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Carol Amole, M.S.N., R.N. – Assistant Professor

Carol-AmoleCarol Amole received her master’s degree in nursing from Florida Atlantic University. She was awarded a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Alderson Broaddus College. Professor Amole has been a nurse for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of roles in healthcare including staff nurse, nurse manager as well as a staff educator before teaching full time. Her areas of expertise include Psychiatric Nursing and Nursing Ethics.

Professor Amole is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7558. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at camole@irsc.edu.

Lynn Crowell, M.S.N., R.N. – Associate Professor

Lynn-CrowellLynn Crowell received her master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Barry University and an associate degree from Palm Beach State College. She is currently completing a PhD in Education, with a specialization in nursing education at Capella University. Professor Crowell has been a nurse for over 29 years. She has worked in a variety of roles in healthcare including medical surgical nursing, community nursing, and family nursing as a nurse practitioner before teaching full time.

Professor Crowell is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7844. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at dcrowell@irsc.edu.

Jennifer Doak, D.N.P., A.R.N.P. - B.C. – Professor

Jennifer-DoakDr. Jennifer Doak received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from University of Florida. She is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner receiving a post graduate certificate in Pediatric Nursing from the University of Florida. Professor Doak maintains a national certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Pediatric Nursing. Prior to working at Indian River State College, Dr. Doak was the Head Nurse of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit and worked in various roles in the hospital setting. She has served as an Item Writer for the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing and has also served as a pilot participant for the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Dr. Doak received college wide recognition by being awarded the Instructional Innovation award. She is a member of the Florida Nurses Association and serves as the President of the local chapter of the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. Professor Doak is an active member of the Treasure Coast Nurse Practitioners Association and a volunteer with the HANDS (Health Access Network Delivery Systems) clinic of Ft. Pierce.

Dr. Doak is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7555. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be e-mailed at jdoak@irsc.edu.

Margaret A. Johnson M.S.N., R.N. – Assistant Professor

Margaret-JohnsonProfessor Johnson was awarded a Master of Science in Nursing Education from Nova Southeastern University. Before teaching at IRSC, her career in healthcare began with a position as a staff nurse at the Neurological Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC, NY. Professor Johnson’s areas of expertise include nursing math, pharmacology, maternity, pediatrics, mental health, nutrition and genitourinary care. She also has a special interest in the history of nursing.

Mrs. Johnson’s has been a nurse for over 35 years and during this time, she has had the opportunity to review nursing textbooks for various publishers and published an article on the importance of hand washing in the Journal of Practical Nursing. Her memberships in professional organizations include the American Association of University Professors, the National League of Nursing and the Association of Florida Colleges.

Professor Johnson is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7571. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at mjohnson@irsc.edu

Ruth Neese, Ph.D., R.N. - Assistant Professor

Ruth-Neese Ruth Neese received her doctoral degree in nursing from Barry University. She was awarded a master’s degree in nursing education from the University of Hartford, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Florida, and an associate degree from Armstrong State College in Savannah, GA. Professor Neese has been a nurse for over 35 years. She spent the majority of her career as a staff nurse in Emergency. Before teaching full time, Professor Neese worked as a professional development educator. Her areas of expertise include Emergency Nursing, evidence-based practice, and vulnerable populations. She has presented at regional and international conferences.

Professor Neese is a member of the Florida Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Emergency Nurses Association, and the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD). She currently serves on the Recognition Committee for ANPD and the Research and Scholarship Review Committees for the Florida Nurses Association. Professor Neese serves on the Board of Directors for the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center and St. Lucie Audubon Society.

Professor Neese is located at the IRSC Pruitt Campus, 500 N.W. California Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, Florida, 34986, telephone 772-336-6279. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at mneese@irsc.edu.

Linda Parry, M.S.N., R.N. - Assistant Professor

 Linda-ParryLinda Parry received her master’s degree in nursing from Nova Southeastern University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York. Assistant Professor Parry has over 30 years of experience in nursing. Her experience includes various healthcare settings and roles from direct patient care to staff education. She has been an instructor at IRSC for 15 years.

She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Florida Nurses Association, the IRSC Honor Society for Nursing, The National Black Nurses Association, the American Association of University Professors and the Association of Florida Colleges.

Professor Parry is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7552. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at lparry@irsc.edu.

Rosemarie Mason, M.S.N., R.N. - Associate Professor

Rosemarie-MasonRosemarie Mason received her master’s degree with a specialization as a family nurse practitioner from Florida Atlantic University and an associate of science degree from Indian River Community College. She has been teaching at Indian River State College since the late 1990’s and has taught in the Licensed Practical Nursing Program, Associate Degree Nursing Program, and the Baccalaureate Nursing Program. Her clinical background is varied and includes the areas of emergency, medical-surgical, oncology, and home health. MS. Mason’s experience as a nurse practitioner was primarily focused on care of the geriatric client in the long term care and assisted living setting.

Professor Mason is located at the IRSC, Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7572. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at rmason@irsc.edu.

Brian Skirvin-Leclair, D.N.P., A.R.N.P.- Assistant Professor

Brian-Skirvin-LeclairDr. Brian Skirvin-Leclair has more than 16 years of experience as a nurse educator and more than 22 years in clinical practice. His area of expertise is pediatrics and adult critical care for which he has been recognized for excellence in the clinical care of patients with special health care needs. His diverse teaching experience includes advanced medical surgical nursing, pediatrics and mental health. He has a passion for nursing education and has been an innovator and leader among peers developing and managing individualized NCLEX preparation programs. Dr. Skirvin-Leclair graduated with an Associate of Science in Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College and furthered his education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fitchburg State College, Masters in Science in Nursing from Simmons College and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Regis College.

He is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and serves as a site visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Dr. Skirvin-Leclair is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and is a member of the Intercultural Nursing Society. His research interests include children with special health care needs and upward mobility for nurse education. He is committed to student success and upward mobility in nurse education.

Professor Skirvin-Leclair is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7078. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at bleclair@irsc.edu.

Beverly Solesky, Ph.D., A.R.N.P. – Associate Professor

Beverly-SoleskyDr. Solesky received her doctorate degree in Nursing from the University of Florida, College of Nursing (UFCON). Additionally, she received her Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation Essential Training Program certificate at the University of Florida, College of Medicine while working on her two-year VA Postdoctoral Nurse Fellowship Program. Prior to joining IRSC, Dr. Solesky served as Program Director of the Evidence-based Nursing Practice Program in the VA Nursing Academy at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville. Dr. Solesky has 10 years of clinical experience in cardiovascular nursing and five years of didactic and clinical teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level.

At IRSC, Dr. Solesky’s teaching responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction at the ADN and BSN level. She has worked and taught at UFCON, Shands Hospital at UF, Shands Hospital at AGH, and the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She is passionate about research and is excited to share her knowledge and skills in this area to provide quality nursing care to patients based on evidence.

Dr. Solesky is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7298. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at bsolesky@irsc.edu.

Teena White, D.N.P., A.R.N.P. – Associate Professor

Teena-WhiteDr. White received her Doctorate in nursing from the University of Florida and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner certification from Barry University. She has worked for over 26 years as a nurse between Martin Memorial Hospital and the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida. Dr. White is certified as a Clinician/Practitioner Consultant for the use of electronic health records and works part-time at the VNA of Florida as a Clinical Nurse Supervisor. Professor White’s areas of expertise include Adult Health Nursing, Community Health and Culture & Diversity.

Dr. White is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7622. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at twhite@irsc.edu.

Susan Wise, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E. – Associate Professor

Susan-WiseDr. Wise received her doctorate in nursing from the University of South Florida and is a graduate of the nursing program at IRSC. She has worked for over 30 years as a nurse with clinical experience in orthopedics, med-surg, post-op telemetry, IV infusion and home health. Professor Wise’s professional practice in nursing has encompassed a variety of positions such as staff nurse, charge nurse and director of a home care company.

She has experience as an Item Writer for both the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center and served as a Site Visitor for the former National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Dr. Wise is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Florida Nurses Association, the IRSC Honor Society, the Association of Florida Colleges, and the American Association of University Professors. Professor Wise was recognized by the Florida Nurses Association with the 100 Great Nurses Award for Nursing Education.

Dr. Wise is located at the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, telephone 772-462-7569. The instructor is available during regularly scheduled office hours and can be emailed at swise@irsc.edu.




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