Faculty Directory


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Heidi Brown MS, RN, CNE
Interim Nursing Program Director
Office: 2026
Phone: 307-382-1801

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - J.K. Rowling

 


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Codi Alderson MSN, RN
Instructor of Nursing
Office: 2024-A
Phone: 307-382-1672

“You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending” C.S. Lewis

Education:

Anticipated Doctorate of Nursing Practice DNP April 2021

MSN, Grand Canyon University

Master of Forensic Science, National University

BS in Criminal Justice, University of Wyoming

ADN Western Wyoming Community College

Certification: ACLS, BLS, PALS,TNCC
Experience: OR, ER, SANE
Professional
Membership:
ANA,NLN,WNA

 

 


Linda Chavez Flores
Linda Chavez-Flores, BSN, RN
Instructor of Nursing
Office: 2024-B
Phone: Phone: 307-382-1818
Education:

BSN, University of Wyoming

Associate Degree in Nursing, Western Wyoming Community College

Certifications: ACLS, BLS, PALS, TNCC
Experience: ICU, ED, Medical/Surgical

 


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Jenny Daniel MS, RN, CNE
Associate Professor of Nursing Rawlins
Office Rawlins Wyoming, Western Outreach Building
Phone: 307-328-9274

"Winners never quit and quitters never win." - Vince Lombardi

Education:

MS, University of Wyoming

BSN with Honors, University of Wyoming

AA in Psychology & English, Laramie County Community College

Certification: Certified Nurse Educator; Med/Surg CertificationACLS,NRP, BLS Instructor, Nursing Home Administrator
Experience: Clinical - Med/Surg, Home Health LTC, Pediatrics
Teaching LCCC, Casper College Western Wyoming Community College
Military - 1st Lieutenant Flight Nurse WYANG

 

Professional
Membership:
ANA,NLN,WNA

 


deanne garner
Deanne Garner MS, RN, CNE
Associate Professor Nursing
Office: 2024-C
Phone: 307-382-1799

"Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us." - John N. Mitchell

Education:

MS, University of Wyoming

BSN, University of Wyoming

ADN, Western Wyoming Community College

AS, Western Wyoming Community College

Certification: BLS, Certified Nurse Educator
Clinical Areas: Medical/Surgical,Oncology Biotherapy, Home Infusion
Expertise: Med/Surg, Med/Surg Assistant Nurse Manager, Outpatient Coordinator,

 

Professional
Membership:
ANA,NLN,WNA

 


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Julie C. Leavit MSN, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: A106
Phone: 307-382-1795

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep MOVING forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

Education:

MSN, Western Governors University

BSN, Western Governors University 

ADN, Western Wyoming Community College 

AS, Western Wyoming Community College

Certification: BLS, Master of Defensive Charting
Clinical Areas: Nurse Case Manager, Medical/Surgical, Acute Care, Long Term Care (Geriatrics), Infection Control, Employee HealthCNA Instructor
Expertise:

Nurse Case Manager, Medical/Surgical, Acute Care, Geriatrics, Employee Health, Infection ControlCNA Instructor

Professional
Membership:
ANA,NLN,WNA

 

 


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Carla Lee MS, RN, CNE
Associate Professor of Nursing
Office: 2024-D
Phone: 307-382-1793

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Education:

MS, University of Wyoming

BS in Biology, Idaho State University

ADN, Western Wyoming Community College

Certification: BLS, Certified Nurse Educator, NRP
Experience: OB, OR, Med/Surg
Professional
Membership:
ANA,NLN,WNA

 

 


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Sunny Thomas MS, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: 1339
Phone: 307-382-1794

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away" - Author Unknown

Education:

MS, University of Wyoming 

BSN, University of Wyoming

Certification: ACLS,BLS, PALS.TNCC
Experience: Med/Surg; ICU; ER
Interesting Facts: Rock Springs Native
Professional
Membership:
ANA,NLN,WNA

 


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Beth Stephens MSN,RN, CNC-OB
Instructor of Nursing
Office: Evanston Wyoming, Western's Outreach BOCES Building
Phone: 307-789-5742 ext. 139

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" –Unknown

Education:

MSN, University of Arizona

ADN, Western Wyoming Community College

Certification: ACLS,BLS, PALS,NRP, STABLE, CPIAWHON Intermediate, Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nursing, Advanced Fetal Monitoring, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (HI)
Experience: L&D, Maternal/Newborn Nursing, MED/SURG
Professional
Memberships:
ANA,WNON, NLN, Sigma Theta Tau, WNA

 

 


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Shelby Williams MS, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Office: 1400
Phone: 307-382-1665

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi

Education:

MS, University of Wyoming

BSN, University of Wyoming

Certification: ACLS, PALS,TNCC
Experience: University of Washington Medical Center, Transplant, 2007-2008; 2008 to current, MHSC Emergency Department
Professional
Membership:
ANA,NLN,WNA

 

Adjunct Nursing Faculty

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Ann Marie Clevenger MSN, RN
Adjunct Nursing Faculty
Office: 2026
Phone: 307-382-1801

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

Education:

Anticipated Doctorate of Nursing Practice DNP April 2021

MSN, Grand Canyon University

BSN, University of Wyoming

Certification: ACLS, ATCN, BLS, PALS, TNCC
Clinical Areas: Emergency, Same Day/Outpatient Surgery, Dermatology/Cosmetic Outpatient Surgery
Expertise: Clinical Coordinator Emergency Department, SANE A & SANE P Team Member, Leadership
Professional Memberships: AAOHN, ANA, ENAIAFN,NLN,WNA Board Secretary 2017-present
Community Involvement: YWCA Board Member (2014-2017)

 

Education:

MSN, 2019

BSN, 2014

ADN, 2002

Certification:

BLS Instructor

Experience:

School Nurse, Long Term Care, BLS Instructor,CNA Instructor

Professional
Membership:

Wyoming School Nurse Association, National Association of School Nurses

 

Academic Degrees:

MSN, 2009

BSN, 1985

ADN, 1977

Certification: BLS,CNE
Experience: Nurse Case Manager, Nursing Leadership/Coordinating, Nurse Advocacy
Professional
Membership:
ANA,WNA
Education:

MSN, 2017

BSN, 2013

ADN, 2010

BS in Biology, 2006

Certification: BLS,CMS
Experience: Hospice Director, Medical/Surgical, Leadership
Professional
Membership:
ANA,WNA
 
Education:

MSN, 2018

BSN, 2017

AS, 2010

General Studies, 2007

Certification: BLS,ACLS, PALS, STABLENRPRPTNCC, EFMFM, Lactation Essentials, AWWONN Intermediate NC fetal tracing certification, ABLS, Crucial Conversations
Experience: Hospital Administration, Nurse Leader, Acute Medical/Surgical, OB, ED, Critical Care Ground Transport, Adolescent Health

 

 
Education:

Master NP, 2018

BSN, 2016

ADN, 2008

AS, 2005

Certification: BLS

 

 
Education:

MSN, 2013

BSN, 1996

AS, 1993

Certification: BLS, CPBLS Instructor and Provider
Experience: Leadership, Director, Long Term Care

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