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At Calvin, you'll be taught by expert faculty with extensive experience in nursing and many other health-related fields. Your professors will get to know you personally—and you won't just sit in their classrooms; you'll do research alongside them as well.

We invite you to meet your future professors at Calvin by clicking the video profiles below!

Elizabeth Byma

Jaclynn Lubbers

Dawn Frambes

Katherine Kunnen

Jesse Moes

Lisa Lycette

Gail Zandee

Adejoke Ayoola

Mary Persenaire

Mary Persenaire

Mary Persenaire

  • Three students getting to know each onther on campus

    Professor Elizabeth Byma

    Prof. Byma served as a nurse in the U.S. Navy and now leads Calvin students through nursing simulations using our advanced simulation facilities.
  • Three students getting to know each onther on campus

    Professor Jaclynn Lubbers

    Prof. Lubbers specializes in pediatrics, and works as a pedriatic nurse practitioner when she's not teaching theory courses at pediatric nursing at Calvin.
  • Three students getting to know each onther on campus

    Professor Dawn Frambes

    Prof. Frambes teaches advanced nursing courses, including a nursing leadership and management course.
  • Three students getting to know each onther on campus

    Professor Katherine Kunnen

    Prof. Kunnen has practiced nursing in places ranging from a warzone in Iraq to Central Park, New York. Today, you're most likely to find her teaching courses like Adult Strategies.
  • Three students getting to know each onther on campus

    Professor Jesse Moes

    Prof. Moes' courses explore a wide variety of adult health topics, but also loves working with both new nursing students and those who are preparing to head out into their post-graduation careers.
  • Three students getting to know each onther on campus

    Professor Lisa Lycette

    Prof. Lycette has practiced nursing in four different states, with a specialty in maternal newborn nursing and related areas of nursing.
  • Three students getting to know each onther on campus

    Professor Gail Zandee

    Prof. Zandee is passionate about public health nursing and helps to create community learning experience for students in our local community.
  • Three students getting to know each onther on campus

    Professor Adejoke Ayoola

    Dr. Ayoola's is the chair of the nursing department, with special expertise in women's reproductive health.
  • Three students getting to know each onther on campus

    Professor Mary Persenaire

    Prof. Persenaire manages the nursing program's simulation labs and other high-tech facilities.
  • Three students getting to know each onther on campus

    Professor Lauren Schuitema

    Prof. Schuitema is a public health nurse who you'll interact with as part of your community learning.
  • Three students getting to know each onther on campus

    Professor Carolyn Samuel

    Prof. Samuel teaches courses related to pediatrics, and brings her own experience as a mother into her teaching.

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