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Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program Faculty

Your enrollment in Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota gives you access to a faculty that is focused on you. Each course in our online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program is led by an active practitioner who is dedicated to developing your real-world skills and knowledge in patient care.

Our faculty of nursing leaders will help you gain deeper insights into the major treatment and structural shifts that are transforming the healthcare landscape. You will learn a progressive, comprehensive approach through a curriculum that offers you the flexibility to define your own role in the future of nursing.

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Program Chair

  • Program Director for Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Merri Moody is responsible for program administration and quality assurance, faculty and student recruitment, strategic planning, and compliance with all regulations and standards for the RN to BSN program at Saint Mary’s University.


  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Mari Akre’s career in nursing has spanned more than 35 years, from early-career roles in pediatric and psychiatric nursing through a series of healthcare leadership roles emphasizing healthcare informatics and technology.

  • Adjunct Program Instructor

    Lori Ballantyne is a registered nurse who brings 10 years of clinical experience at Abbott Northwestern Hospital to her teaching role at Saint Mary’s.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Davis Michael Graham is a healthcare professional with more than 30 years of combined experience in social work and nursing.

  • Adjunct Program Instructor

    Christopher Kissell is a healthcare practitioner with more than 10 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Mary Maine brings 15 years of teaching experience in baccalaureate and graduate nursing education to her faculty role at Saint Mary’s. She has previously taught at the College of St. Scholastica, Metropolitan State University, St.

  • Core Assistant Professor

    Mary Foss brings more than 23 years of pharmacy experience to her faculty role at Saint Mary’s. She currently serves as clinical pharmacy manager and as director of the Mercy-Unity pharmacy residency program at Unity Hospital Allina.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Ilana Moshe brings nearly 15 years of experience in the nursing field to her role on Saint Mary’s nursing faculty.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Colleen Quesnell brings more than 12 years of diverse nursing and healthcare experience to her faculty role at Saint Mary’s.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Luz Sanchez brings more than 25 years of experience in healthcare to his faculty role at Saint Mary’s.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Thomas Stinson is an educator who brings more than 18 years of varied nursing experience as a licensed school nurse, correctional health nurse, and home health care nurse to the classroom.