Faculty and Staff

For general inquiries, please call (360) 650-6700 or email bsn.info@wwu.edu.

Director, Casey Shillam, PhD, RN

Casey Shillam imageDirector, Casey Shillam, PhD, RN
WWU, Miller Hall 416B
(360) 650-6631

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing; PhD, Oregon Health and Science University; MS, Oregon Health and Science University;  BSN, Oregon Health and Science University; BA, Portland State University. Read Casey Shillam’s full bio.

Clinical Background:
Consultant; Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Robert Wood Johnson Foundation / Center to Champion Nursing in America at AARP; Certification Line Director: Gerontological Nursing;
Nurse Case Manager; Quality Assurance Program, Director & Home Health Nurse; Staff Registered Nurse, Unit Coordinator

Honors and Awards:
Nursing Faculty Fellowship Award, Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2012; John A. Hartford‐Western Institute of Nursing Regional Geriatric Nursing New Researcher Award, Western Institute of Nursing, 2009; Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Psi PhD Graduation Award, Beta Psi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International, 2008; Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Education: Baccalaureate‐Level Curricular Innovation, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2007; Dean’s Award for Doctoral Dissertation, Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing, 2007

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Program Coordinator, Carola Williams

Jill MountProgram Coordinator, Carola Williams
(360) 650-6700

Assistant Professor, Jill Mount, PhD, RN

Jill MountWWU, Miller Hall 416A
(360) 650-3882

PhD, Nursing Science (University of Washington) MS, Nursing (University of North Carolina) BSN, Nursing (University of San Francisco) BA, Religion (Earlham College).

Clinical Background:
Public Health Nurse, Public Health Seattle-King County; Family Nurse Practitioner, Public Health Seattle-King County; Public Health Nurse, Alameda County, California; Nursery and Post-Partum Nurse, Contra-Costa County, California; Blood Bank Nurse, Alameda Blood Bank, Oakland, California; Hematology-Oncology-Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse, Long Hospital UCSF, San Francisco, California

Honors and Awards:
Hester McLaws Dissertation Scholarship (2010); Pre-doctoral fellowship Women’s Health Nursing Research Training Grant, University of Washington, Seattle (2005-2008)

Adjunct Faculty, Melissa McFarland, MSN, FNP-BC



MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner (Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ), 2008
BSN, Nursing (Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ), 2002

Clinical Background:

Family Nurse Practitioner, On The Spot Healthcare, Anacortes, WA (ongoing); Director of Clinical Science and Research – Pain Management, Franklin Pharmacy, Phoenix, AZ; Family Nurse Practitioner – Pain Management, St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ; Family Nurse Practitioner, Cigna Medical Group, Phoenix, AZ; Registered Nurse – Flight Nurse, Aero Care International, Scottsdale, AZ; Registered Nurse – Emergency and Trauma, St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Honors and Awards:

Value in Action Award, St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 2005; Sigma Theta Tau International, Nu Upsilon Chapter, 2007; Award for clinical care of underserved populations, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008; Board Certification - Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2009 and 2014; Invited Keynote Speaker, Western Foot and Ankle Conference, 2012

Adjunct Faculty, Teresa Garrett-Hill, DNP, MN, RN


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Community Health Systems Nursing, Master of Nursing (MN), Advanced Practice in Community Health Cross-Cultural Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle; Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), University of Washington, Bothell

Clinical Background:
University of Washington School of Nursing (Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing); Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA (National Outreach Director, Program Manager, NCI funded Spirit of EAGLES – American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer; Affiliate Investigator, Cancer Prevention Program, Division of Public Health Sciences); Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA (RN - Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic, Cancer Infusion Center, Clinical Research Dept. of Anesthesia); Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland, WA (RN - Home Care Nurse), Hospice of Snohomish Co., Everett, WA (RN - Home Care Nurse); Hospice of Cincinnati, Inc., Cincinnati, OH (RN - Home Care & In-Patient)

Awards and Honors:
Mayo Clinic Native Programs Hampton Faculty Fellow (2010); Crowley Fellow (2000), Pascoe Scholar (1998) – University of Washington School of Nursing – Graduate Program; Dean’s List – Graduated with Faculty Honors (1997), University of Washington School of Nursing, Bothell, WA: Inducted Sigma Theta Tau International (1997)     


Visiting Professor, Mary A. Baroni,

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WWU, Miller Hall 417D
(360) 650-6631

PhD, Human Development & Family Studies (Cornell University, NY) MS, Family Nurse Clinician/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (University of Rochester, NY) BS, Nursing (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC) BA, Religion/Asian Studies (Oberlin College, Ohio).

Clinical Background:
University of Michigan Medical Center (Staff nurse, Pediatrics and Obstetric ICU) University of Rochester Pediatric Pulmonary Center University of Wisconsin-Madison Co-Director of Pediatric Pulmonary Center Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Director of Research and Practice Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center (Seattle), Director of Practice, Education and Research Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center (Seattle) APN Consultant (ongoing).

Honors and Awards:
Sigma Theta Tau-Psi-at-Large Chapter Induction Ceremony-Invited Keynote Speaker 2003 Seattle Pacific University Nursing Alumni Luncheon Invited Keynote Speaker, 2002 Marquette University Teaching Excellence Award, 1996 University of Wisconsin-Madison Teaching Academy Fellow, 1995

Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation Chair, Elizabeth Boland, PhD

WWU, Miller Hall 318E
(360) 650- 4467

Program Manager, Tom Krabbenhoft

WWU, Miller Hall 318D
(360) 650-7644

A BSN provides:

  • A competitive edge in the job market
  • Greater employment security
  • Increased earning potential
  • Career advancement
  • Graduate study options for advanced nursing roles

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