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OBU College of Nursing Welcomes New Faculty

August 16, 2016

OBU’s College of Nursing is pleased to welcome five new faculty members as assistant professors of nursing. New faculty include Jaime Brantley, Dr. Robin Brothers, Rebecca Coon, Shaelene Fipps and Jennifer Sharma.

Brantley earned both her BSN and MSN from Union University in Tennessee. She served as an associate professor at Jackson State Community College for seven years and was responsible for clinical and classroom instruction for nursing students enrolled in the associate degree program. She previously worked as a clinical coordinator / hyperbaric technician, a RN surgical assistant, a RN, and a medical surgical technician.

Brothers earned her LPN from Autry Technology Center in Enid, Oklahoma. She then earned her BSN at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and her MSN from the University of Oklahoma. She recently earned her Ph.D. from Oklahoma City University. She spent several years working as an RN and also as a practical nursing instructor. She has also taught RSN to BSN online courses and MSN online courses.

Coon earned her BSN at Southern Nazarene University. She then earned her MSN at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She has worked as a clinical RN at O.U. Medical Center Children’s Hospital for several years. Her teaching experience includes serving as an anatomy and physiology instructor at Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center and as an adjunct clinical instructor for community health and critical care nursing at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Fipps earned her BSN from East Central University. She then earned her MSN from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as a house supervisor for the nursing administration float pool at Unity Health Center as well as various other professional experiences. She likewise has extensive clinical and management experience. She has also served as an adjunct instructor through the OU Health Sciences Center.

Sharma earned her BSN and MSN both at OBU. She has worked for Heartland Home Health in Shawnee for 12 years, most recently as director of professional services, supervising all clinical staff among many other duties. She previously worked as a charge RN for Davita Dialysis in Midwest City and as an intensive care unit staff RN at Unity Health Center in Shawnee. She has also served as a teaching assistant in a skills application lab in an OBU nursing course.