Faculty in the Carthage RN-to-BSN Program see their students as colleagues in the profession of nursing. Professors work to establish close mentoring relationships with students, so students learn not just their course material, but how to succeed and lead in the nursing profession.
Carthage nursing faculty work to create a supportive, positive, and inspiring learning environment, where teachers and learners interact and collaborate. Students will learn how to maximize the benefits of this mentoring relationship, and carry that forward into their careers.
Assistant Director, RN-to-BSN Program; Assistant Professor of Nursing
Professor Cheryl Petersen, Ph.D., R.N., is an assistant director of the RN to BSN Program. She has extensive pediatric clinical experience in the areas of critical care, medical/surgical nursing, urgent care, and oncology research. Her research and scholarship have been recognized with the receipt of a multitude of national honors, awards, and scholarships.Read More
Interim Director of Nursing
Patricia Flannery attended the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Consortial Nursing program from 1986-1991 and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 1991 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She recently completed her Master of Science in Nursing, with a focus in Nursing Education, from the University of Phoenix. Her 3.97 GPA earned her membership in the nursing honor society.Read More
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Julie Maher, DNP, RN, C-EFM, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at Carthage. She received her ADN from Gateway Technical College, Kenosha; a BSN from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix; a MSN from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix; and a DNP in Nursing Education from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix.Read More
Associate Professor of Social Work and Women’s and Gender Studies
Professor Danielle Geary graduated from Carthage in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She earned a Master of Social Work in public child welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. Her work experience in public child welfare includes working with Rock County Division of Children and Family Services, the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, and Kenosha County DCFS.
With nine years of direct practice in public child welfare, and five years of adjunct lecturing for Carthage, Prof. Geary joined the Carthage faculty as an assistant professor in 2009. She graduated from Marquette University in 2017, earning her Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies. In 2016, Prof. Geary developed the capstone course for Women’s and Gender Studies titled “The Gendering of Leadership”. As an interdisciplinary scholar, she teaches in both the social work department and women’s and gender studies and often cross-lists her courses in the sociology department.Read More