Faculty & Staff in Nursing
Nursing Office Information
Department Chair: Dr. Jacqueline Haverkamp
Location: Science Center 236, 155 W. Main St.
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Contact: Joy Barrick
Assistant Director, Otterbein University/Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program
Personal Statement "One thing I love about being a CRNA is that every day is different. It is an exhilarating profession that calls for critical thinking, dedication, teamwork, and attention to detail. Whether I’m in the clinical setting or the classroom, I have a great sense of professional pride and accomplishment."
Leigh Anne Meyer's clinical nursing background is in emergency & urgent care, adult trauma, adult medical & surgical cardiac care, and general adult medical-surgical nursing. She has worked as a full time nurse educator since 2010, engaging in a variety of educator roles at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She began teaching at Otterbein University in August 2015.
Associate Professor, Advanced Practice Director
Joy Ferretti Shoemaker, DNP, APRN-CNP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing at Otterbein University. Dr. Shoemaker teaches undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing students in a variety of courses. Dr. Shoemaker began her nursing education career in 2002 as a part-time clinical instructor and became a full-time nursing instructor in 2009. She continues her clinical practice in community primary healthcare. Dr. Shoemaker strives to encourage students to succeed in their studies at the highest level in order that…
Professor Smith began teaching at Otterbein in 2015. Prior teaching experience includes 8 years as a nursing faculty member at Mount Carmel College of Nursing and Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing. Previous clinical background includes leadership positions in nursing management and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in pediatric acute care and trauma.
Christine has worked in women's health for over 18 years. Her clinical background is in Labor and Delivery. She taught clinically for 13 years before coming to Otterbein within a variety of the nursing programs in Central Ohio. She is currently a PhD student in Nursing Education at the University of Northern Colorado.
Vanessa has been a RN for 20 years and specializes in Emergency and Critical Care nursing. Vanessa has her MSN with a Specialization in Education and her CHSE (Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator) certification. She has taught as a BLS instructor for 7 years and certifies nurses in trauma assessments through the Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum for which she has been an instructor for 11 years. She has worked at Otterbein for 12 years and volunteers as a moulage artist Franklin…
Nursing Skills Lab Supervisor
Stephanie became the nursing skills lab manager in 2015 and currently teaches lab for undergraduate nursing students. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Stephanie is an instructor for the American Heart Association and teaches CPR courses at Otterbein. Stephanie has worked with edgeThingZ at the Point and has developed point of care simulation devices known as the Healthcare Education Simulation Station (HESS)which was the first product on the market from the point.…
Part Time Faculty in Nursing