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
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
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

Katharine-Nina McCoy, BSN, MSN/FNP, RN, UCA, 2004 
Assistant Professor
Nursing Building 113
870-230-5382

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
870-230-5378
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
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.