Kim Plemmons, MSN, RN, CNE
Program Chair and Associate Professor
Ms. Plemmons began her career as a nurse at the neuroscience unit at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. Her wide and varied experience includes work at Presbyterian Hospital and CMC-University in orthopedics, urology, same-day surgery recovery, maternity, oncology, post-surgical, administration and education. She became a nurse educator to share her desire to ensure quality patient care.
Ms. Plemmons came to the Louise Harkey School of Nursing in 1994. She earned a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Plemmons is a certified nurse educator by the National League of Nursing. She is also active in a number of nursing organizations and her church where she teaches Sunday School and plays in a hand bell choir.
Other interests include flower gardening and refinishing old furniture.
Debora S. Allder, MSN, RN, CNE
Ms. Allder first stated that she wanted to become a nurse at age four. Inspired by her father, who was a volunteer paramedic for 20 years, she began her healthcare career at age 14 as a volunteer candy striper, and at 17 worked as a unit secretary.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia in 1988, she began teaching as a clinical educator in 1995 in a small hospital in Southern California. She then relocated to Charlotte and began teaching at Cabarrus College in 2002 and obtained her Master's Degree in Nursing Education from Gardner-Webb University in 2006.
Ms. Allder spends time nurturing three daughters, two cats, a husband, and of course, Cabarrus College ADN students. She also enjoys church activities, reading murder mysteries, puzzles, and traveling.
Susan Brooks, MSN, RN, CNE
Ms. Brooks earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Science in Nursing, with an emphasis in Adult Health Nursing and Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
She has worked in nursing education at the diploma and ADN level for more than 12 years and has clinical experience spanning 12 years in medical-surgical nursing, neurosciences, home health and infection control and prevention. She is also certified in Infection Control.
Ms. Brooks has a strong interest in the care of patients experiencing neurological problems, including stroke.
Christine Berling, MSN, RN
Mrs. Berling graduated with a diploma in nursing from Mercy School of Nursing in 1985. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2008 from the University of Phoenix. In December, 2015 she will complete a post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education from Gardner-Webb University.
Mrs. Berling has 23 years hospital experience in critical care, including positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, and nurse educator. She has also served as a nurse volunteer with the community's indigent population. She joined Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in March, 2014 as part-time clinical faculty.
When not teaching, Mrs. Berling enjoys swimming, cycling, yoga, gardening, sewing, and church activities.
Lori A. Brown, MSN, RN
Ms. Brown is originally from the middle Georgia area. She attended the University of Georgia, and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing. She began her nursing career as a staff nurse in the Neuro ICU. Within a year of full time nursing, she began to precept new graduates and was bitten by the education bug.
She spent four years in Greenville, South Carolina, where she worked full time in Neurotrauma ICU and Medical ICU, as well as worked as part time clinical faculty at Greenville Technical College. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Duke University in May, 2009, and began to teach full time, while continuing to work PRN at the bedside. She credits many mentors along the way (nursing faculty, charge nurses, clinical nurse specialists) for her success, and is grateful for the opportunity she has with students.
Ms. Brown’s first love is her role as a nurse, but education is her passion. She strives to support students in their development into lifelong professionals who are the change agents of our future. Ms. Brown is married to her high school sweetheart, and together they have a daughter, son and two dogs.
Tiffany T. Brunson, MSN, FNP, RN
Ms. Brunson began her nursing career at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. There she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. While enrolled at Lander University, Ms. Brunson was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Ms. Brunson later earned her Master of Science in Nursing-Education Concentration from Winston Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC.
Ms. Brunson has worked mainly in the acute care setting, initially as a staff nurse, and later as a Travel Nurse. She has traveled to various locations while working in the travel nursing industry, including South Carolina, California, West Virginia, Minnesota, and Georgia. Ms. Brunson joined the staff at CMC-NorthEast in 2006, working PRN in the Share the Care Float Pool. She then joined Cabarrus College in January of 2010 as a part time Nursing Adjunct Faculty. In August 2010, Ms. Brunson became a fulltime Instructor at Cabarrus College.
Jill Carey, MSN, RN
Mrs. Carey received her in BSN from the University of Texas at Austin, in Austin Texas. Seven years after becoming a nurse she and her family moved to Charlotte N.C. She earned her Master's Degree from Gardner-Webb University while teaching for Mercy School of Nursing Diploma program. Her love of teaching took her from the diploma RN to teaching in the Accelerated BSN at Winston Salem State University to Queens University in Charlotte, teaching in the Accelerated BSN, and BSN options, as well as RN-BSN track.
She returned "home" to Cabarrus College in 2014 as a part-time faculty and is now a full time faculty.
Jamie Cochran, MSN, RN
Mrs. Cochran graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. While there, she received the Robert L. Wall Leadership Award and the Edith M. Dennis Service Award. She began her nursing career as a staff nurse in Mother/Baby. She soon started to precept new graduates and serve as a charge nurse for her unit. A few years into her career she began teaching as adjunct faculty for Stanly Community College and realized her passion for education.
Mrs. Cochran is grateful for the opportunity to teach at the college that began her nursing career. She feels that the college has given so much to her, this is her opportunity to give back and help educate the next generation of nurses. She is married to her high school sweetheart and together they have two children, a dog and three cats. In her free time, she enjoys being involved in her church and spending time with her family.
Marsha Combs, BSN, RN
Mrs. Combs earned her Associate Degree in Nursing as well as her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. She is currently working toward her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Chamberlain College of Nursing.
Mrs. Combs has been a registered nurse for 15 years and her background experience includes adult critical care, acute rehabilitation nursing, inpatient case management and community health nursing. She is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses as well as Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Mrs. Combs is extremely excited to be given the opportunity to share her nursing knowledge while helping educate future nurses.
She enjoys gardening, hiking, antique shopping, church activities and helping on her family’s farm.
Cristine Eudy, MSN, FNP, RN
Ms. Eudy earned a diploma in nursing from Cabarrus College (formerly Cabarrus Memorial Hospital School of Nursing). She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis on education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was trained as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
She has 20+ years of experience in the nursing field. Her background includes working as a critical care staff nurse, nursing education at the ADN level and providing primary care as a FNP.
Ms. Eudy enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandson.
Lisa Lunsford, RN, COTA/L
NA I Program Coordinator
Ms. Lunsford is an ADN graduate of Stanly Community College in Albemarle. She also has an AAS as an OTA from Stanly Community College. She has been in the medical field for over 15 years.
Prior to joining the faculty at Cabarrus College she taught Health Science and Nursing Fundamentals in the public school system. Her work experience includes working with geriatrics in LTC and home health, pediatrics, dialysis, and hospice. She also worked as the Director of Personal Care Services for a home care agency.
She enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 boys, and 1 daughter. In her spare time, she loves canning, cooking, working in her garden, and singing at church.
Patricia McCahan, MSN, RN, CNE
Ms. McCahan received a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida. She has been a registered nurse for over 20 years with clinical practice in adult health.
She has been a nurse educator since 1999 and began teaching in the NC Community College system. In 2008, she successfully completed the requirements to attain the designation of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) from the National League for Nursing.
Ms. McCahan enjoys cheering for her children in a variety of sports, reading, and watching college football.
Patricia Mullens, MSN, RN, CNE
Ms. Mullens has practiced in the clinical and academic community for over 30 years. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bluefield State College in West Virginia and with her Master of Science in Nursing from Radford University in Virginia.In the spring of 2009, she attained the designation of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) as awarded by the National League of Nursing.
Ms. Mullens has received several awards honoring her teaching and leadership including the Cabarrus College Educational Excellence Award and the Honor Society in Nursing Cathryn M. Bratton Memorial Leadership Award. She has been a member of the nursing faculty since 2001 and serves on several college committees.
She enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Casey Page, MSN, RN
After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from The University of South Carolina in 1995, Ms. Page worked in various areas of health care to include pediatrics, PACU and emergency room nursing. In 2013, she received a Master of Science degree in Nursing Education from Western Carolina University. She then joined Cabarrus College in August of 2013 as a part time clinical faculty member. In June 2014, Ms. Page became a fulltime instructor at Cabarrus College. She continues to work at the bedside conducting cardiac stress tests and is ACLS certified.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter and pets along with road trips and watching Gamecock football.
Nanda E. Rogers, MSN, RN
Ms. Rogers received her ADN from Carolinas College of Health Sciences in 2000 and her MSN from Gardner-Webb University in 2013. She also holds a BS in Communication Studies from Wingate University, and worked in the private sector prior to attending nursing school. Ms. Rogers enjoyed 14 years as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse at Levine Children's Hospital where she served as a staff preceptor, family educator, and CPR/NRP instructor.
Ms. Rogers joined the faculty of Cabarrus College in 2014, and she teaches Maternal/Newborn and Pediatric nursing. She has a passion for nursing education, and she enjoys mentoring students and watching them celebrate their successes in the classroom and in the clinical setting.
In her spare time, Ms. Rogers enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and granddaughter, traveling, and reading.
Veronique Singerman, MSN, MA, MAT, RN
Ms. Singerman joined Cabarrus College as a clinical instructor in 2007. Previously, she taught French at the University of Maine and at Davidson College and has a Master of Arts in Teaching French at the University of Maine at Orono.
Her undergraduate studies were done in France, where she also completed a Master's in English at the University of Rennes. After obtaining her ADN at Carolinas College of Health Sciences in 1994, she went on to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she also completed a Master of Science in Community Health Nursing. She spent five years on a post-surgical cardio-thoracic unit and then worked six years in long-term care.
In the summer months, she works as a volunteer for the Free Clinic of Our Towns in Davidson, specializing in diabetes prevention education. Her main interest lies in health promotion and disease prevention. She practices yoga and enjoys horseback riding.
Sherry Romanoff, BSN, RN
Ms. Romanoff received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton N.C. and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is currently working toward her Master's Degree in Nursing Education at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
She has been a registered nurse for 22 years with experience in pediatrics, operating room, dialysis, pain management and administration. She joined Cabarrus College in August of 2015 as a part-time clinical faculty member.
Ms. Ramsey enjoys physical fitness, is an avid runner and loves spending time with her family.
Brittany Stone, MSN, RN
Mrs. Stone earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Liberty University in 2008 and began working as a staff nurse in the special and exciting field of pediatrics. She became certified in pediatrics through the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2012, before starting work on her Masters of Science in Nursing. She completed the degree with a focus in nursing education in the spring of 2015, from Liberty University Online. She joined Cabarrus College of Health Science as a clinical instructor in the fall of 2015. Her passions include mentoring students and new graduate nurses, as well as pediatric palliative care.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, baking, shopping, traveling, and church activities.
Lisa Tardo-Green, MSN, RN
Simulation and Skills Lab Coordinator and Assistant Professor
Ms. Tardo-Green is an ADN and BSN graduate of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. She received her Master's Degree in Nursing Education at Duke University School of Nursing.
Prior to joining the faculty at Cabarrus College, she was a member of the Emergency Care Team at CMC-NorthEast. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau-Epsilon Mu in March 2009 and is a current member of the National League of Nursing.
Ms. Tardo-Green is a past member of the U.S. Army Reserves where she served as her unit's Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of training.
In her spare time she likes to sew, bake, and do home-improvement projects.
Hortense Turner, MSN, RN, CPE, CNE
Ms. Turner received her BSN from Barton College in Wilson, NC, and her Master’s Degree, in Nursing of Children, from The Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She has practiced in various clinical areas including obstetrics, general pediatrics, pediatric critical care and pediatric and adult research. She has over 25 years of experience in nursing education and has taught classroom and/or clinical in Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatrics and Maternal-Newborn Nursing, in Diploma, ADN, and BSN programs. She has also taught online Master’s courses in various content areas. Ms. Turner is a Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) and Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).
Ms. Turner has two adult children and a grandson, who she adores. Her “other children” include two pit bulls and three cats.