The St. John’s College Board recently voted to approve the promotion of three faculty members.

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Judy Shackelford, RN, PhD, has been promoted to full professor. Dr.  Shackelford teaches courses in medical-surgical nursing and leadership. She led the development of the college Department of Continuing Education, which was recently accredited with Distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission and was a key leader in the development of the Hospital Sisters Health System Franciscan Inspired Leadership Program for front-line managers.

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Gloria Brummer, RN, DNP, CEN, CNE has been promoted to Associate Professor.  Dr. Brummer teaches courses in medical-surgical nursing and leadership. Dr. Brummer holds certification in Emergency Nursing and is a Certified Nurse Educator. She is a leader within the college and within Illinois in designing interprofessional education and simulation experiences for nursing students and allied health professionals.

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Michelle McCarthy, RN, DNP, NE-BC, CPHQ has been promoted to Assistant Professor.Dr.McCarthy teaches courses in community and public health nursing, nursing research and medical-surgical nursing. She holds certification as a Nurse Executive and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. She led the inter-state authorization of the RN-BSN on-line program and serves as chair of the college Academic Affairs Committee.

Faculty promotions become effective August 1, 2014.