Karen Bason, professor of health and physical education
Earned her associate's degree from Grand View University; earned her bachelor's and master's degree from Drake University.
Dr. Barbara Doering, associate professor of nursing Earned her BSN from Drake University and her MSN from the University of Phoenix.
Dr. Bridget Drafahl
Chris Eckardt, assistant professor of nursing
Trisha Highland, assistant professor of nursing
I graduated from Grand View University in 2000. I obtained my Master's in Nursing degree and I'm currently finishing my Doctor of Philosophy of Nursing degree from the University of Phoenix. My area of study is interprofessional education. I have two daughters who are actively involved in many sports that keep me busy on a daily basis!
Dr. Catherine Homard, associate professor of nursing and department chair of nursing
Welcome to Grand View and a new journey. My teaching experience spans caring, pharmacology, caring responses, medical/surgical, and computers and NCLEX-RN. My teaching philosophy is that we are all learners. Learning occurs best within an environment that is learner-centered and in which all participants have a desire to learn. I get excited about teaching and love it when we can learn from each other.
Brenda Carlson, assistant professor of nursing
Each day is filled with opportunities to learn and grow while enrolled in our nursing program. I look forward to learning with you in the classroom and clinical as we grow together as nurses. Currently, I teach Pharmacology in Nursing Situations and Assessment of Well-being, but have expertise in Adults in the Institution, Caring Responses, and our former Computers and NCLEX-RN course from 27 years of teaching. In addition, I have taught Caring and Physical Assessment in the RN-BSN program. Teaching is supported by a clinical practice as an ARNP completing geriatric health assessments and as a staff nurse caring for cardiac rehabilitation clients after a heart event. I'm passionate about aging care and complementary and alternative therapies. My personal life embraces two teenage sons, friends and family, passion for bicycle touring, enhancing natural space on my acreage, piano, softball, and skiing. Many fond Grand View memories while an undergraduate student are ever-present.
Kelly Kane, assistant professor of nursing
Hello, I have been with Grand View University since fall 2013 as an assistant professor in the nursing program. I have been teaching for five years and especially enjoy watching the students grow in their knowledge and skills. I am passionate about oncology, end-of-life, special needs and the elderly. Therefore I LOVE med-surg, as it covers all the systems. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Education specializing in higher education. I look forward to meeting each of you. My office door is always open.
Lisa Laughlin, assistant professor of nursing
Welcome to Grand View! After graduating from the Grand View nursing program in 2005, I am thrilled to be back to carry on the amazing GV tradition as a professor. I am excited to share this journey with you!
Kristen Myers, assistant professor of nursing
Hello and welcome to Grand View! I am so glad you are here. I am a 2005 graduate of the Grand View nursing program and it is such an honor and a privilege to be able to return to this great program as a faculty member. My nursing background has been primarily in community health, public health, and infection prevention. I am a true believer in lifelong learning in the nursing profession. I love to learn and have not stopped going to school since I left Grand View. Right now I am currently working on my Ph.D. in nursing through UMKC. I look forward to learning alongside my students and inspiring them to love community health as much as I do.
Dr. Zebblin Sullivan, associate professor of kinesiology
Dr. Chris Viesselman, assistant professor of kinesiology
I am a practitioner, educator, and student of sports medicine and movement science. My education and passion come together in the classroom every day as I work alongside students to develop their interests in and understanding of kinesiology and athletic training. I am fascinated by how changes to human movement can be used to not only increase performance but also to prevent, treat, and recover from injuries. My research focus is education and leadership in sports medicine.