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School of Nursing Faculty

Amber Pyatt, DNP, RN, CNE


Founding Dean of Nursing, Associate Professor of Nursing
Contact information:
Amber.Pyatt@mobap.edu

Dr. Amber Pyatt is the founding dean of MBU’s nursing program and an associate professor of nursing. Pyatt is graduate of SEMO (‘06), Newman University (‘10), University of Cincinnati (‘14) and American Sentinel University (‘16) where she earned her DNP. She is a licensed RN in Kansas, Missouri, Georgia, Florida, Nevada and Illinois. Pyatt was the Director of Nursing at Southwestern College from 2014 until coming to MBU. She also taught at Chamberlain College of Nursing and Davenport University. Pyatt earned the Award for Academic Excellence at American Sentinel University. She is a Scholar of the Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy that is administered by Sigma Theta Tau International and funded by the Elsevier Foundation as well as a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, National League for Nursing, Graduate Student Nurses Association and the Kansas Organization of Nursing Leaders. Pyatt was elected by peers of nurses in Missouri as the American Nurses Association Membership Delegate. She will be attending the American Nurses Association Membership Assembly in Washington, D.C., in June, representing Missouri nurses.


Lindsay Bartoe


Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
Contact information:
Lindsay.Bartoe@mobap.edu

Ashley Bell, MSN, RN, OCN, CNE


Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact information:
Ashley.Bell1@mobap.edu

Ashley Bell has worked as a registered nurse since 2008, began teaching bachelor of science (BSN) nursing students in 2017, and joined the Missouri Baptist School of Nursing Faculty in 2018. She earned her BSN in 2008 from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio and her master of science in nursing (MSN) with an emphasis in nursing education from University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2013. She received her certification in oncology nursing in 2010. Her clinical passions include oncology, palliative, and medical/surgical nursing. In 2015, she was a finalist for the St. Louis Business Journal’s Nurse Excellence award in the educator category and was recognized for her work as a clinical nurse educator, facilitating learning for nursing personnel in the clinical setting. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing, in 2017.

Debra D'Arcy, MSN, RN, PHCNS, BC, NCSN


Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact information:
Debra.Darcy@mobap.edu

Debra D’Arcy has worked as a registered nurse since 1982. She has diverse nursing experience in critical care, telemetry, operating room, pain management, medical-surgical, home health, and school health which included working with students with special needs and as an administrator as a lead nurse and practice specialist. Her teaching experience includes LPN to RN bridge and associate degree nursing programs. She was the American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator for BJC and is currently appointed as AHA Regional Faculty in Missouri since 2014. D’Arcy has current status as AHA instructor for Advanced Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). She earned her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from Purdue University- Calumet Campus in Hammond, Indiana. She certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner from 1987-1992. She went on to receive her master of science in nursing (MSN) from University of Missouri-Columbia with concentrations in public health and school health. She is a nationally board certified Public/Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. D’Arcy has served as president of the Missouri Association of School Nurses as well as to the St. Louis Suburban School Nurses Association. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 2004. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Missouri Nurses Association.

Stephanie Gram, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC


Adjunct Professor of Nursing
Contact information:
Stephanie.Gram@mobap.edu

Stephanie Gram has worked as a Registered Nurse since 2008. Her background includes Neuroscience & Epilepsy Monitoring, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Case Management, Obstetrics & Women’s Health. Additionally, she is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in Long-Term Care Research, Retail Health, and Urgent Care. She is also a Board Certified FMCSA Medical Examiner. She began teaching Bachelor of Science in Nursing students in 2011 as adjunct faculty. She began teaching for Missouri Baptist University in 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Maryville University in 2008. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Maryville University in 2013. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 2008.

Kristin Grossman, MSN, APRN, FNP-C


Adjunct Professor of Nursing
Contact information:
Kristin.Grossman@mobap.edu

Kristin Grossman attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri where she graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2011. She initially worked on an adult medical surgical unit starting in 2011, and then proceeded to work on a pediatric medical surgical unit for 3.5 years. Kristin received her Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Maryville University in St. Louis, and graduated in December of 2014. She additionally has been a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) since early 2015, and has worked in family practice and pediatric primary care for the last 4 years. She began teaching Bachelor of Science in Nursing students as a clinical instructor in 2017. She has been a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) since 2013. Kristin was also inducted as a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing, in 2014.

Tara Hommelson, MSN, RN, CPNP


Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact information:
Tara.Hommelson@mobap.edu

Tara Hommelson has worked as a registered nurse since 2008. Her nursing background includes pediatric medical-surgical, pediatric hematology and oncology, and pediatric research. Additionally, she is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner and has worked with adolescent medicine and pediatric plastic surgery patients in this capacity. She began teaching Bachelor of Science in nursing students in 2015. Tara earned her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) in 2008 from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri and her master of science in nursing (MSN) from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2013. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 2008. In 2013, she was awarded the Shirley A. Martin Distinguished Nurse Award. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the Missouri League for Nursing.

Robin Murray, DNP, RN


Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact information:
Robin.Murray@mobap.edu

Robin Murray has been a registered nurse since 1997 and taught pre-licensure registered nursing and online courses at the college level since 2004. Murray earned her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from Indiana University in 1997 and her master of science in nursing (MSN) nurse educator track from Webster University in 2003. She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Educational Leadership from American Sentinel University in 2019 with a research focus on Civility in Nursing. Clinically, Murray has worked with adult patients in medical-surgical units, homecare, occupational health, burn intensive care, cardiac and trauma step-down, behavioral health, management, and faith community nursing. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society for Nursing in 1996, Golden Key in 2018 and Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society in 2019. Murray is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Missouri Nurses Association, and the National League for Nursing.  Before her career in nursing, Murray served in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Forces from 1990-1997.

Dr. Kathy Roseland, DNP, RN


Assistant Professor of Nursing
Contact information:
Kathy.Roseland@mobap.edu

Dr. Kathy Roseland has worked as a Registered Nurse since 2006. Her nursing experience includes home health care, medical-surgical, geriatric, and staff development. She was trained in simulation in 2015 and has worked as the Simulation Coordinator for an acute care facility and in the role of nursing instructor. Roseland is a graduate of Chamberlain University where she received her Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) with an emphasis in education in 2013 and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2016. She is licensed in Missouri and Georgia. Roseland was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing in 2015. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Missouri Nurses Association, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and the National League for Nursing.

Susan Traylor, MSN, RN


Adjunct Professor of Nursing
Contact information:
Susan.Traylor@mobap.edu

Susan L Traylor, MSN, RN, is an Adjunct Professor at Missouri Baptist College of Nursing. Susan will be educating nursing students at the clinical sites. Susan has taught nursing clinicals and didactic courses in the Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) and Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) courses since 2013. Susan has a wealth of nursing experience. Her nursing journey began in Milwaukee, WI where she worked 12 years for a large Magnet hospital. Her roles with this organization expanded starting in the ICU. From the ICU units she moved to the telemetry and later gained employment in its float pool. As a float pool nurse, Susan cared for patients in the ICU, telemetry, rehab, oncology, medical, surgical, and orthopedic units within its five network hospitals. Susan educational journey began with an ADN degree from Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI. She later enrolled at Cardinal Stritch University, Mequon, WI, where she obtained a BSN. Susan immediately became aware of the need for strong nursing leaders and decided to enroll in Walden University, Minneapolis MN, where she obtained a Masters of Nursing Management and Leadership.

In 2015, Susan was honored to be awarded the “Herzing University Instructor of the Year”. This award demonstrates her creativity in enhancing students learning and inspire students to reach for their goals. She is also a member of the Missouri Nurses Association and National League of Nursing. During her free time, Susan, spends time with family, shopping, church activities, and traveling with her husband, Lance.

Staff

Regina Stolzer


Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Nursing
Contact information:
Regina.Stolzer@mobap.edu

Regina Stolzer has over a decade of experience working with higher education. She spent 11 years working for Maryville University first in the Maryville University Bookstore and moving on to become the Assistant Operations Manager for the Online Nursing program supporting a staff of more the 150 adjunct nursing faculty. She received her Bachelors of Science in Organizational Leadership and Psychology from Maryville University in 2012.

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