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Wanda R. Sparks RN, PhD, CLN
Nursing Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Nursing
PhD, Organizational Leadership, University of the Incarnate Word
MS in Nursing, Adult Nursing, Concentration in Administration, University of the Incarnate Word
BS in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. Sparks has more than 20 years nursing experience in private, public and military healthcare facilities. In addition, she has taught nursing for more than a decade. She brings a strong mix of classroom and practical experience to the nursing program.
Nannette Alteza, RN, PhD, CDE
PhD, Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
MS in Nursing, University of Texas-Pan American
BS in Nursing, University of Toronto
Dr. Alteza’s areas of expertise include diabetes management, and Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in adolescents. Her clinical experience includes Diabetes Education, Behavioral Health and Nursing Management.
Marilyn Lynch-Goddard, CNL, RN, MSN, PhD-Candidate
PhD-Candidate, Health Services: Leadership, Walden University
MS in Nursing, University of the Incarnate Word
BS in Nursing, University of the Incarnate Word
Professor Lynch-Goddard is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and eight other nursing organizations. She has been a registered nurse since 1995 and has worked in a variety of specialties including medical/surgical, neurology, physical rehabilitation, telemetry, orthopedics, post-partum, psychiatry including chemical dependency, correctional nursing, home health and RN-surveyor for the state, and long term care regulatory services. She has been a staff nurse, clinical coach, charge nurse, nursing supervisor and director of nursing.
Professor Lynch-Goddard has taught medical/surgical nursing, health assessment, mental health nursing, current issues in nursing, nursing leadership and management, fundamentals of nursing, pharmacology and nursing roles.
Julie Stuckey, RN, MSN, ANP, AANP, NP-C
MS in Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt University
Professor Stuckey’s practice settings have been in a rural general practice, Hill Country Mission for Health for under-served patients, cardiology practice in both university and private practice settings. She is currently an Adult Nurse Practitioner and the OLLU Director of Health Services. She has served in faculty positions for both LVN and RN programs, and is a life member of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Medical Committee. A member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Professor Stuckey is passionately focused on a patient-centered practice and a student-focused learning environment.
Tracey Swanson, RN, MSN, DNP
DNP or Doctor of Nursing Practice, Western University of Health Sciences, California
MS in Nursing, University of Phoenix-Southern California
BS in Biology, California State University
Associate Degree in Nursing, Santa Ana College, California
Associate of Science Degree in Administrative/Clinical, Santa Ana College, California
Professor Swanson has spent more than a decade in the nursing field and has worked in a variety of specialties including management, OB/GYN, pediatric intensive care, post-partum, medical/surgical, pharmacy and education. She has been teaching in traditional and online programs since 2007.
Deborah D. Reeves
Nursing Program Coordinator
MA in Organizational Management, Spring Arbor University
BA in Family Life Education, Spring Arbor University
AA in Business Administration, Central Texas College
Debbie has over 10 years of management and administrative experience and has worked in a variety of office environments. She was formerly State certified in American Sign Language as an interpreter to the Deaf in both Michigan and Texas. She worked as an Advocate for the Deaf as the Director of an interpreter referral agency in southwest Michigan. In addition, Debbie sits on the board of a non-profit agency that supports international missions and basic healthcare.
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