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Carol Amole, M.S.N., R.N. – Assistant Professor

Carol-AmoleCarol Amole received her master’s degree in nursing from Florida Atlantic University. She was awarded a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Alderson Broaddus College. Professor Amole has been a nurse for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of roles in healthcare including staff nurse, nurse manager as well as a staff educator before teaching full time. Her areas of expertise include Psychiatric Nursing and Nursing Ethics.

Professor Amole is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7558. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at camole@irsc.edu.

Heather Brigance, M.S.N. - Assistant Professor

Heather-BriganceMrs. Brigance earned her MSN from the University of Florida, her BSN from Kennesaw State University, her BS in Family, Youth, and Community Science from the University of Florida, and her AA from IRCC. Mrs. Brigance is a Certified Nurse-Midwife. Her areas of expertise are maternity and women’s health.

Mrs. Brigance is located at the IRSC Main Campus 3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7561, email hbriganc@irsc.edu.

Roberta Conti, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. - Assistant Professor

Roberta-ContiDr. Conti received her doctoral degree in Healthcare Administration from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. The University of Maryland awarded her BSN and MSN degrees. Dr. Conti’s career represents numerous years in both higher education and hospital administration.

Dr. Conti’s vibrant career includes; being the first Maryland nurse selected to be a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Gubernatorial Appointments to the Maryland State Board of Nursing and the Maryland Commission on Nursing Issues, Who’s Who in American Women, Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academy of Practice in Nursing, National Academies of Practice (Only Interdisciplinary Academy in the United States), and President of Sigma Theta Tau’s Chapter at the George Mason University. She is an author to numerous scholarly presentations, articles and book chapters. Her international work includes consultation to Bahamas’ Health Minister at the request of the Pan American Organization and teaching managerial concepts to community health nurses in Nicaragua.

Dr. Conti is located at the IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL. 34972, telephone 863-824-6014. She is available during scheduled office hours and can be reached by email at rconti@irsc.edu.

Lynn Crowell, M.S.N., R.N. – Associate Professor

Lynn-CrowellLynn Crowell received her master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Barry University and an associate degree from Palm Beach State College. She is currently completing a PhD in Education, with a specialization in nursing education at Capella University. Professor Crowell has been a nurse for over 29 years. She has worked in a variety of roles in healthcare including medical surgical nursing, community nursing, and family nursing as a nurse practitioner before teaching full time.

Professor Crowell is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7844. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at dcrowell@irsc.edu.

Jennifer Doak, D.N.P., A.R.N.P. - B.C. – Professor

Jennifer-DoakDr. Jennifer Doak received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from University of Florida. She is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner receiving a post graduate certificate in Pediatric Nursing from the University of Florida. Professor Doak maintains a national certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Pediatric Nursing. Prior to working at Indian River State College, Dr. Doak was the Head Nurse of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit and worked in various roles in the hospital setting. She has served as an Item Writer for the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing and has also served as a pilot participant for the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Dr. Doak received college wide recognition by being awarded the Instructional Innovation award. She is a member of the Florida Nurses Association and serves as the President of the local chapter of the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. Professor Doak is an active member of the Treasure Coast Nurse Practitioners Association and a volunteer with the HANDS (Health Access Network Delivery Systems) clinic of Ft. Pierce.

Dr. Doak is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7555. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at jdoak@irsc.edu.

Margaret A. Johnson M.S.N., R.N. – Assistant Professor

Margaret-JohnsonProfessor Johnson was awarded a Master of Science in Nursing Education from Nova Southeastern University. Before teaching at IRSC, her career in healthcare began with a position as a staff nurse at the Neurological Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC, NY. Professor Johnson’s areas of expertise include nursing math, pharmacology, maternity, pediatrics, mental health, nutrition and genitourinary care. She also has a special interest in the history of nursing.

Mrs. Johnson’s has been a nurse for over 35 years and during this time, she has had the opportunity to review nursing textbooks for various publishers and published an article on the importance of hand washing in the Journal of Practical Nursing. Her memberships in professional organizations include the American Association of University Professors, the National League of Nursing and the Association of Florida Colleges.

Professor Johnson is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7571. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at mjohnson@irsc.edu

Roseann Maresca, M.S.N., R.N., P.C.C.N.- Assistant Professor

Roseann-MarescaRoseann Maresca is an alumni of IRSC. She received her master’s degree in Education from Western Governors University and her associate degree from Indian River Community College. Professor Maresca has been a nurse for over 14 years. She has worked in a variety of roles in healthcare including staff nurse in PCU/Telemetry and Surgical ICU, staff educator for Critical Care and as a clinical coordinator before teaching full time. Professor Maresca received a special achievement award for her resolution to the Florida State Nurses Association on “In Support of Increased Education in the Early Detection of Lung Cancer in High Risk Individuals.” Professor Maresca was instrumental in developing a Novice Nurse Program at Martin Health System that continues today. Professor Maresca has also published an article in the Journal of Nursing Professional Development titled “Lessons Learned, Accessing the Voice of Nurses to Improve a Novice Nurse Program.” She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and is an active member of the Treasure Coast Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Professor Maresca is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7155. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at rmaresca@irsc.edu.

Rosemarie Mason, M.S.N., R.N. - Associate Professor

Rosemarie-MasonRosemarie Mason received her master’s degree with a specialization as a family nurse practitioner from Florida Atlantic University and an associate of science degree from Indian River Community College. She has been teaching at Indian River State College since the late 1990’s and has taught in the Licensed Practical Nursing Program, Associate Degree Nursing Program, and the Baccalaureate Nursing Program. Her clinical background is varied and includes the areas of emergency, medical-surgical, oncology, and home health. MS. Mason’s experience as a nurse practitioner was primarily focused on care of the geriatric client in the long term care and assisted living setting.

Professor Mason is located at the IRSC, Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7572. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at rmason@irsc.edu.

Kim Miller, M.S.N., A.R.N.P., C.P.N.P. - Assistant Professor

Kim-MillerProfessor Miller received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Brevard Community College. After graduation, she was employed for 32 years at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Over her career at Shands, she worked primarily in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit as a staff nurse and then as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner for the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Service. For several years she worked for the Organ Transplant Team as a Nurse Practitioner caring for pediatric and adult heart, lung, and liver transplant patients.

After many years as a staff nurse, Mrs. Miller obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then her Master of Science in Nursing as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She has been nationally certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for over 10 years. Professor Miller is pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice through the University of Florida.

Professor Miller is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7553. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at ksmiller@irsc.edu.

Ruth Neese, Ph.D., R.N. - Assistant Professor

Ruth-NeeseRuth Neese received her doctoral degree in nursing from Barry University. She was awarded a master’s degree in nursing education from the University of Hartford, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Florida, and an associate degree from Armstrong State College in Savannah, GA. Professor Neese has been a nurse for over 35 years. She spent the majority of her career as a staff nurse in Emergency. Before teaching full time, Professor Neese worked as a professional development educator. Her areas of expertise include Emergency Nursing, evidence-based practice, and vulnerable populations. She has presented at regional and international conferences.

Professor Neese is a member of the Florida Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Emergency Nurses Association, and the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD). She currently serves on the Recognition Committee for ANPD and the Research and Scholarship Review Committees for the Florida Nurses Association. Professor Neese serves on the Board of Directors for the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center and St. Lucie Audubon Society.

Professor Neese is located at the IRSC Pruitt Campus, 500 N.W. California Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, Florida, 34986, telephone 772-336-6279. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at mneese@irsc.edu.

Linda Parry, M.S.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor

Linda-ParryLinda Parry received her master’s degree in nursing from Nova Southeastern University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York. Assistant Professor Parry has over 30 years of experience in nursing. Her experience includes various healthcare settings and roles from direct patient care to staff education. She has been an instructor at IRSC for 15 years.

She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Florida Nurses Association, the IRSC Honor Society for Nursing, The National Black Nurses Association, the American Association of University Professors and the Association of Florida Colleges.

Professor Parry is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7552. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at lparry@irsc.edu.

Andrea Perini, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E. - Assistant Professor

Andrea-PeriniDr. Perini has worked as a nurse for over 25 years. Her portfolio included experience in ICU, ED, PACU, OR, and nursing supervision with a specialty in critical care nursing and medication administration. Professor Perini obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s in nursing from the University of Phoenix and PhD in nursing from Barry University in Miami, FL. She obtained her certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) from the National League of Nursing.

Dr. Perini is located at the IRSC Chastain Campus, 2400 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997, telephone 772-419-5623. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at aperini@irsc.edu.

Alice Serey, D.N.P., R.N. – Associate Professor

Alice-SereyDr. Serey received her doctoral degree from the University of South Florida with a focus in nursing education. Her master’s degree is from Florida Atlantic University and her bachelor’s is from Eastern Kentucky University. She began her nursing career as a medical-surgical nurse in West Virginia and Jupiter, Florida before teaching at IRSC, and has continued working in local hospitals. She is currently employed as a per diem nurse at Sebastian River Medical Center working in med-surg, critical care and outpatient surgery. During her tenure at IRSC, she has served as department chair, president of the IRSC chapter of Association of Florida Colleges and is the current president of the Honor Society for Nursing. Dr. Serey has also served as chair, or been a member of, multiple committees related to student success and retention, and as a Site Visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing for over 15 years. She has edited and contributed to textbooks on medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology and medical terminology, and presented at state-wide and national conferences.

Dr. Serey is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7567. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at aserey@irsc.edu.

Brian Skirvin-Leclair, D.N.P., A.R.N.P.- Assistant Professor

Brian-Skirvin-LeclairDr. Brian Skirvin-Leclair has more than 16 years of experience as a nurse educator and more than 22 years in clinical practice. His area of expertise is pediatrics and adult critical care for which he has been recognized for excellence in the clinical care of patients with special health care needs. His diverse teaching experience includes advanced medical surgical nursing, pediatrics and mental health. He has a passion for nursing education and has been an innovator and leader among peers developing and managing individualized NCLEX preparation programs. Dr. Skirvin-Leclair graduated with an Associate of Science in Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College and furthered his education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fitchburg State College, Masters in Science in Nursing from Simmons College and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Regis College.

He is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and serves as a site visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Dr. Skirvin-Leclair is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and is a member of the Intercultural Nursing Society. His research interests include children with special health care needs and upward mobility for nurse education. He is committed to student success and upward mobility in nurse education.

Professor Skirvin-Leclair is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7078. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at bleclair@irsc.edu.

Beverly Solesky, Ph.D., A.R.N.P. – Associate Professor

Beverly-SoleskyDr. Solesky received her doctorate degree in Nursing from the University of Florida, College of Nursing (UFCON). Additionally, she received her Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation Essential Training Program certificate at the University of Florida, College of Medicine while working on her two-year VA Postdoctoral Nurse Fellowship Program. Prior to joining IRSC, Dr. Solesky served as Program Director of the Evidence-based Nursing Practice Program in the VA Nursing Academy at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville. Dr. Solesky has 10 years of clinical experience in cardiovascular nursing and five years of didactic and clinical teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level.

At IRSC, Dr. Solesky’s teaching responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction at the ADN and BSN level. She has worked and taught at UFCON, Shands Hospital at UF, Shands Hospital at AGH, and the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She is passionate about research and is excited to share her knowledge and skills in this area to provide quality nursing care to patients based on evidence.

Dr. Solesky is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7298. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at bsolesky@irsc.edu.

Jennie Ann (Jo Ann) Stone, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N., C.N.E. – Associate Professor

Jennie-Ann-StoneDr. Stone received her doctoral degree in education from Nova Southeastern University in Higher Education specializing in Adult Education Leadership. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing and a master’s degree in nursing from Boston University as a Clinical Specialist in Rehabilitation. Dr. Stone completed the National League for Nursing Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program requirements and holds the designation of Certified Nurse Educator. Other honors include membership in the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, the IRSC Honor Society, and along with the Nursing Department, received the IRSC - Pioneer Award – Certificate of Recognition and the President’s IRSC River Award – Letter of Recognition.

Dr. Stone brings more than 40 years of administrative, education, nursing and leadership experience. She successfully coordinated and implemented distance education programs and continues to pursue her interest in development research, curriculum development, interdisciplinary education and educational leadership. Professor Stone has contributed to publications and spoken at various events concerning the design, implementation and adoption of interdisciplinary education.

Dr. Stone is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7559. She is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at jstone@irsc.edu.

Teena White, D.N.P., A.R.N.P. – Associate Professor

Teena-WhiteDr. White received her Doctorate in nursing from the University of Florida and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner certification from Barry University. She has worked for over 26 years as a nurse between Martin Memorial Hospital and the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida. Dr. White is certified as a Clinician/Practitioner Consultant for the use of electronic health records and works part-time at the VNA of Florida as a Clinical Nurse Supervisor. Professor White’s areas of expertise include Adult Health Nursing, Community Health and Culture & Diversity.

Dr. White is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7622. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at twhite@irsc.edu.

Susan Wise, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E. – Associate Professor

Susan-WiseDr. Wise received her doctorate in nursing from the University of South Florida and is a graduate of the nursing program at IRSC. She has worked for over 30 years as a nurse with clinical experience in orthopedics, med-surg, post-op telemetry, IV infusion and home health. Professor Wise’s professional practice in nursing has encompassed a variety of positions such as staff nurse, charge nurse and director of a home care company.

She has experience as an Item Writer for both the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center and served as a Site Visitor for the former National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Dr. Wise is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Florida Nurses Association, the IRSC Honor Society, the Association of Florida Colleges, and the American Association of University Professors. Professor Wise was recognized by the Florida Nurses Association with the 100 Great Nurses Award for Nursing Education.

Dr. Wise is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7569. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at swise@irsc.edu.

Keesha Wynn, M.S.N., R.N. – Assistant Professor

Keesha-WynnMrs. Wynn received her master’s degree in nursing from the Walden University with a focus in nursing education. She has been a nursing educator since 2012 in the public and private sector. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2000 with her BSN in nursing, Mrs. Wynn began her nursing career at Indian River Medical Center where she served as staff nurse, charge nurse and nursing preceptor to many new staff and students. Following her hospital employment Professor Wynn decided to experience travel nursing and then transitioned into community health where she served a total of eight years as Senior Adult Community Health Nurse, Senior Pediatric Community Health Nurse then Pediatric Nursing Supervisor at The Indian River County Health Department. Mrs. Wynn’s continues to participate in community health activities as she currently volunteers for numerous programs and health fairs within her community and throughout Florida. Mrs. Wynn is a member of the American Nurses Association, Florida Nurse Association and Sigma Theta Tau, International Honors Society of Nursing.

Professor Wynn is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7153. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at kwynn@irsc.edu.




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