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The Professors

Faculty of SNU School of Nursing as a whole represent a wide variety of clinical expertise. Practice areas include Mental Health, Advanced Practice Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nursing Specialist in Gerontology, Cardiology, Maternal Child Health, Medical-Surgical, Community Health, Administration, and Global Health. Several faculty hold specialty certifications for practice.

Faculty have a number of service commitments. The types of service include positions as Chair of the Oklahoma State Board of Long Term Care Examiners; Advisory Board, Cactus Ministries; Vice President, Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society for Nursing International.

Faculty also have a number of research interests and publications. Faculty have completed post doctoral fellowships in research regarding dementia, arts integration into nursing curriculum. Publications include contributions to textbooks, dementia care, nursing theory, and global health.

Susan J Barnes, PhD, RN, CNE, FCN Dr. Susan Barnes
Chair, School of Nursing   
(405) 491-6663 

B.S.N., Nursing University of Texas at Arlington, 1980;
M.S.N. University of Texas Health Science Center, 1985;
Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, 1998

Positions held: Founding Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, St. Gregory’s University, Chair of Graduate Studies and later Chair of Transformative and Global Education, Oklahoma City University, Kramer School of Nursing. Director of the M.S. Program, School of Nursing, Southern Nazarene University, Post Doctoral Gerontological Nurse Research Fellow, Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Hospital, Assistant Professor, OU College of Nursing, Coordinator, Division of Nursing and Health Technology, Cochise College; Director of Student Health and Wellness, Our Lady of the Lake University;

Mary Hibbert, Ph.D., RNProfessor Mary Hibbert
(405) 491-6612

B.S., Pittsburg State University, 1987;
M.S., University of Kansas, 1994;
Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, 2010

Positions held: Staff Nursing positions in Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas, 1987-2002; Director of Nursing, Arolyn Heights Adult Care Center, Chanute, Kansas, 1991-1992; Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas, 1992-1993; Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Mid America Nazarene College, 1993-1995; Mobile Immunization Coordinator, Swope Parkway Health Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1994-1995. Southern Nazarene University, 1995-.

Michelle CrilloMichelle Crillo, DNP, RN, CIC
Assistant Professor 
(405) 717-6202

B.S.N., University of Central Oklahoma, 2011;
M.S.N., Western Governors University, 2012;
D.N.P., American Sentinel University, 2019

Positions held: Staff nursing positions 2011-2013; Director of Infection Prevention and Employee Health, 2014-2015; Director of Education, 2014-2017; Director of Nursing, 2017-2019; Adjunct Nursing Faculty, 2013-2019, Southern Nazarene University, 2019- present.

Scholarly writings include: Effect of an Educational Intervention on Staff Nurse Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice Guidelines for Hip Fracture Patients (2012), Physician-Ownership Benefits (2017), and Impact of Preoperative Education on Inpatient Fall Rates Within the Orthopedic Patient Population (2019).

Breonna ColemanBreonna Coleman, BSN, RN
Associate Professional Specialist
(405) 491-6613

B.S., Rogers State University, 2013;
B.S.N, Langston University, 2015

Positions held: Breonna’s clinical experience includes four years in critical care and two in the trauma/intensive care unit at a Level One facility. Breonna previously served as an adjunct professor with Southern Nazarene University from 2017-2019, when she joined the team as a full time member. She is currently enrolled in the Master's of Science in Nursing program with an emphasis on Nursing Education at the University of Central Oklahoma. Certifications include Trauma Nurse Core Course since 2017 as well as current certifications in American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support.

Brittany CummingsBrittany Cummings, DNP APRN, FNP-C
Assistant Professor
(405) 491-6613

B.S.N, Southern Nazarene University, 2014;
D.N.P, Oklahoma City University, 2018

Positions held: Brittany’s clinical experience includes four years in intensive care and intermediate care in pediatric and adult settings. She previously served as an adjunct professor with Southern Nazarene University in 2018 and joined the team as a full-time faculty member in January 2019. Certifications include Family Nurse Practitioner through American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (2018), as well as current certifications in American Heart Association&Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support. Professional memberships include Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Saundra MedranoSaundra Medrano, RN, Ph-D-c, CNE
Assistant Professor
(405) 717-6217

A.A.S., Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, 1993;
B.S.N., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1999;
M.S.N., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2003

Positions held: Saundra’s clinical experience includes numerous years in intensive care, critical care, medical surgical nursing as well hospice and home health. Saundra previously served as a tenured Associate Professor of Nursing at Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City. She worked for ATI until recently performing NCLEX reviews all over the United States. Saundra also served as the Dean of Nursing at Brown Mackie College for several years and then became an Associate Director of Nursing at Redlands Community College. Saundra joined the team as a full-time faculty member in August 2019.

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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