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Meet Our Faculty

Dr. Marian Jamison

Dr. Marian Jamison, PhD, MBA, RN

Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Director of Clinical Nurse Leader Program 

Dr. Jamison earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Kansas City Kansas Community College, and she earned the following 4 degrees from the University of Kansas: (a) Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, (b) Master’s Degree in Nursing, (c) Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and (d) PhD in Nursing with a minor in Health Care Finance.

 She has over 35 years of teaching experience in nursing. Her teaching experience includes 18 years teaching associate degree nursing students, 8 years teaching graduate nursing students at another university, and 10 years teaching graduate nursing students at Washburn University School of Nursing. Current teaching responsibilities include graduate level courses in financial management and healthcare economics.

Since arriving at Washburn University she has served in the position of Associate Dean in the School of Nursing with the rank of professor. Her background includes medical and surgical nursing at a variety of public and private hospitals. While pursuing the Master’s Degree in Business Administration she was awarded the Commonwealth Fund Executive Nurse Fellowship in 1988. Recent scholarship activities include writing grant applications to the Health Resource and Service Administration for the Washburn University School of Nursing. Publications address AIDS education, mobility and fatigue in chronic illness, fear of falling in adults with rheumatoid arthritis, and implementation of a care coordinator role.

Jeanne Catanzaro

Dr. Jeanne Catanzaro, EdD, RN

Assistant Professor
Director of RN-to-BSN Program

Jeanne has been the RN to BSN Program Director since August 2014. Prior to this position, she was an Assistant Professor teaching in the prelicensure program since 2008 and the graduate program since 2012. She has taught medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology, health assessment, and nursing informatics. In addition to her role as program director,Jeanne serves on the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is a Course Reviewer for Quality Matters.

Jeanne graduated from St. Mary's College with an ADN, St. Louis University with a BSN, University of Missouri - Kansas City with an MSN, and is currently completing her doctorate specializing in educational technology and e-learning.

Lori Cue

Lori Cue, MSN, RN

Adjunct Faculty

Lori teaches in the DNP & CNL program.

Dr. Annie Collins

Dr. Annie Collins, PhD, MSN-Ed, RN

Assistant Professor

Dr. Collins has been a registered nurse for over forty-years. She holds a BSN and MSN from Fort Hays University and a PhD from Kansas State University. She has been a clinician, educator and community leader. Since 2001, she has been teaching at Washburn University in the undergraduate and graduate programs. As a member of local, state, national, and global action groups she has participated in efforts to address complex health issues and promote health for all populations. Annie enjoys working with students to meet their educational needs and encourages them to understand the vital role of the nurse leader.

Dr. Lori Edwards

Dr. Lori Edwards, DNP, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

Lori teaches in the BSN and MSN programs.

Dr. Shirley Waugh

Dr. Shirley Waugh, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Dr. Waugh earned her BSN in 1981 from the University of Kansas, her MSN from Washburn University in 2009 (Public Health Track), and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Kansas in 2015 with a minor focus of Research Methods for Patient Safety and Care. She has worked in critical care, dialysis, and more recently medical-surgical nursing. Her dissertation research focused on pressure ulcer prevention and reliability of quality indicators. Dr. Waugh teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.teaches in the BSN and DNP programs.

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