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Backus

Debra Backus, Ph.D, RN, CNE, NEA-BC
Professor, Nursing Department Director
backus@canton.edu

  • Nursing Diploma: St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center School of Nursing, Ogdensburg, NY
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, NY
  • Master of Science in Nursing Administration: SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, NY
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT
LaFrance

Peggy LaFrance, Ph.D, RN, COI
Professor

lafrancep@canton.edu

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: SUNY Plattsburg, Plattsburgh, NY
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Education: Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Thompson

Christine Thompson MSN, RN
Assistant Professor

thompsonc@canton.edu

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: SUNY Canton, NY
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: St. Josephs College of Maine, Standish, ME
  • Master of Science in Nursing Education: St. Josephs College of Maine, Standish, ME
Barkley

Dawne Barkley, MSN, BS, RN, COI, CEN
Assistant Professor

barkleyd@canton.edu

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: SUNY Canton
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, Orlando FL
  • Master of Science in Nursing Education: Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice at DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL
Blackmer

Marcy Blackmer, MSN-Ed, RN-BC, CDP, CLNC, CADDCT
Instructor

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Kaplan University, Chicago, IL
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Chamberlain College of Nursing, Addison, IL
Conklin

John Conklin, Ph.D, MSN, BS, RN
Professor

conklinj@canton.edu

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: SUNY Canton
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, NY
  • Master of Science in Nursing Education: St. Josephs College of Maine, Standish, ME
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Education: Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Kimberly Ferree

Kimberly Davies MSN-A, RN
Instructor

ferreek@canton.edu

  • Nursing Diploma: Allentown Hospital School of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: University if Saint Francis, Joliet, Illinois
  • Master of Science in Nursing: University if Saint Francis, Joliet, Illinois
  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice student at Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Payne Worden

Leah Payne Worden, MSN, BS, RN, RNFA, CNS-CP, CNOR
Lecturer

wordenl@canton.edu

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Niagara University, Rochester, NY
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Gannon University, Erie, Pa
Petroccione

Ann Petroccione, RN
Instructor

petro110@canton.edu

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: SUNY Canton
  • Master of Science in Nursing Student: Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Pinkerton

Michael Pinkerton, BS, RN
Lecturer PN Program

pinkertonm@canton.edu

  • Nursing Diploma: St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center School of Nursing, Ogdensburg, NY
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, NY
Stutzman

Jenna Stutzman, MSN, RN, CNOR
Lecturer

stutzmanj@canton.edu

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Sullivan-Marin

Marcia Sullivan-Marin, MS, RNC-OB
Instructional Support Associate

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Psychology: Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice student at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona
Young

Holly Young, MS, RN
Instructor

mille147@canton.edu

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: SUNY Canton
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Debra Backus, Ph.D, RN, CNE, NEA-BC
Nursing Director
Wicks 120
backus@canton.edu