Ms. Cannon received her BSN from the University of South Alabama in 1987. In 1997, she was awarded the MSN with a focus in nursing education from the University of South Alabama. Ms. Cannon’s areas of clinical expertise are adult health and critical care. She primarily worked in cardiac and medical intensive care units before entering the nursing education environment. Ms. Cannon has experience in licensed practical and associate degree nursing education. She was employed by a community college in a licensed practical nursing program before being employed by UWA in 1997. She has served as course coordinator of NS 102, Foundations of Nursing Practice I and NS 103, Foundations of Nursing Practice II. She currently teaches in courses of NS 201, Maternal-child Nursing and NS 204, Advanced Adult and Critical Care Nursing. Ms. Cannon has served as the chairperson of the Division of Nursing since September of 2008. She performs administrative duties in addition to classroom instruction in her role. Currently, she is enrolled in an Instructional Leadership doctoral program at the University of Alabama.
Mrs. Grant received her BSN from the University Of Tennessee College Of Nursing, Memphis, TN, in 1974. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in 1978 with an emphasis on Maternal Child Nursing. She received her Master of Science in Health Administration from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1989. Mrs. Grant began her nursing career in Pediatrics and Neonatal Care and served in a variety of roles including Neonatal Transport Coordinator for Southwest Alabama and Neonatal Nurse Clinician in North Carolina. Prior to joining the faculty at UWA, she worked as a Nursing Administrator for 26 years for a large metropolitan hospital system in Alabama. Her experience was in operations management including human resources and financial management; medical staff relations; and clinical technology development. Mrs. Grant joined the faculty at UWA in January 2010. She is an instructor in courses NS 102 Fundamentals in Nursing Practice, NS 103 Fundamentals in Nursing Practice, NS 201 Maternal Child Nursing, NS 202 Adult Health Nursing, and NS 205 Preparation for Licensure. She serves on the UWA Information Technology Committee and the Division of Nursing Faculty and Curriculum Committees.
Mrs. Mary Hanks began her nursing career in the Spring of 1994 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She served as a staff nurse on a medical-surgical unit that specialized in orthopedic, urological and neurosurgery. In the Fall of 1999, Mrs. Hanks became an adjunct faculty member at Shelton State Community College where she worked as a clinical instructor with both Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing students. In academic year 2009-2010, she worked with BSN nursing students in the clinical faculty role at The University of Alabama. She was promoted to Assistant Nurse Manager in 2005 and upon securing her Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2010 she accepted a Nurse Manager position at DCH Rehabilitation Pavilion before coming to The University of West Alabama in November 2011.
Mrs. Lashley graduated in the first nursing class here at Livingston University in 1976. She received her BSN from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1983. In 1989, she received her Master in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women with an emphasis in Gerontological Nursing. Mrs. Lashley has clinical experience in the areas of adult health nursing, gerontological nursing, hospice and home health nursing. She began teaching here at the university in 1983. She received the William E. Gilbert Award for Outstanding Teaching in 1993 and 2002. Mrs. Lashley serves as the coordinator for Nursing 204 Advanced Adult and Critical Care Nursing. She also teaches in Nursing 103, Foundations of Nursing Practice ll and Nursing 202, Adult Health Nursing. She serves as the Student Nursing Association faculty advisor.
Mrs. Webb received her BSN from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1975. In 1979, she received her Master in Nursing from the University of Mississippi with an emphasis in Maternal-Newborn. She was certified as a Family Planning Nurse Practitioner in 1974 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Mrs. Webb has extensive clinical experience in the areas of maternal-child nursing, adult health nursing and public health nursing. As a nurse practitioner, Mrs. Webb provided primary care to women of childbearing age for the Mississippi State Board of Health in five counties. She also has experience in the critical care areas and emergency room. Mrs. Webb serves as the coordinator for Nursing 201 Maternal-Child Nursing. She also teaches in Nursing 102, Foundations of Nursing Practice I and Nursing 103, Foundations of Nursing Practice II. Mrs. Webb coordinates and teaches Nursing 100, Dosage Calculation for Professional Nurses.