Nursing Faculty

Molly J. Bradshaw, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC
Associate Professor
DNP Coordinator

Education:

  • 1998: ADN - Eastern Kentucky University
  • 2001: BSN - Eastern Kentucky University
  • 2005: MSN - University of Kentucky
  • 2016: DNP - Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Email: Molly.Bradshaw@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-1927

Research/Academic Interests:

Molly J. Bradshaw, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC is an Associate Professor, DNP Program Coordinator, and Faculty Innovator at Eastern Kentucky University. She completed her undergraduate nursing degrees at EKU (1998, 2001), her Master’s Degree at the University of Kentucky (2005), and her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (2016). She is nationally board certified as both a family and women’s health nurse practitioner. She maintains an active clinical practice at First Choice Immediate Care, in Columbia, Kentucky.

Her 22-year career in nursing includes diverse positions including staff nurse (labor & delivery and the operating room), school nurse, nurse manager, nurse practitioner, and active service in the United States Navy Nurse Corp. Her academic scholarship is rooted in teaching innovation, use of infographics/social media, and the DNP Project. Clinically she is published on subjects such as prescribing habits of nurse practitioners and chronic disease management including hypertension, COPD, obesity, and multiple sclerosis. She currently serves as Chair-Elect of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Steering Committee for the Practice Leadership Network and is the CEO of DNPmollyB, LLC. She has recently published a book in collaboration with Springer Publishing company entitled, “The DNP Project Workbook: A Step By Step Process for Success,” and is the co-host of the DNP Project Podcast.

Areas of Clinical Practice:

Primary Care and Women’s Health

Certifications:

  • American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC): Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Credentialing Center (NCC): Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Publications:

Dr. Bradshaw’srecent work can be found in several journals including: 

  • Leithead, C., Bradshaw, M., Salmond, S., & Dreker, M. R. (2020). Experiences of multiple sclerosis patients with self-management of fatigue: a qualitative systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18(3), 619-625.
  • Benenson, I., Waldron, F. A., & Bradshaw, M. J. (2020). Treating hypertension in older adults: Beyond the guidelines. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 32(3), 193-199.
  • Bradshaw, M. J. (2020). Practical Tips for Use of Audio Feedback on Student Writing Assignments. Nurse Educator, 45(2), 66-67.
  • Benenson, I., Waldron, F. & Bradshaw, M. (2019). Endocrine Hypertension: A Primer for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners, 15(10), p782-786. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2019.08.028
  • Bradshaw, M. J. (2019). Seven Practical Tips for DNP Projects in Faith-Based Settings. Journal of Christian Nursing, 36(4), 210.
  • Ohar, J., Putcha, N., & Bradshaw, M. (2018). Asthma-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overlap: Diagnostic and Management Challenges. Journal of Family Practice, 67(10), S46-S46.

She has also recently co-authored a book, a book chapter, and co-hosts a Podcast:

Book- The DNP Project Workbook: A Step by Step Process for Success

Chapter - Clinical Practice Guidelines, Chapter 9, published in Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing,

Podcast - The DNP Project Podcast

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

Nurse Practitioner:

First Choice Immediate Care, Columbia, Kentucky

Member:

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Kentucky Coalition for Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwives
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF)
  • Sigma
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Practice Leadership Network Steering Committee, Chair-Elect

Awards/Accolades:

Spirit of the School of Nursing Award, Rutgers School of Nursing Received 2017

This award is granted by the staff at Rutgers School of Nursing to one faculty member who exemplifies the “spirit” of the Rutgers School of Nursing.

New Jersey Health Foundation Teaching Excellence Award Received 2014

This award requires nomination from the student body. It includes all faculty in the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences including medicine, dentistry, nursing, and other allied health professions. It is granted to one faculty member each year for teaching excellence.

Military Service:
United States Navy, Nurse Corps

  • Operation Enduring, Iraqi Freedom Veteran

Catherine Edwards, DNP, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate and RN to BSN Coordinator

Education:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - Eastern Kentucky University
  • Masters of Science in Nursing, Rural Public Health and Nursing Education - Eastern Kentucky University
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Leadership - University of Kentucky

Email: Catherine.Edwards@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-1960 

Research/Academic Interests:

End-of-life care is a passion of mine. I completed my doctoral project at the University of Kentucky with a focus on end-of-life (EOL) care. Through a simulated EOL scenario, I was able to compare newly graduated nurses with nurses who had been in practice for a year, in terms of efficacy and self-confidence related to EOLcare.

Areas of Clinical Practice:

I have been an intensive care unit nurse for 21 years and continue to practice in an ICU setting on a PRN basis.

Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Publications:

Dr. Edward’s work can be found in the following educational journal:

        New Forums Press (October, 2018), entitled “Reinventing Student Engagement: The Role of In – Class Simulation”.

Associations/Affiliations/Work History:

  • Eastern Kentucky University, 08/2006 to present
  • Baptist Health Richmond, 05/2019 to present
  • St. Joseph Hospital, 03/2001 to 02/2016
  • Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, 07/2000 to 03/2001
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital, 01/1999 to 05/2000

Awards/Accolades:
Received the “Golden Apple Award” at EKU in 2014

Nominated for Critical Thinking Teacher of the Year for the following years: 2015, 2017, & 2018


Angela Wood, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PPCNP-BC
Clinical Faculty and FNP Clinical Coordinator

Education:

  • Associate of Science in Nursing - Midway College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Midway College
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Eastern Kentucky University - Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post Master’s Science of Nursing Spalding University - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Eastern Kentucky University

Email: Angela.Wood@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-6313

Research/Academic Interests: Childhood Obesity

Areas of Clinical Practice:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Student Health

Board Certifications:

  • American Academy of Family Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Awards/Accolades:

  • Blackboard World Catalyst Award for Teaching and Learning – 2019
  • 2nd Annual Faculty Awards and Recognition: Critical Thinking and Teaching Award Nominee - 2018
  • E-campus Advocate for Student Success Award Nominee - 2017

Margaret H. Zoellers, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Associate Professor and FNP Program Coordinator

Education:

  • Associate of Science in Nursing - Eastern Kentucky University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Eastern Kentucky University
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner - Eastern Kentucky University
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Eastern Kentucky University

Email: Margaret.Zoellers@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2311

Research/Academic Interests: Identification and treatment of depression in college students

Areas of Clinical Practice:

  • Family practice
  • Women’s Health
  • Urgent Care
  • Student Health

Board Certifications:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner

Awards/Accolades:

  • Blackboard World Catalyst Award for Teaching and Learning – 2019
  • Faculty Recognition Award, Doctor of Nursing Practice – 2018
  • EKU Online eCampus Excellence in Course Design - 2016

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