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Meet our Faculty & Staff
Brenda Recchia Jeffers, PhD, RN, Chancellor, Professor
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Ph.D. in Nursing, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MOM.S. in Nursing, University of Illinois Chicago, Peoria Regional Campus, Peoria, ILB.S.N. , University of Illinois Chicago, Urbana Regional Campus, Urbana, ILA.D.N., Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, ILDr. Jeffers is leading the College through its most comprehensive strategic planning process to date which will engage both internal and external constituents to chart a bold future for the College that leverages its history of excellence in health care and nursing education based on the values and healing ministry of its founders, the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. Dr. Jeffers is working within the College and with collaborating partners to incorporate an integrated care curriculum and inter-professional learning experiences which will prepare graduates with the competencies needed in 21st century health care. Prior to joining St. John’s College, Dr. Jeffers served in a variety of positions in nursing education. She has been instrumental in leading major projects designed to expand nursing education capacity and nursing workforce competencies. Dr. Jeffers directed the development of the first central Illinois Ph.D. in nursing program, focus in aging; directed a John A. Hartford/American Association of Colleges of Nursing undergraduate Geriatric Nursing Project; and was instrumental in establishing the Joe Warner Teaching Nursing Home, a project designed to attract nurse graduates to long-term care. At the regional level, Dr. Jeffers has been involved in executing project activities for three Robert Wood Johnson Partners Investing in Nursing (PIN) grants. Her involvement in the current PIN initiative involves past PIN recipients for Central Illinois and the Quad Cities region.Dr. Jeffers was a founding member of Team Illinois, which worked to address the health care workforce shortages within the State of Illinois. She has participated at the national level as a delegate for the central Illinois region at the inaugural National Nursing Education Capacity Summit sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AARP Center to Champion Nursing in America, U.S. Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services Health Services Resources and Administration. The work of this group continues in the State through the Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition / Team Illinois.At the national level, Dr. Jeffers has received several recognitions and appointments to national committees, including being named as a Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing Scholar, serving as chair of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Research Leadership Network, serving at the American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights and serving on the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Ethics Workgroup to develop ethics materials for the practicing nurse. Dr. Jeffers is well known for her work in nursing education, workforce development and her scholarship regarding ethical aspects of nursing practice and research. She has several publications in the areas of education, health care and research ethics, and her work has been cited in over 40 publications in a variety of health care disciplines.
Cindy C. Ackley, MSN, RN – Instructor BSN - Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, Quincy, Illinois MSN - Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing Quincy, Illinois Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (217) 544-6464, extension: 45447 Office: 2S204
Mary Barnes, RN, MS, CCRN– Assistant Professor BSN - Delaware State College, Dover, Delaware MSN - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Email: email@example.com Phone: (217)-544-6464, extension: 45454 Office: 2S207
Specialigy Areas and Research interests: Critical Care/ICU; Cardiac Surgery ICU; Foley Catheter Usage Reduction; Dementia; Dementia Education for Hospital Staff; Care of Hospitalized Elderly.
Diploma - St. John's Hospital School of Nursing, Springfield, Illinois
MS - University of Illinois at Chicago, Peoria, Illinois
PhD Studies - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
DNP Studies - Rush University, Chicago, IL
PhD Studies - Illinois State University, Normal, IL
MSN - University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
PhD (c) - Inidana University, Indianapolis, IN
MSN - University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri
PhD Studies - University of Missouri - St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Anne Klingborg, MA - Admissions Officer/Registrar Email: Anne.Klingborg@StJohnsCollegeSpringfield.eduPhone: (217) 544-6464 extension: 45440 Office: 1S139
Anne Klingborg has a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. She has 8 years in higher education as an Academic Advisor, Classroom Coordinator, Scheduler, and Veteran’s Affairs representative, from St. Ambrose University. During the last five years, Anne worked for the Department of the Army as a budget analyst, working for Joint Munitions Command, in Rock Island, Illinois. The Joint Munitions Command serves as the worldwide headquarters for ammunition. Anne is a member of the Quad-City Women’s Outdoor Club. The women’s club enjoys spending time exploring new adventures/sports in the outdoors. Anne is also a volunteer member of Dress for Success, a Non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to low-income women in over 75 cities worldwide.