If you want to make the world a better place, help make

nurse education more accessible.

That’s what nurses international

is all about

That’s what Nurses International is all about. We’re non-profit and entirely focused on helping nurses obtain the education and the support they need to make a difference in developing nations worldwide.

We connect colleges and institutions with experts who can take their nursing programs to the next level. We help establish new nursing programs where they’re needed most. And we eliminate the barriers that stand between students and education.

Our Mission:

Nurses International creates affordable, technologically savvy nursing curriculum for developing countries and empowers nurses to change their world.

Our Method:

Using our innovative curriculum and hybrid model of education we work with existing learning institutions by providing needed courses for their nursing programs, and we work with strategic partners to implement new nursing programs. We empower nurses to become Change Agents in their communities by:

  • Providing excellent healthcare education
  • Teaching nurses how to effect transformational community development
  • Connecting nurses with the resources necessary for continued personal and professional growth
  • Encouraging nurses to grow in their faith
  • Partnering with nurses to help them fulfill their vision for their communities

Our Vision:

Improving the health of the world, one person, one nurse, one community at a time.

Our Motive:

Love God. Love People.

Our Motto:

Listen. Learn. Serve. Share.

meet our

board of directors

  • MIRIAM CHICKERING
    MIRIAM CHICKERING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Miriam is an author and nurse educator with a background in product development, business strategy, and consulting.

  • MATTHEW NIKOLAIEV
    MATTHEW NIKOLAIEV BOARD MEMBER

    Matt currently serves as a Senior Director, Enterprise Services Sysco. He has a background in electronics engineering and an MBA from Mays Business School at Texas A&M.

  • MARK STOVALL
    MARK STOVALL BOARD MEMBER

    Mark spent many years as the Vice President of Africa Outreach at the International Commission. He has also served in associate and senior pastor positions. Mark has a background in psychology/sociology and seminary studies.

meet our

nurses council

  • Amy Roberts Toone
    Amy Roberts Toone PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RN

    Amy is a professor at University of Texas at Tyler and is currently Director for the APN programs. She has served as the graduate program director at Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing and the FNP coordinator at Baylor University.

  • LORI A. SPIES
    LORI A. SPIES PHD, RN, NP-C

    Dr. Spies is an assistant professor and mission coordinator at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. She has led faculty and student missions domestically and to China, Ethiopia, Honduras, India, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia.

  • STACEN KEATING
    STACEN KEATING PHD, RN

    Dr. Keating is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) and brings over 20 years of nursing and teaching experience to Nurses International to help train future nurses in poorly served and impoverished areas around the world.

  • LUANN ETCHER
    LUANN ETCHER PHD, APRN, CPG

    Dr. Etcher is currently a faculty in the School of Health Professions at Spring Arbor University.  As a nurse scientist, educator, advanced practice clinician, and professional gerontologist, she is committed to transforming global health care and policy.

meet our

Consultants

  • JOSHUA STRECKER
    JOSHUA STRECKER

    Joshua is a freelance organizational consultant and a business owner who has worked with various faith-based non-profit organizations. He specializes in leadership development and communication and has a deep interest in sustainable and innovative farming practices.

  • CRAIG CLENDINEN
    CRAIG CLENDINEN

    Craig practiced law for 20 years in both private practice and also as a prosecutor serving as Chief of the special prosecutions unit. In addition to Nurses International, he works with SIL and Wycliffe Global Alliance in the area of external relations and strategic partnerships.

Meet our

faculty

  • Hannah Gubitz
    Hannah Gubitz BSN, RN, BSc

    Hannah earned her BSN from MidAmerica Nazarene University. She currently works for Rockwood Neurosurgery & Spine Center providing pre- and post-op education, as well as managing triage for the clinic. She is actively pursuing her MSN with a focus on education.

  • Dorrett Murdock-McNeil
    Dorrett Murdock-McNeil RGN, BSc

    Dorrett obtained a Diploma in Health and Social Care, Diploma in Management Studies and Bachelor of Science in Health and Social Care from York University. She recently commenced her Masters of Science in Public Health at Northumbria University

  • Sheila Mulkey Hardy
    Sheila Mulkey Hardy MSN, RN

    Sheila earned her BSN from King College and her MSN in Nursing Education from King University (previously King College).

  • Marissa Trino
    Marissa Trino MSN
  • Kam Ming Rebecca Leung
    Kam Ming Rebecca Leung MSN, RN

    Rebecca Leung received her Diploma in Nursing from Caritas Medical Center School of Nursing and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from La Trobe University. Additionally, she received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Oxford Brooke University.

  • Lori J. Greer
    Lori J. Greer MSN, RN

    Lori completed her BSN in 1986 from the University of Texas at Tyler and completed her MSN in nursing education in 2006 and taught as faculty for the University of Texas at Tyler-Longview campus for 6 years. She is currently working as a part-time simulation/skills lab coordinator.

  • Josephine Francis
    Josephine Francis MSN., R.N., R.M., IBCLC

    Josephine is a nurse educator, with 15 years of teaching experience. She has a Master’s Degree in maternity nursing and is a certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) specializing in breastfeeding and lactation promotion. Josephine is multilingual, speaking Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Arabic.

  • Evang Sam Mbok
    Evang Sam Mbok B.Ed, RN

    Sam is a member of the International Institute for Christian Nursing (IICN) and a member at the Federal Ministry of Health where he contributes to the Core Technical Committee on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. He has an Advanced Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Jos and a B. Ed.

  • Janice Adams-King
    Janice Adams-King MSN, MS, CRNP, CPHN Captain, US Public Health Service

    Captain Adams-King is an active duty Nurse Officer with more than 25 years of service in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Coppin State University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science and certification in Community and Public Health Nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.

  • Beth Sheeran
    Beth Sheeran BSN, RN, CEN, SANE

    Beth is an ED nurse in Washington State and is currently involved in a comprehensive community development project in Kenya focused on health interventions, training community health volunteers, working with mothers of malnourished infants, and teaching clinicians regarding issues of health maintenance and disease prevention.

  • Angela Gathings
    Angela Gathings MSN, RN

    Angela earned her BSN and her MSN from West Suburban College of Nursing. Currently she is a unit manager for the Government programs department in managed care for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.

  • Amy Humphrey
    Amy Humphrey BSN, RN, CPN

    Amy received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In August of 2016 she moved to South Africa where she is currently working as the nurse coordinator and health educator for an American-led wound care initiative.

  • Victoria Sattler
    Victoria Sattler Ph.D., RN, MSN
  • Vicky A. Keys
    Vicky A. Keys DNP, MSN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC

    Professor Keys is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) board certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS-BC). She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) through Texas Christian University.

  • Shuba Samuel
    Shuba Samuel PhD (C), FNP-C

    Shuba received her Master in Nursing –Family Nurse Practitioner at Concordia University Wisconsin in 2011. She is currently working on her PhD in Education at Walden University and is a Family Nurse Practitioner at a behavioral health unit in Milwaukee, WI.

  • Sally Fitzgerald
    Sally Fitzgerald MSN, RN, CCM

    Sally earned her BSN from Penn State University, Sharon, PA and her MS in Nursing and Nursing Education from Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA. She received an undergraduate certificate in Nursing Informatics from Penn State University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) at Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL.

  • Miranda Smith
    Miranda Smith MSN, RN

    Miranda earned her BSN in May 2012 and her MSN in December 2013, both from the University of North Alabama. She is currently enrolled in the Ed.D. program at the University of Alabama.

  • Martha Awoke
    Martha Awoke MS, RN

    Martha has a Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland College Park with an emphasis in community health. She obtained a MSN from Capella University in 2014 and currently attends The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing as a DNP candidate.

  • Kelly Schmiedeknecht
    Kelly Schmiedeknecht MS, RN

    Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan in 2008 with her BSN and earned her Masters in Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.  She currently works part-time as an emergency nurse and for the UCSF School of Nursing, Global Health Division.

  • Judith H. Weimer
    Judith H. Weimer DNP, RN, FNP-C
  • Jacqueline Christianson
    Jacqueline Christianson MSN, FNP

    Jackie has worked in a variety of settings in the health care world including the long-term care setting, inpatient setting, emergency department, laboratory services, and the pre-hospital setting with an ambulance service.

  • Emilee Tatum Dean
    Emilee Tatum Dean MSN, FNP-C

    Mrs. Dean is a family nurse practitioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She earned both a BSN and MSN from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she graduated with honors.

  • Chaka Brittain
    Chaka Brittain DNP, RN, CNE

    Dr. Brittain is a certified nurse educator who has spent many years working in oncology, public health, and higher education.

  • Carla Crider
    Carla Crider MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM

    Carla earned her BSN from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing and her MSN from Texas Christian University. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Alabama where she is studying educational leadership with a focus on nursing.

  • Buffy Reilly
    Buffy Reilly MSN, APN, RN

    Carla earned her BSN from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing and her MSN from Texas Christian University. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of Alabama where she is studying educational leadership with a focus on nursing.

  • Bonnie Haven Velez
    Bonnie Haven Velez FNP, CRNP

    Bonnie Velez is a Family Nurse Practitioner in Chester, Maryland. She received her MSN from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 2009. Her BSN from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing was completed in 2003. Currently, she is a DNP student at Wilmington University.

  • Barbara F. Dasque
    Barbara F. Dasque DHSc., RN, Bio

    Dr. Dasque has over 30 years of nursing experience and has worked in leadership positions in hospital administration and home care.

  • Anjana Mathews
    Anjana Mathews MSN, RN
  • Ruth Swart
    Ruth Swart EdD, MHS, BN, RN, BSc

    Ruth has taught nursing students in community and acute care practice areas, through simulation development and facilitation, through online formats, and in laboratory, practicum, and lecture classroom settings.

  • Mindi Johnson
    Mindi Johnson DNP, RN, CPN

    Mindi earned her BSN in 2004 as a second degree from Grand Valley State University. She went on to get her MSN with a focus in nursing education in 2007 from Walden University.  In 2015 she completed her DNP and is currently preparing to obtain her post-graduate certificate for clinical nurse specialist-adult/geriatric.

  • Melissa Pollard
    Melissa Pollard DNP, RN-BC, APRN, FNP/GNP-BC, CEN, CCRN, WCC

    Dr. Pollard has 31 years of nursing experience, both as a clinician and educator. She is active in educational roles, working in professional staff development with a strong interest in simulation and Team STEPPS.

  • Mary A. Helming
    Mary A. Helming PhD APRN, FNP-BC, AHN-BC

    Dr. Helming has been a Family NP for 37 years and a faculty member at Quinnipiac University for 17 years. She teaches both undergraduate BSN and graduate FNP and AGNP Doctor of Nursing Practice students.

  • Christina Carter
    Christina Carter DNP, MBA

    Dr. Carter has over 28 years of experience in clinical and administrative positions in settings from physician practices to integrated health systems, including roles as Chief Nursing Officer and Corporate Director of Clinical Systems.

  • Theresa Jones
    Theresa Jones PhD, RN

    Dr. Jones earned her Ph.D. from Capella University. She works full-time at Fairmont State University as an Assistant Professor of Nursing and part-time at the VA Medical center as a nursing supervisor.

  • Kathy Wheeler
    Kathy Wheeler PhD, RN, APRN, FNP-C, FNAP, FAANP

    Dr. Wheeler is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing in the DNP Program, currently serving as Interim Co-Coordinator of the Primary Care NP Program.

  • Julie Furrow
    Julie Furrow PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

    Dr. Furrow teaches in the online RN-BSN program at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia and has completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in education with emphasis in nursing education from Capella University. She also works as a nurse practitioner in rehabilitation and physical medicine.

We’re non-profit which means we count on the support and the involvement of people like you.

Our programs are rooted in Christian faith and a strong belief that Christ intended his followers to bring holistic redemption to the suffering places in the world. Our nurses will be trained to effectively confront the physical challenges of the communities they serve while demonstrating the fullness of their faith in the relationships developed in their communities.

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