ABSN Program Faculty and Staff

At Marian University, our nursing faculty and clinical instructors take great pride in educating the next generation of nurses. These licensed, experienced professionals are committed to helping students succeed, taking a highly personalized approach when teaching safe, competent, and ethical patient care.

The faculty was warm and welcoming from the very start, which helped me realize that Marian University was the school for me.

—Morgan Lorick, Class of December 2017

dorothy-gomezDorothy Gomez, Ph.D., RN-CNE
Dean, Leighton School of Nursing, Marian University

Dr. Gomez carries out several key responsibilities as the dean of our nursing school, which includes providing leadership and guidance to faculty and staff, monitoring nursing education trends, participating in health care research, maintaining our accreditation standards, and ensuring we adhere to all federal and state regulations.

She holds a BSN from the University of Miami, an MSN in adult health/critical care, and a Ph.D. in nursing from Loyola University Chicago. Her affiliations include the Emergency Nurses Association; the Hektoen Institute of Medicine, Nurses and the Humanities; and the National League of Nursing.

Jean Bandos, MSN, RN, CNS
Director of Online Programs

Jean joined Marian University in 2011, having previously served as the research director and developer for an older adult knowledge management and decision support system. She also has an extensive background in nursing, having cared for patients in a variety of settings, from hospitals to home care.

She has an ADN from Western Kentucky University, a BSN from the College of St. Francis, and an MSN in adult health from Indiana University.

Amy Stauffacher
Partnership Director

Amy plays an integral role in maintaining the student recruitment and retention activities for our ABSN program in Nashville, which includes managing our highly supportive admissions team. She joined our university after working more than 15 years in counseling and admissions at the Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children in Des Moines, Iowa. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and sociology from Iowa State University.

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN program faculty and staff in Nashville, Tennessee.

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