural Health, Birmingham, AL, 2011
Assistant Professor
Nursing Building 109
870-230-5378
Dr. Shurett teaches Adult Health II and Health Promotion & Wellness, Family Child Labs.

Lori Smith, APRN, DNP, FNP-C, Univ. of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 2014
Assistant Professor
Nursing Building 106
870-230-5273
Dr. Smith teaches Research, Adult I Lab, and Adult II Lab

Tammie Townsend, MNSc, RN, UAMS, 2005
Assistant Professor
Nursing Building 114
870-230-5435    
Ms. Townsend teaches Adult Health II and Lab, Transcultural Health and Health Promotion & Wellness

Cathy Reynolds, BSE, Henderson State University, 2001 
Nursing Office Coordinator
Nursing Building 101
870-230-5015
Ms. Reynolds provides information to prospective and current students and is Nursing Admissions Coordinator.