Assistant Dean of Nursing

Department of Nursing
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D.N.P., Samford University; M.S.N., University of Cincinnati; B.S.N., College of Mount St. Joseph


Dr. Burns is an assistant professor and pre-licensure program director in the Department of Nursing. Professor Burns received a D.N.P. from the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama; an M.S.N. from the University of Cincinnati; and a B.S.N. from the College of Mount St. Joseph.

Professor Burns' expertise is in mental health, community nursing and nursing administration. Her D.N.P. and M.S.N concentration is in nursing administration, and she has 10 years prior nursing administration experience at an outpatient mental health center.