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
Ms. Austin teaches Adult Health II, III, and Disaster Nursing Emergency Preparedness.

Charity Dawson, MNSc, RN, WHNP-BC, UAMS, Little Rock, AR, 2010
Assistant Professor
Nursing Building 103
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
Dr. Landrum teaches Research, Healthcare and Delivery Theories, and Leadership Principles.

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

Katharine-Nina McCoy, BSN, MSN/FNP, RN, UCA, 2004 
Assistant Professor
Nursing Building 113

Ms.McCoy teaches Basic Concepts, Adult I and Lab.

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

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

Tammie Townsend, MNSc, RN, UAMS, 2005
Assistant Professor
Nursing Building 114
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
Ms. Reynolds provides information to prospective and current students and is Nursing Admissions Coordinator.