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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Lawrence Technological University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education www.ccneaccreditation.org

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Dr. Suzanne Cleere

Program Director, Assistant Professor

Suzanne Cleere, DNP, MSBA, RN, Caritas Coach, is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Lawrence Technological University. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Madonna University with a focus in executive leadership grounded in caring, unitary science. Her doctoral studies included an intensive semester at the University of Colorado, under the tutelage of legionary nursing leaders. During her doctoral studies she completed the course work and is a Caritas Coach, through the Watson Caring Science Institute.

Dr. Cleere's MSN/MSBA is also from Madonna University, where she created independent studies abroad for her practicum requirements, expanding her understanding of culturally competent care. Her BSN preparation was at University of Detroit Mercy.

Dr. Cleere has over 44 years in nursing and 15 years as role Executive Nurse Officer. In her leadership capacity, Dr. Cleere led inter-professional teams in ensuring patient safety and quality care delivery. Additionally, she provided direction for the development of shared leadership, and led strategic planning, quality improvement, ethical committees and residency programs. Her passion for the art of nursing along with striving for authentic therapeutic relationships led Dr. Cleere to Relationship-Based Care. She assisted in imbedding the conceptual model throughout her healthcare system. Later she became an expert consultant in this work and has taught the concepts, assisted in developing the model in healthcare systems around the country.

Dr. Cleere is an active member of nursing associations, including American Nurses Association (ANA), American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL), Sigma Theta Tau (STTI), Michigan ANA, and the Michigan Organization of Nurse Leaders (MONL). Dr. Cleere has served as District Director for MONL and is actively engaged in committee work focusing on advocacy and education.

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Dr. Margaret Glembocki

Program Director, Assistant Professor

Margaret M. Glembocki, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CSC, FAANP is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Lawrence Technological University. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Oakland University, her MSN with an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration from Wayne State University, and her BSN from Madonna University.

Dr. Glembocki has extensive experience in academic program development where she has co-developed and implemented a Forensic Nursing program (MSN) as well as developed and granted approval for an Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program (MSN), both at Oakland University. She is also committed to developing innovative ways to educate undergraduate and graduate nursing students and has been enjoying teaching for over a decade.

Dr. Glembocki has held leadership and clinical positions within the service industry of nursing where she led the implementation of Relationship-Based Care in one hospital, managed nursing and advanced practice provider teams with specialties in the emergency department and cardiothoracic surgery, and has always maintained clinical practice. He passion for practice has been cardiothoracic surgery and forensic nursing. Currently, she practices as a Nurse Practitioner in cardiothoracic surgery at Henry Ford Hospital Macomb. Additionally, she served as an officer in the United States Army.

Dr. Glembocki has presented at local, national, and international forums on Relationship-Based Care and practice related to cardiothoracic surgery and forensic nursing and has many publications in both professional journals and books. She is active in professional organizations and has served on various committees for Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners as well as the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Additionally, she has been inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dr Glembocki is passionate about advancing professional nursing and works toward empowering nurses everywhere.

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Dr. Angela Morris

Assistant Professor

Angela M. Morris DNP, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CCRN, SCRN is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Lawrence Technological University. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Michigan Flint, her MSN with an Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist concentration from Michigan State University, and her BSN from Davenport University.

Born and raised in Detroit, she has dedicated her nursing career to servicing underprivileged patient populations in the city. She has been a practicing bedside nurse at Henry Ford Health System since 2014 caring specifically for critically ill patients suffering from medical and neurological conditions. She has also served in several leadership positions focusing on nursing education, Magnet initiatives and mentoring nurses in professional development. Transitioning to academia in 2020, she has served as a clinical instructor for Michigan State University where she focused her efforts on senior nursing students teaching complex acute care and leadership courses. She is committed to developing innovative ways to educate undergraduate students and registered nurses within the healthcare system.

Dr. Morris has presented at local and national forums on evidence-based practices to improve clinical care and decrease nurse sensitive indicators such as catheter associated urinary tract infections, hospital acquired pressure injuries and practices related to critical care nursing and stroke care.

She is an active member of various nursing associations, including American Association of Neuro Nurses (AANN), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and the National League of Nurses (NLN). She has served on various committees for the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) and the Michigan Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (MiCNS) where she currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Legislative Liaison.

Dr. Morris is most passionate about mentoring new and aspiring nurses, advancing professional nursing and increasing awareness of the Clinical Nurse Specialist role while advocating for full practice privileges for APRNs.

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Brian Kaminski

Senior Lecturer

Brian Kaminski, MS, RN, AGACNP-BC is Senior Lecturer of Nursing at Lawrence Technological University. He earned his MS with a focus in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, a Certificate in Nursing Education, and a BSN from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Mr. Kaminski is a Doctor of Nursing Practice student at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing where he is developing as a clinical scholar. His interests include quality improvement of injured (trauma) patients, and translation of evidence-based practice from research to the bedside and the classroom. 

Since 2013, Mr. Kaminski has taught undergraduate, master's and doctoral students at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct clinical instructor for Davenport University – Lansing Campus while engaged in a variety of clinical nursing practice roles at major healthcare systems in Michigan. Currently, he maintains clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner in Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care and Orthopedics. 

Mr. Kaminski continues to be professionally active in numerous nursing organizations. He is supportive of mentorship, excellence, and research. Mr. Kaminski believes in self-directed learning and partnering with students to achieve success in their academic endeavors. His role is to maintain and promote an open, diverse, and inclusive environment for teaching and learning and provide students with the resources and tools to learn and develop new knowledge, skills, and attitudes, successfully graduate, and launch successful and impactful nursing careers.

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Dr. Jacqueline Moody

Assistant Professor

Jacqueline Moody Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). She earned her Doctor of Philosophy at Wayne State University, College of Nursing, and her Master of Science in Nursing at University of Detroit in Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nursing Education. Her bachelor’s degree in nursing received at University of Phoenix.

Dr. Moody has a strong background in academics. She developed the nursing course mental health at LTU for the first cohort in the nursing program and has critiqued it yearly to improve the course. She is a certified instructor for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC). She is certified in neonatal resuscitation while working in a level one trauma center.

Dr. Moody has worked in the urban environment her entire career. She has held nursing positions in academia, leadership, and clinical positions. She is passionate about academia, preceptorship, mentoring, and home care nursing. Her ultimate goals are to improve discharged patient’s outcomes and decrease African Americans’ Diabetes related disparities.

Dr. Moody is an officer in the United States Army. Her rank is Major, and she is the Officer in Charge of (ATLS) emergency department.

She has completed research in the emergency department to determine the competency level of nurses taking care of high acuity level patients. Dr. Moody also conducted research in her early years to explore the number of patients newly diagnosed with diabetes mellitus in the emergency room. Recent research topics was African Americans diagnosed with type 2 diabetes self-care practices related to spirituality, self-efficacy, health literacy, and diabetes related disparities. Current research is examining nursing students’ perception of standardized testing for the NCLEX examination.

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Renay Bethke

Simulation Coordinator

Renay Bethke, MSN, RN, CHSE joins Lawrence Technological University in 2023 as the Nursing Simulation Coordinator. Renay earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oakland University and Master in Science of Nursing Education from Spring Arbor University. Additionally, she is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, one of just over 2,000 internationally.

Renay has been a practicing bedside nurse since 2011 caring for oncology, medical-progressive step-down, and currently neonatal intensive care populations. Transitioning to academia in 2016, Renay has been a simulation specialist, clinical instructor, and didactic lecturer, for adult health, pediatric, maternal health, and leadership courses at several Southeast Michigan universities. Additionally, she was a nursing education specialist at a local hospital where she integrated simulation practice into the RN onboarding and transition to practice programs. Renay also lectures for the Healthcare Simulation Certification Program offered at the University of Michigan, Flint. She is an active member of the Society of Simulation in Healthcare professional organization.

Renay is particularly passionate about psychological safety and debriefing methods for simulation-based experiences. The simulation lab is a safe space where all learners enter under the Basic Assumption™ that they are “intelligent, capable, cares about doing their best and wants to improve” (Center for Medical Simulation, 2023). The simulation lab is a safe opportunity for students to explore and practice on the edge of their knowledge, skill, and attitude as a professional nurse and where mistakes are made, expected, and accepted, shaped into opportunities for improvement and positive learning experiences during the debriefing conversation.

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Gail L. Eddy

Adjunct Faculty

Gail Eddy, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN joins Lawrence Technological University as a Clinical Faculty at Lawrence Technological University. She has practice as an RN and is currently a Nurse Practitioner. Most of her career has been in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery Intensive care. Gail served as a leader in nursing and has had the opportunity to mentor Nurse Practitioner students as well as new staff members.

Gail believes the way to impact people’s lives is through compassion and caring. She hopes to instill that in the future Nurses today.

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Dr. Chontay Taylor Glenn PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Chontay Taylor Glenn PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC is an adjunct faculty team member (Psychiatric Mental Health) with Lawrence Technological University (LTU), School of Nursing. She earned her Ph.D. in Nursing, Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Education, and Bachelors of Science in Nursing respectively at Wayne State University, College of Nursing. She also received a certificate in Global Health Practitioner through WSU, School of Medicine, Global and Urban Health Equity Program (GLUE). She is also an ordained Christian Minister through Divine Fellowship of Churches International.

Dr. Chontay has an extensive history in nursing, serving various populations and in numerous settings including hospitals, public health department, jails, schools, community mental health, academia, etc. since 1994. She is board-certified as a Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner. Her passion is integrating spirituality and faith into nursing practice, research, education, and community service. She shares a special interest in the phenomenon of forgiveness. She advanced forgiveness research in her dissertation study which examined the effects of forgiveness on reducing delinquent behaviors with youth who had adverse childhood experiences. She continues to advance and disseminate forgiveness intervention research and practice by implementing her program ForGIVE That’s What’s Up! ™ in community settings and with her individual clients and their families.

Dr. Chontay serves as an engaged member of CEPC (Community Engagement & Planning Committee); a work group of OAC (Opioid Advisory Commission) in the Legislative Council, State of Michigan. She also serves as a contributing member of the Maternal & Infant Mortality to Vitality Task Force (Detroit Health Department) for her expertise in mental/behavioral health.

She was a co-curriculum developer and program coordinator of the HRSA-funded PMHNP residency program at the University of Michigan-Flint, School of Nursing, the first of its kind in Michigan. She has served in several other ‘first’ capacities in nursing program development in clinical and academic settings. Additionally, she is the founder of The Healing Palace, Inc. (Christian-Principled Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Organization) where she currently practices.

Dr. Chontay is adamant about providing quality and holistic education and is committed to mentoring future and current nurses into becoming leaders of the discipline of nursing. She shares this testimony “I absolutely love being a Dr. Nurse”.

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Dr. Gail J. Pietrzyk

Adjunct Faculty

Gail Pietrzyk, DNP, RN, CNOR is adjunct faculty with Lawrence Technological University. Her mission as educator is to prepare students capacity, caring, and self-efficacy to thrive in the real world. Gail began her healthcare career as a high-school feeder in a long-term care facility. A lifelong learner, Gail continued her education with her Associates Degree in Nursing from Henry Ford Community College, Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from Oakland University and Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University. Her experiences with Relationship-Based Care prompted her to return to school for her doctorate. Gail received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, where she concentrated in patient safety and quality.

Dr. Pietrzyk has held numerous leadership positions in healthcare where she promoted caring and healing environments for both patients and providers. Gail’s clinical expertise and passion for practice has focused on procedures. This encompasses a broad scope from Clinics and Ambulatory Surgery Centers to Surgery, Cardiac Cath Lab, Hybrid, and Interventional Radiology areas of hospitals. Gail maintains clinical practice as Corporate Director for a large for-profit healthcare system. Her career takes her across the nation, where her experiences enable her to bring the importance of diversity and inclusivity to her students. In her current role, Gail provides strategic direction, standardization, integration and optimization of technology, while guiding national teams with caring to solve complex problems within hospitals and clinics. Gail translates these life experiences and skills to her students.

Dr. Pietrzyk holds professional memberships in AORN, ANA, and Signa Theta Tau. Her certifications include CNOR and SSBB. Gail was also recipient of the prestigious Nightingale Award for Nursing Administration in 2013. A seasoned presenter at state and national levels, Gail is a requested repeat presenter on patient safety, quality, and culture. She has created numerous educational modules and toolkits for a variety of adult learners in healthcare settings. Gail is passionate to translate didactic education into real world experiences and provide a solid foundation from which nurses can transform the future of healthcare.

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Lori L. Sumner

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, Lori Sumner comes to us after 10 years of automotive experience with General Motors and over 10 years of Nursing Leadership experience. Currently, she is the Market Director of the Behavioral Health Services Line for the DMC Detroit Market. She truly believes in the Christian concept of Servant Leadership. She has a passion for Bible principles which drives her love of Nursing. Professor Sumner is adamant that professional nurses on the front lines must reach back and teach new nurses in order to advance the field of Nursing. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University, along with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science in Nursing both from the University of Detroit Mercy. Currently, she is working on her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. We welcome Professor Sumner to the LTU Team!

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Shant’e L. Page

Adjunct Faculty

Shant’e L. Page, MSN-Ed, RN is adjunct clinical faculty at Lawrence Tech University. She comes with 16 years of experience in pediatric nursing at Children’s Hospital of Michigan; specifically Level IV neonatal intensive care. Shant’e earned her associates degree at Davenport University, her bachelor’s degree at Walden University and her masters in nurse education at Western Michigan University. Shant’e has a strong background in academia and has been teaching pediatric nursing clinical at various universities for the last 8 years. She has been nominated for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty and serves at the LTU Winner of 2023. She is passionate about the future of nursing and how she can support students through their journey.

As a bedside nurse, Shant’e is heavily involved in her unit and serves as chair of the NICU’s PICC team, a member of the bereavement team and certified in Resolve Through Sharing; a bereavement education course. Earlier this year, Shant’e founded, developed and launched a specially trained team of dedicated nurses for a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and ECMO team to provide all the care for babies born with such a rare and life threatening congenital condition.

Shant’e has presented at the Pediatric Nurses conference and the Neonatal Nurses conference on various topics related to improving the quality of care of babies born in marginalized communities. Her passion for BIPOC mothers and infants has been the driving force behind her becoming the nurse that she is today.

Shant’e is married with 2 adult children and enjoys spending her free time traveling with them.

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Shereen Patten

Adjunct Faculty

Shereen Patten currently serve as Adjunct Clinical Professor at Lawrence Technological University. Though this is her first year in this position as a "Blue Devil" associate, she is no stranger to this lovely institution as she has participated in various on-campus events throughout the years. Shereen has 22 years of experience within the field of nursing with the majority of her experience attained in the acute-care setting. She obtained her undergraduate degree in the Science of Nursing from Grand Valley State University and her Masters in Nursing from Madonna University. Shereen Patten served as an ICU unit educator, staff nurse, nurse preceptor, Basic life support (BLS) instructor, and mentor. Her personal endeavor for professional growth led her to become an Advanced Practice Provider as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in adult-gerontology with additional studies and training in hospice and palliative care. As a Nurse Practitioner she served as a trauma provider and currently as a Palliative Care provider with certifications in both realms of practice. One of Shereen’s future objectives is to earn a Nurse Faculty position at a 4-year university where she can continue to grow the field of nursing.

Shereen Patten was raised in the City of Detroit. She is a recent former resident of the City of Southfield and a mother of three beautiful children. She enjoys learning about various cultures and American history through the perspective of the Black American. Shereen enjoys reading books for personal growth.

Shereen Patten says, “I do not subscribe to the idea of "searching for perfection or being perfect" as it implies that anything less than that is a fault. Instead, living in a state of continual growth (mentally & physically) helps align my work with a purpose-driven life.”

Her favorite movie is the Matrix. Her most inspiring scientist is Tyson Degrasse while her favorite season is summer.

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Gabrielle Roti

Adjunct Faculty

My name is Gabrielle Roti and I am excited to start my teaching career at Lawrence Tech! I will be teaching the OB Theory course and I have been working in the field of OB and Pediatrics for 7 years. I graduated in 2013 with my Registered Nurse degree and graduated in 2023 with my Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree. Throughout graduate school, I found a passion for teaching and began teaching nursing clinicals for several different universities. I remember being in nursing school and the anxiety that surrounded it and I want to be of ease to our future nurses and help their knowledge, skills, and confidence grow! When I am not taking care of little people or new mothers, you can find me at the gym, cooking, baking, or hanging out with my two fur babies!