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Faculty & Staff



Important Notice

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Nursing Program will offer virtual appointments for students' Q&A as an alternative to face-to-face contact. Currently, Nursing Faculty and Advisors are seen by appointment only.  Face-to-face services will only be available for students that have a matter that cannot be resolved virtually.


Nursing Faculty 

Jamela M. Martin, Ph.D., RN
Chair, Department of Nursing and Allied Health
NGE 413A
(757) 823-9013 or (757) 278-2590

Aretha Thurman, DNP, RN
Director, Department of Nursing Programs
NGE 413D
(757) 823-9410

Lydia Figueroa, Ph.D., RN, BC
Assistant Professor
NGE 413E

Rosalyn Gardiner, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC, WHNP-BC
Lab Instructor
NGE 420A
(757) 823-9082

Lab Instructor

Assistant Professor

Julie Rogers, Ed.D., RN, WHNP, FNE
NGE 416A
(757) 823-2666

Lisa Scott, DNP, RN
NGE 423
(757) 823-9016

Felisa Smith, MSN/Ed., MSA, RN, CNE
NGE 413X
(757) 823-9020

Angela Sledge, MSN
NGE 413U
(757) 823-9013

Nursing Advisors

Desma Lans, M.Ed.
Nursing Admission Coordinator/Advisor
NGE 413K
(757) 823-2205          

Sandra Olanitori, MS, RN
Nursing Recruiter/Advisor
NGE 413M
(757) 823-8539


Administrative Support Technicians

Edith Carter
Administrative Office Coordinator
NGE 413
(757) 823-8525          

Cheryl Woolridge
Administrative Office Specialist III
NGE 413
(757) 823-9013