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Kellie Bryant DNP, WHNP-BC, CCE - Dr. Bryant is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at SUNY Downstate. She currently teaches maternity/women's health, health assessment and research within the Accelerated, RN/BS and graduate program. In addition to teaching, Dr. Bryant also practices as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner at Jamaica hospital's Women's Health Center. Lastly she is a part-time clinical simulation lab coordinator in which she creates and implements clinical simulations for undergraduate nursing students. Dr. Bryant received her associate degree in nursing from Hudson Valley Community College. She then continued her education at SUNY Stony Brook where she received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees. In 2006 Dr. Bryant completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Bryant has published several articles on adolescent pregnancy and contraceptive use. In 2005 she also co-authored an article for the Journal of Nursing Scholarship on genetic hearing disorders in children. In addition she has presented at both national and international conferences in the area of women’s health. She has also received a grant from the March of Dimes to create and implement prenatal classes for pregnant adolescents in foster care. Some of her scholarly activities include test item writing for Elsevier, volunteer for NLN and book reviewer.
Marita Hoffart RN, BSN, MS
Sara Horton-Deutsch PhD, CNSA, RN - Sara Horton-Deutsch, RN, CNS, PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing and Coordinator of the Graduate Psychiatric Nursing Program, Indiana University School of Nursing. A nurse educator for more than 15 years, Dr. Horton-Deutsch has a doctorate from Rush University in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. Clinical experience has included private practice, psychiatric consultation/liaison nursing and practitioner/teacher on an inpatient geropsychiatric unit. Dr. Horton-Deutsch is also the program director of a $712,000, 3-year (2008-2011) Advanced Nursing Education Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the Department of Health and Human Services. The project focuses on the outcomes of increasing the number, diversity and distribution of advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurses in rural and underserved regions of Indiana by making advanced education available through the development of a distance-accessible program. It will serve to educate those who are committed to being psychiatric/mental health clinical nurse specialists (CNS), psychiatric nurse educators and/or faculty, as well as those seeking post-master’s psychiatric certification. Dr. Horton-Deutsch’s scholarship focuses on reflective practices as a guide to expanding relational capacity of healthcare providers, reflective leadership and interpretative pedagogies. Another scholarly interest focuses on the use of mindfulness-based therapeutic interventions.