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.
Chris Eckardt, assistant professor of nursing
Dr. Debra Franzen, professor of nursing
Welcome to the Nursing Department - we are happy to have you! I have been a professor here at Grand View for more than 25 years. I teach Professionalism I and II. My role as an educator is to facilitate student learning. I believe all students have a wealth of lived experiences they bring to their nursing education, which provides a foundation to build upon. My daughters keep me grounded, my new grandson gives me the delightful opportunity to play again, and my husband is my best friend.
Dr. Beth Gaul, professor of nursing
Hello and welcome to Grand View! I teach a variety of classes in the nursing department, but primarily leadership, health assessment and courses for the clinical nurse leader graduate program. I enjoy being a co-learner with students and have learned so much from all the students I have encountered throughout the years. I'm married and have two adult children in college. I'm also very active in church activities and enjoy all kinds of music. I look forward to seeing you in class!
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 Hoshaw, 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.
Michelle Lahner, assistant professor of nursing
I joined Grand View full-time in 2012 after a year of adjunct instructing. I am excited to be a part of the Grand View Nursing Department and all it has to offer! My clinical background is Med-Surg, and I teach the Foundations of Nursing course. I have also taught pharmacology. I really enjoy watching students learn and develop new skills and clinical decision-making capabilities. I'm also the mother of two small children, and enjoy spending free time with my family.
Melissa Larsen, assistant professor of nursing
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!
Dr. Jean Logan, professor of nursing
I have been at Grand View for 30 years - it is truly a great place to learn and work! I teach Professionalism I and II, Assessment of Well-being, Public Hospital Management, and Professionalism II for RNs. I also helped design and implement the graduate programs in nursing. Clinical experiences drive classroom discussions and I value all student opinions. The relationship between students and faculty are key to learning about the nursing profession.
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. Carolyn Pauling, professor of nursing
Hello! I have been at Grand View since 1996 and I've enjoyed every minute! I teach clinical courses where I get the best of both worlds - nursing and teaching. Learning is a complex lifelong journey built upon past experiences, and uses reflection, testing of ideas, analyzing mistakes, taking risks, and being creative. Learning results in changes in cognitive, emotional, and social skill sets. I am addicted to reading - anything and everything - and I hate housework. Looking forward to meeting you!
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.