Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Nursing Faculty

Anita Althans

Anita Althans, RNC, BSN, MSN
Associate Professor 

Education 
M.S.N. University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
B.S.N. University of Texas, Arlington

Professional Experience 
Professor Althans is certified by the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialities as an In-patient obstetrical nurse. She has co-authored a test bank for the 7th edition of Olds and London's Maternal-Newborn Nursing & Women's Health Care. She has received honorariums for reviewing book proposals as well. Ms. Althans' area of specialty is Labor and Delivery nursing, with a special interest in fetal monitoring.

Academic Experience
Professor Althans has been a registered nurse for 30 years. At present she is the Program Coordinator for the RN to BSN Online Degree Program. She is also the Course Coordinator for Community Health Nursing NSG 420 and teaches in Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Children. She joined the College in 1989 as a full time faculty member.

Professional Associations
Professor Althans has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing national honor society for 25 years. She is also a member of AWHONN, the National Association for Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. She is a member of the New Orleans District Nurses Association and serves on the Website committee.

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Georganna Leavesley

Valerie Anderson, RN, B.S.N.

Assistant Professor

Valerie Anderson, B.S.N.

Department/Program: Nursing

Abstract

Ms. Anderson has been a registered nurse for over eleven years. She has clinical experience with the pediatric acute and newborn population. Her experiences include the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), pediatric emergency, nursery and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).   She also has over 10 years experience orienting new graduates and new employees to the PICU and NICU.
Ms. Anderson joined OLHCC in the fall of 2014.   She is currently teaching with the faculty of Nursing 300: Maternal Child Nursing and she will be teaching in Nursing 205: Health Assessment and Nursing 203: Fundamentals of Nursing.

Curriculum Vitae

Enrolled in the Master’s program at LSUHSC (neonatal nurse practitioner program).
B.S.N. Our Lady of Holy Cross College

 

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Janae Arcement

Janaé Arcement
Assistant Professor 

Education
M.S.N., PNP Vanderbilt University
B.S.N. Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Professional Experience
Ms. Arcement has been a registered nurse for over eleven years. She has clinical experience working in pediatric acute, critical and primary care. Her graduate studies focused on the pediatric population, and she received her Masters of Science in Nursing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care.

Ms. Arcement also maintains a clinical nursing practice.

Academic Experience

Ms. Arcement joined OLHCC in the spring of 2007. She is currently teaching with the faculty of Nursing 300: Maternal Child Nursing, Nursing 420: Community Nursing and Nursing 200: Dimensions of Professional Nursing. Ms. Arcement is also the Co-Course Coordinator of Nursing 205: Health Assessment. Lecture topics include the Cardiovascular and Neurologic system, Hematologic disorders and selected disorders of the newborn. Ms. Arcement also has teaching experience in Nursing 203: Fundamentals of Nursing  and Nursing 302: Pathophysiology.

Ms. Arcement is also a Co-Moderator of the Student Ambassador Peer Success Program.

Ms. Arcement is the recipient of the Notre Dame Class of 1956 Endowed Professorship II Award in 2011.

Professional Associations 

Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing
Kappa Gamma Pi National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society 

 

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Kathleen DiMaggio

Kathleen DiMaggio, RN, MSN

Assistant Professor

Education
M.S.N. Loyola University
B.S.N. Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Professional Experience 
Professor DiMaggio has been a registered nurse for 16 years working in the areas of adult health and healthcare management. Ms. DiMaggio has worked for both Tulane Hospital and Ochsner Hospital in medical surgical and neurological departments. She has worked in home health as a field nurse, case manager, and director of nursing.  Ms. DiMaggio has served as director of nursing for an intermediate care facility for adults with developmental disabilities. She has worked in managed care in both quality improvement and disease management.

Academic Experience

Ms. DiMaggio has been a licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing since 1996.  In 2005, Professor DiMaggio completed a preceptorship in "Pallative Care" at Ochsner Foundation Hospital through Loyola University of New Orleans.

She joined the College in the fall of 2007. She teaches with faculty of Nursing 400 and Nursing 200 (Fall Semester) and with faculty of Nursing 308 and Nursing 402 (Spring Semester).

In November, 2005, Ms. DiMaggio received the Endowed Professorhip 1 in Nursing from the Eminent Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital.

Professor DiMaggio was the recipient of the St Louis Medallion from the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 1985.

Professional Associations
Member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
Nightingale Society
American Nurses Association
New Orleans District Nurses Association

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Raquel Engolio

Raquel Engolio, M.S.N., C.P.N.

Assistant Professor

Education
M.S.N. University of South Alabama
B.S.N. Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Professional Experience
Ms. Engolio has been a registered nurse for over eleven years. Her experience primarily involves working with acutely ill pediatric populations. She holds a CPN certification as a pediatric nurse. Her CPN credentials were awarded through the national Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). She was also selected as a PNCB CPN item writer. Her experience includes acute pediatric medical-surgical, pediatric intensive care, pediatric emergency room, and intermediate care of the neonates. She has experience working as a preceptor for newly employed nurses and with student nurses on pediatric units.

Academic Experience
Ms. Engolio joined the college in the fall of 2007. She was awarded the 2011 Cynthia H. Frances Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital Endowed Professorship II award. At present, she is teaching with the faculty of Nursing 300, Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Children and Nursing 203, Fundamentals of Nursing. Ms. Engolio is the coordinator of nursing lab activities and is a Co-Course Coordinator for Nursing 203.

Professional Associations 
Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society
Society of Pediatric Nurses 
American Nurses Association.

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Michael Mary Gutowski

Michael Mary Gutowski, RSM, DNS

Associate Professor

Education
M.N and D.N.S. Lousiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing New Orleans, Louisiana
B.S.N. Marillac College, St. Louis, Missouri

Professional Experience
Prior to assuming the faculty position at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Dr. Gutowski held various positions in nursing: staff nurse, associate director of nursing, director of nursing for a newly established health care center, consultant and university nursing educator.

Dr. Gutowski is a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, South Central Community and has held membership on regional community committees. She has also held membership on a number of Mercy Hospitals and the Board of Directors of the Sisters of Mercy Health System-St. Louis. Information on the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas may be found atwww.sistersofmercy.org

Academic Experience
Dr. Gutowski joined Our Lady of Holy Cross College Nursing Faculty in the fall of 1998 and is the Coordinator of Nursing 401 Leadership in Nursing. She also lectures in Nursing 400, Nursing 203 and Nursing 205.

Professional Organizations
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Epsilon Nu Chapter (1982----); 
Xi Psi Chapter (2000---)
American Nurses Association, Louisiana State Nurses Association, and the New Orleans District Nurses Association (1972---)

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Michael Mary Gutowski

Amy Hebert, RN, B.S.N.

Assistnat Professor

Education
Enrolled in the Master’s Degree program at University of Phoenix B.S.N. Nicholls State University

Professional Experience
Ms. Hebert has been a registered nurse for over twelve years.  Her experience primarily involves pediatric populations in multiple settings.  Her experience includes pediatric intensive care, pediatric emergency room care, pediatric acute care, community adolescent health, and intermediate care of the newborn.  She has experience managing the medical side of an adolescent school-based health center, has been a preceptor for new employees within the pediatric intensive care unit, and nursing students while in their community health rotations.

Academic Experience:
Ms. Hebert joined the college in October 2014.  She is currently teaching with the faculty of Nursing 300, Maternal Child Nursing , and she will be teaching Nursing 203, Fundamentals of Nursing. 

Professional Associations:
Louisiana Assembly of School-Based Health Centers
American Nurses Association
Society of Pediatric Nurses

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Jean Jackman

Jean Jackman, APRNC, M.N. 
Assistant Professor

Education
M.N. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing
B.S.N. Dillard University

Professional Experience

Ms. Jackman has been a registered nurse for many years with expertise in Obstetrics and Newborn Nursing. She is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is certified by the National Certification Corporation for Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties as a Maternal Newborn Nurse. She was also recognized as one of the Great 100 Nurses by the New Orleans District Association. Ms. Jackman started her nursing career in England where she graduated as a State Registered Nurse, State Certified Midwife, and a Registered Psychiatric Nurse.

Academic Experience
Ms. Jackman joined the college in 1994 as a part time instructor of nursing, in 2010 she accepted a position as an Assistant Professor. She teaches with the faculty of Fundamentals of Nursing (NSG 203) and Nursing Care of the Childbearing Woman and Children (NSG 300).

Ms. Jackman is a recipient of the Endowed Professorship 1 in Nursing from Eminent Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital.

Professional Organizations
Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society

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Antoinette Jefferson

Antoinette Jefferson MSN, RN 
Instructor

Education
Ph.D. Hampton University
M.S.N. Loyola University 
B.S.N. Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Professional Experience

Antoinette Jefferson has been a Registered Nurse for 19 years with clinical experience in the pediatric population, and 6 years of clinical experience with adult population and 8 years in nursing education. She has taught across the curriculum in Fundamentals, Adult-Health, and Pediatrics. Her dissertation topic title is “The Impact of Childhood Diabetes Mellitus in Low-Income African American Families”. She has joined the faculty at Our Lady of Holy Cross as part-time clinical adjunct.

Academic Experience
Antoinette has participated in presenting to nurse educators on a variety of topics including:  Virtual ATI in Real Time, Orlando, Florida; The Role of the Academic Counselor in Gathering and Interpreting ATI Data, Las Vegas, Nevada; Transforming the Second-Degree Accelerated Student, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and  The Transformation of the Second-Degree Accelerated Student-San Antonio, Texas. 

Professional Organizations
National League for Nursing 
American Nurses Association
New Orleans District Nurses Association
Xi Psi Chapter at Large of Sigma Theta Tau International
Golden Key International Honour Society
Cambridge Who’s Who
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Louisiana Great One Hundred Nurses

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Georganna Leavesley

Glenn Landry

Associate Professor

Education
MSN University of South Alabama, college of Nursing
BS  University of Southern Mississippi
Diploma, Touro Infimary School of Nursing

Professional Experience
Mr. Landry has been a registered nurse for over 30 years with his clinical expertise being in adult critical care and management/leadership.  His graduate studies included working with acutely ill and critically ill adults following the nursing education track.  While at South Alabama, he was awarded the Academic Excellence  award.   His experience includes working as a staff nurse in ICU as well as management experience where he was the director of ICU/ER/Telemetry/Med‐surg.  He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

Academic experience
Mr. Landry began in academics full time in 2008 where he lectured in management/leadership.  He has also done clinical in the med‐Surg and ICU areas.  He has  taught health assessment, Ethical/Legal issues in nursing, gerontology and advanced concepts in nursing.  Prior to teaching full time, he spent four years as adjunct clinical faculty.  Currently he is teaching in Nursing 400, lecturing on critical care topics and serving as a critical care clinical instructor

 

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Georganna Leavesley

Georganna Leavesley, Ph.D.

Instructor

Education
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology University of Houston
M.A. Clinical Psychology University of Houston
M.S.N. University of Texas at Austin
B.S.N. Texas Christian University

Professional Experience
Dr. Leavesley has thirty-four years of experience as a clinician, in hospital settings and gerontological centers, both medical/surgical and mental health. She has eighteen years of experience as a clinical psychologist, in inpatient and outpatient settings and as a private practitioner of outpatient therapy. Her speciality areas are in gerontology and depression.

Academic Experience
Dr. Leavesley has held the position of Nursing Instructor at San Jacinto Junior College, Pasadena, Texas, for 2 years and at OLHCC for 7 years. She has been a Teacher's assistant and clinical assistant in psychology at the University of Houston for 2 years.

Professional Associations
American Psychological Association
Louisiana Psychological Association

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Delinda Martin

Delinda Martin, RN, MSN, DNP, CPE

Assistant Professor 

Education 
D.N.P. University of South Alabama
M.S.N. University of Southern Mississippi
B.S.N. Loyola University
A.D.N. Southwest Mississippi Community College

Professional Experience
Professor Martin has 28 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse, in staff and charge positions in mental health and pediatrics areas.

Academic Experience
 Dr. Martin has been a registered nurse for twenty-eight years, with eighteen years in nursing education. She is a Certified Patient Educator, credentialed through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Dr. Martin is Course Coordinator for Nursing 402 Perspectives in Nursing.  Primary teaching areas are Community Health Nursing, Leadership and Management in Nursing, and Nursing Care of Children.

Dr. Martin's doctoral studies focused on quality improvement in health care and clinical practice specific to health literacy and medication management.  Her study, Improving Medication Management Among At-Risk Older Adults, was published in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 2012.

She was awarded the Cynthia H. Frances Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital Endowed Professorship II in Nursing, 2009-2011. Dr. Martin is a recipient of the 2012 Edna Stilwell Writing Award, Journal of Gerontological Nursing. She received the 2013 Hotel Dieu/Daughters of Charity Endowed Professorship in Nursing. 

Professional Associations
American Nurses Association
National League of Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau -International Society of Nursing
Louisiana State Nurses Association (LSNA)

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Marie McGregor

Marie McGregor, M.S.N., APRN

Assistant Professor 

Education
M.S.N. University of Alabama
B.S.N. Northwestern State University

Professional Experience
Professor McGregor has been a registered nurse for over 40 years with an emphasis in Adult Health Nursing and specialty in oncology nursing, and wound, ostomy,  continence nursing. She is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and a clinical nurse specialist. She is a Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse and maintained a private practice, Enterostomal Therapy Consultants for five years. She is also a legal nurse consultant.

Her graduate studies are in adult-health nursing with a focus in oncology. As part of her graduate studies she attended Stanford University's clinical specialty program in enterostomal therapy nursing. She has worked in many areas in medical-surgical nursing and has a wide range of clinical and leadership experiences.

A retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Louisiana Army National Guard, she served 30 years as an army nurse. During Desert Storm she served as head nurse of an intensive care ward in a mobile army surgical unit set up in Iraq.

 Academic Experience

She joined the college as a part-time assistant professor and has been full-time faculty since the fall of 2006. She teaches Nursing 400 in the fall semester and Health Assessment and Nursing 308 in the spring semester, lecturing on topics in cancer cell biology, renal, endocrine diseases.

Professional Associations
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
American Nurses Association
National League for Nursing
National Student Nurses' Association (sustaining member)
New Orleans District Nursing Association
Oncology Nurses Society
New Orleans Oncology Nurses
American Cancer Society
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society

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Faye Mitchell

Faye A. Mitchell, PhD, RN

Associate Professor 

Education
Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi
M.N.  Louisiana State University Medical Center
B.S.N. University of Texas at Austin
B.S.  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Professional Experience
Dr. Mitchell ‘s clinical experiences were primarily in emergency room, psychiatric/mental health nursing, and multiple management and administrative nursing positions. She is a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric/mental health nursing. She was a Fellow at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Leadership for Academic Nursing Programs and a Graduate of Leadership Hancock County.

Academic Experience
Dr. Mitchell joined OLHCC in Fall 2011. She has taught in Colorado, Louisiana and Mississippi in associate degree, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs. She is currently teaching Contemporary Issues in Nursing, Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice, Nursing Leadership & Decision Making, and Special Topics in Nursing in the RN to BSN online program. Dr. Mitchell has 20 years of academic experience.

She was awarded her PhD in Nursing Leadership. Her dissertation was titled, “A study to determine the incidence and relationship of demographic variables and self-esteem to the impostor phenomenon among nurse educators”. Her masters project was titled “Recognizable behavioral indicators of the clinically dependent nurse who is actively using as identified by nurse manager in the workplace”. She has co-authored several articles, written a book chapter, been a reviewer of books and various publications and a project faculty on two HRSA grants.

Professional Associations 
American Nurses Association
New Orleans District Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau International
American Psychiatric Nurses Association

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Linda Schexnaydre

Linda Schexnaydre, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor 

Education
M.S.N. University of South Alabama
B.S.N. State University of New York (Excelsior College)

Professional Experience 
Ms. Schexnaydre's primary nursing background is in psychiatric/mental health nursing and in community health nursing. In community nursing she worked overseas in the Sudan in a refugee camp for Ethiopian refugees. She has also worked as a school nurse, a nurse for the Red Cross Blood Services, a home health nurse and in a sexual assault nurse examiner program. Her psychiatric nursing experience includes 10 years as a child psychiatric nurse in inpatient psychiatry.

Academic Experience
Professor Schexnaydre joined the faculty of OLHCC in 1994. She also taught at Nicholls State University, Department of Nursing, for two years. Her specialty area is psychiatric mental-health nursing. She was a volunteer instructor of  English as a Second Language (ESL) for St. Anna's Latino Apostolate, Oportunidades Nola. Ms. Schexnaydre is also interested in transcultural nursing and the health care needs of underserved populations.

Professional Associations
Sigma Theta Tau, International Society of Psychiatric Nurses


 

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Eileen Stoll

Eileen H. Stoll, RN, MSN, CCRN, CMSRN 

Assistant Professor 

Education
M.S.N. University of South Alabama, College of Nursing
B.S.N. University of South Alabama, College of Nursing
A.S.N. Louisiana State University Medical Center, School of Nursing

Professional Experience
Ms. Stoll has been a registered nurse for over 25 years with her clinical expertise in adult critical care. Her graduate studies included working with acutely ill and critically ill adult patients following the Clinical Nurse Specialist track with adult health as the area of concentration. She was awarded the Leadership Award and Academic Excellence Award while in graduate school at the University of South Alabama. Ms. Stoll holds a certification in Adult Critical Care and Medical-Surgical Nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

Ms. Stoll presents professional workshops on care of the critically ill and acutely ill patient for registered nurses in New Orleans, throughout the state of Louisiana and at national conferences.

Academic Experience
Ms. Stoll is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing and teaches: Nursing IV, lecturing on topics in care of the critically ill patient and serves as a clinical critical care instructor; online course Pathophysiology for RNs in the RN-BSN program; Nursing I, lecturing on topics in the fundamentals of nursing and serves as a clinical instructor for nursing fundamentals; Coordinator of Nursing Research coordinating the course and teaching on topics of nursing research.

She joined the College as a part-time instructor in 1998 and became a full-time instructor in 2000.

 

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Kristy Walgamotte

Kristy Walgamotte Solis, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor 

Education
M.S.N. Loyola University New Orleans
B.S.N. Our Lady of Holy Cross College

Professional Experience
Ms. Solis has been a registered nurse for over a decade with an emphasis in oncology nursing. Her graduate studies included working with a vast population ranging from newborn to geriatrics, following the Family Nurse Practitioner track as her area of concentration.

Academic Experience
Ms. Solis is an Assistant Professor of Nursing. She joined the college in 2006 to teach with an emphasis in adult health in the following courses: Health Assessment, Nursing 308 (junior med-surg), and Nursing 400 (senior med-surg), lecturing on topics in the care of the immuno-compromised and the oncology client. Currently, she serves as the course coordinator for Nursing 400 (senior Med-Surg).

Professional Associations
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
Kappa Gamma Pi Honors Society
American Nurses Association
National League for Nursing,
National Student Nurses' Association (sustaining member)
New Orleans District Nursing Association

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Penny Winfield

Penny Winfield, MSN, RNC

Assistant Professor 


Education
M.N. University of Phoenix 
B.S.N. William Carey College of New Orleans

Professional Experience
Mrs. Winfield came to Our Lady of Holy Cross College in 2002 as a part-time instructor. She became a full time assistant professor in the Department of Nursing in 2009. She has 16 years of medical/surgical experience and 4 years of pediatric nursing. She has also served as a clinical instructor at Dillard University School of Nursing. She was a clinical orientation instructor nurse on the medical surgical unit at East Jefferson General Hospital for 5 years. She was a Great 100 Nurse in 1994.

Mrs. Winfield currently holds certification in Medical Surgical Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She was a Basic Life Support Instructor, a Heartsaver First Aid Instructor and an ACLS Provider with the American Heart Association. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Omicron Delta Chapter. She was awarded the Booth Bricker Fund Endowed Professorship for the 2011-2012 calendar year.  

Professional Associations
Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society 
American Medical Surgical Nurses Association 

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