Nursing Faculty and Staff
Dr. Kelly Fisher, RN
Associate Director of Masters Nursing Programs
Emily Smith, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNE
Lisa Courcy, MSN, RN-BC
Diane Ferguson, MSN, RN
Cindy Fichera, MSN, RN
Nancy Meedzan, DNP, RN, CNE
Deenie Porter, MS, RN, PMHCNS, BC
RN to BSN Advisor
Laurie McKechnie, MS, RN
Kathleen Rathbun, MS, RN
Anne Marie Grimes, M.Ed.
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. 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 University. Dr. Fisher has received grant funds to conduct research in the area of diabetes, critical thinking among BSN students and teaching methods in the classroom in an undergraduate curriculum. She has authored or co-authored articles for the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), The Journal of School Nursing, and The Diabetes Educator. She has been successful at receiving grant funding to support ongoing development of resources for the nursing labs. Dr. Fisher holds memberships in the National League for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing. Dr. Fisher teaches in the graduate nursing program.
Emily G. Smith, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNE, Associate Director of the Masters Nursing Programs, Assistant Professor Smith 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 2014. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Nurse and a Certified Nurse Educator and a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau. See more...
Lisa Courcy, MSN, RN-BC, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. Assistant Professor Courcy earned a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2005 and a BA in English and Education from Bridgewater State College. 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. Areas of clinical specialty include maternal-newborn, labor and delivery, and community health nursing. See more.....
Anne Marie Grimes, M.Ed, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Education in Organizational Management. Her work experience includes 20 years of service in the Education Field. Responsible for designing clinical and internship experiences, she enjoys working with students to aid them in building relations through experiential learning.
Nancy Meedzan, DNP, RN, CNE is Associate Professor of Nursing in the BSN and MSN programs at Endicott College. Courses taught in the BSN program include: NU 210 Fundamentals of Nursing, NU 230 Health Assessment, NU 230L Health Assessment Lab, NU 306 Nursing Research, NU 489 Senior Thesis I, NU 315 Intercultural Nursing, NU 211 Care of Adults Clinical. In the MSN program, Dr. Meedzan has taught NUR 565 Teaching Methods, NUR 508 Role Development in Nursing, and courses in the Global Health Nursing track. Dr. Meedzan earned her BSN degree from Boston College. Her clinical experience is varied and includes Cardiac Care, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Burn and Trauma, and Community Health Nursing where she held both staff and administrative postiions. Dr. Meedzan's reserach interests include teaching methods, Global Health, and HIV-AIDS. She has published in the Online Jornal of Nursing Informatics (OHNI) and The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. She is currently writing a book on Global Health Nursing for Springer Publishing Company.
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, PMHCNS, BC 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 and Senior Thesis. Her credentials include national certification to practice adult psychotherapy as a Nurse Clinical Specialist in Mental Health, an 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 over thirty 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 and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Kathleen Rathbun, MS, RN is Endicott College's Nursing Lab Coordinator. She works with students in all levels of the undergraduate nursing program in skills lab and simulation. Katie earned her BSN at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and her MS in Nursing Education at Endicott College. She continues to work on a medical-surgical unit at a community hospital. Katie is a member of the National League for Nursing and the Endicott College Honor Society of Nursing.
Nursing Directory and Faculty Profiles
For Further Information Contact
Dr. Kelly Fisher, RN
Dean, School of Nursing
Center for Nursing and Health Professions