Doctor of Nursing Practice Faculty 

Sharon Kopis 

Ed.D., MS, RN, CNE, FNP-C
Director, Doctoral Studies

 

Education

  • Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction Design/Higher Education - Argosy University
  • Post M.S.N. Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner - Old Dominion University
  • M.S.N - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.S.N. - Liberty University
  • A.D.N. - Bluefield State College

Certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse Educator - National League for Nursing 

Research/Interests

  • Spiritual Care, Nursing Administration

Clinical Practice

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Contact

  Email Dr. Kopis

 


Kimberly Brown

DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Education

  • DNP - Case Western Reserve University
  • M.S.N. - Jefferson College of Health Sciences
  • B.S.N. - College of Health Sciences
  • A.D.N. - College of Health Sciences 

Certifications

  • Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC)

Research/Interests

  • Teaching Effectiveness in Nursing Education
  • Spiritual Care

Clinical Practice

  • Adult Acute Care

Contact

  Email Dr. Brown


Cynthia Goodrich

Ed.D., M.S.N., RN, CNE

Education

  • Ed.D. - University of Sarasota
  • Post M.S.N. Certificate Gerontology - Lynchburg College
  • M.S.N - University of Virginia 
  • B.S.N. - Russel Sage College

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Educator - National League for Nursing 

Research/Interests

  • Pain Management
  • Leadership

Clinical Practice

  • Acute Spinal Cord and Orthopaedics
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Research Coordinator
  • Magnet Program Director 

Contact

 Email Dr. Goodrich

 


Kimberly Little

Ph.D., RN, CNE

Education

  • Ph.D. Nursing Education -  University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
  • M.S.N Nursing Education  - Gardener Web University
  • B.S.N. - Lenoir Rhyne College

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Educator - National League for Nursing 

Research/Interests

  • Folic Acid Supplementation
  • Factors Associated with Nursing Student Attrition in Pre-Licensure Programs

Clinical Practice

  • Children with Special Needs

Contact

  Email Dr. Little


Dorothy Murphy

M.S.N., RN, FNP-BC

Education

  • M.S.N - Wright State University
  • B.S.N. - University of Rio Grande
  • A.D.N. - Rio Grande Community College

Certification

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Research/Interests

  • Cardiovascular Care

Clinical Practice

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Contact

 Email Professor Murphy


 

Lynne Sanders

Ed.D., M.S.N., RN, CNE

Education

  • Ed.D. Counseling Psychology - University of Sarasota
  • M.S.N - University of Virginia 
  • B.S.N. - Liberty University
  • Diploma in Nursing - Lynchburg General Hospital

Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Educator - National League for Nursing 

Research/Interests

  • Cardiovascular Clinical Research
  • Spiritual Care
  • Nursing Satisfaction
  • Stress and Coping

Clinical Practice

  • Critical care
  • Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Hospice and End-of-Life Care

Contact

 Email Dr. Sanders