Berry College officials recently
hired three professors for the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree
Professors Pamela Bowen Dunagan, Sara Clarkson Majors and Tanya
Dooley Naguszewski are excited about welcoming Berry's newest nursing students
beginning in January 2014.
The nursing program at Berry inspires students
to achieve their full potential through highly interactive small group class
activities, hands-on nursing practice in a state-of-the art clinical practice
lab using Human Patient Simulators, a senior internship and much more. Students
who gain admission to Berry and have taken the prerequisite courses can apply
now to an 18-month fast-track option which will begin in January
with coursework completion and graduation projected for May 2015.
more information go to http://www.berry.edu/academics/nursing
Dunagan is an assistant professor in the Division of Nursing at Berry. She
received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Jacksonville State University, a
master's degree in nursing from the University of West Georgia, and a doctorate
in nursing from Mercer University where she was the recipient of the
Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Award. This summer she is studying
Development of Instrumentation at the University of North Carolina.
Dunagan has practiced nursing since 1983 and has been employed with Redmond
Regional Medical Center, Amedysis Home Health Care, and the Floyd County Health
Department. Primarily her work has been in community health.
been a nurse educator since 2008 and has been instrumental in the development
and implementation of two schools of nursing. Her teaching interests are in
the areas of community health, cultural immersion, nursing research, physical
assessment, pharmacology, school health, and foundational concepts of nursing.
She led two groups of nursing students in a cultural immersion in the country
of Bulgaria where students cared for children with severe developmental delays.
Dr. Dunagan is developing another cultural immersion experience for students
with a National Children's Hospital in Costa Rica.
Dunagan is a member
of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, the Southern Nursing
Research Society, and Georgia Association for Nursing Educators. Her current
interest in research is in the development and use of tools measuring nursing
Majors comes to Berry from the University of South
Alabama in the Department of Maternal Child Nursing. As Associate Professor in
the Maternal Child Nursing Department, she was responsible for the Primary Care
Nurse Pediatric Practitioners Masters' track and the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse
Practitioners Doctorate track, teaching at the master and doctoral levels,
course development, and mentoring students and faculty.
Since 2007, she
has worked with foster children in custody of the Department of Human
Resources. Majors has also volunteered as a nurse practitioner at The Baldwin
Clinic/Le Clinica de Baldwin in Foley, Alabama and many summer and rural
clinics. She served on the Quality Assurance board for Alabama Department of
Human Resources in Mobile, and in Cherokee and DeKalb Counties.
earned a doctorate of nursing practice, a nurse practitioner degree and a
master's degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama and a master's
degree of public health and a bachelor's in nursing from the University of
Alabama at Birmingham.
Her professional experience includes work at the
Anesthesia Service of Mobile, Anesthesia Services of Birmingham, Alabama
Neonatology Associates and St. Vincent's Hospital Neonatal ICU. Majors is also
a member of the Association of Faculty for the National Association of
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and board member for the Association of Faculty
for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Naguszewski received her bachelor and master degrees in nursing from the
University of West Georgia. She is currently pursuing a doctorate from Mercer
University School of Nursing. She has been an instructor of nursing since 2008
and has 20 years of nursing experience including Redmond Regional Medical
Center and Amedysis Home Health. Resent teaching courses include: Nursing
Fundamentals, Pharmacology, Assessment, Vulnerable Populations, Simulation,
along with Adult Health, Mental Health, Pediatric, and Obstetric clinical
courses, and study abroad.
Research endeavors include a collaborative
project focused on faculty use of web 2.0 tools and publication in a peer
reviewed journal. Her clinical specialty area is adult health nursing and she
is licensed in Georgia and Alabama.
Naguszewski is a member of Georgia
Association of Nurse Educators, National League of Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau
International Honor Society of Nursing, and Americas Medical Association of