Nursing Faculty and Staff
Kelly Fisher, Dean
Mary Findeisen, Graduate Program Director
Anne Marie Grimes
Information About Our Faculty and Staff:
Kelly Fisher, PhD, RN, is Dean and Associate Professor and has over twenty years of teaching experience in higher education nursing programs. She has a specialty in Adult Medical/Surgical nursing and teaches Thesis I and Master in Nursing courses. Her educational background includes a PhD in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island, Master of Science in Nursing from Russell Sage College, and a BSN from Fitchburg State College. She has received grant funds to conduct research in the area of diabetes, critical thinking among BSN students and teaching methodology with technology in an undergraduate curriculum. She has published in Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), The Journal of School Nursing, and The Diabetes Educator. Dr. Fisher holds memberships in the National League for Nursing, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and is the past president of Eta Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing.
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Mary Findeisen, PhD, RN is Director of the Master of Science Program in Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Boston, her Master of Science in Nursing from Salem State College with a role specialization in Nursing Education and a clinical specialization in Community Health Nursing and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Findeisen is a member of the National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Eastern Nursing Research Society and is past president of the Respiratory Nursing Society. She has been part of a team of nurse educators who received federal funding to increase diversity in nursing. Dr. Findeisen has been a nurse educator for over 20 years. She continues to work per diem nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Lisa Courcy, MSN, RN-BC is an assistant professor teaching Care of Childbearing Families, Care of Children, and Community Health. She is a graduate of Bridgewater State College with a BA in English and Education. After teaching for several years at the high school level, she returned to college to become a registered nurse, receiving an AD in Nursing from Massasoit Community College, and earning a Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2005. Areas of clinical specialty include maternal-newborn, labor and delivery, and community health nursing. See more.....
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Cindy Fichera MSN, RN is an assistant professor teaching Adult Acute Care, Pharmacology, and the Internship and Seminar for the senior nursing class. Professor Fichera earned her BSN from the University of Massachusetts and her MSN from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Her academic experience consists of five years teaching in a nursing program. Her clinical area of expertise is in Emergency, Critical Care Nursing and Trauma. Her clinical experience includes mentoring and precepting nurses into the EMS system. She is an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor for the Merrimack Valley Consortium Hospitals and is the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) provider. In addition to teaching at Endicott College Professor Fichera continues to work per diem as an cardiac nurse in a community hospital.
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Anne Marie Grimes, M.Ed, Nursing Clinical Coordinator is a graduate of Endicott College having received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Education in Organizational Management. In her role Anne Marie is responsible for designing clinical and internship experiences for the School of Nursing.
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Diane Ferguson, MSN, RN is Endicott College's Nursing Lab Coordinator, supporting all levels of the nursing program through the development of simulation scenarios and skills clinics for nursing students to practice patient care. She earned her BSN degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her MS in Nursing Education from Walden University. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Diane's background includes experience in medical-surgical units, psychiatry, maternal-newborn nursing, pediatrics, and as a sexual assault forensic examiner or S.A.F.E. She especially focuses on environmental health, and has been a member of PA Nurses Association Environmental Health Committee, and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, teaching and working on the development of environmental health awareness in governmental legislation and nursing education.
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Nancy Meedzan, DNP, RN is an assistant professor teaching Health Assessment, Nursing Research, and the clinical component of Care of Adults. She earned her BS degree from Boston College School of Nursing, an MSN from Salem State College and a DNP degree at Regis College. She has taught in the nursing program for five years teaching medical surgical nursing. Her clinical experience is varied and includes Cardiac Care, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Burn and Trauma Unit, and Community Health nursing where she held both staff and administrative positions. She has co-authored an article on the use of iClickers in nursing education with Dean Fisher. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the Massachusetts Nurses Association.
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Cheryl Nally is the Administrative Assistant for the School of Nursing. She joined Endicott in 2011 and is a graduate of Katharine Gibbs.
Deenie Porter, MS, RN-BC, APRN is an Associate Professor at Endicott in the Nursing Department. She teaches in the areas of Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Nursing Leadership/Management. Her credentials include national certification to practice adult psychotherapy as a Nurse Clinical Specialist in Mental Health, a MS in Psychiatric Nursing from Rutgers University and a BS in Nursing from Boston University. Before coming to Endicott, Professor Porter taught at Boston University in both the graduate and undergraduate nursing program. She has specialized in providing mental health services in the community and hospital setting for twenty seven years. Professor Porter authored worksheets to accompany two text books in Psychiatric Nursing that were published by Mosby Publishing Company. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau the International Nursing Honor Society.
Emily G. Smith, MSN, RN, CRRN is an Assistant Professor, teaching Fundamentals of Nursing and Nursing Research. She received her BS in Administration of Healthcare Services from Ithaca College, her AS in Nurse Education from North Shore Community College and her MSN from Salem State College. She is currently enrolled at Regis College in Weston, MA, working on her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, with an expected date of graduation in May 2013. See more...
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Dean, School of Nursing