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Drew Ellen Gogian, EdD, MSN, RN

Director, Associate Professor

Drew Ellen Gogian, EdD, MSN, RN

Drew Ellen Gogian brings 20 years of combined experiences as a professional nurse, Director of Nursing, and Nurse Educator to Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University. She received an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at Blue Ridge Community College, a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) in the RN to BSN Program at the University of Virginia, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in the Nurse Educator tract at Old Dominion University, and a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Higher Education and Adult Learning at Walden University. She taught full time in the nursing program at Blue Ridge Community College from 2005 to 2014, rising to an associate professor level. In addition to teaching, Gogian has continued an active clinical agenda, practicing in a number of healthcare venues. She has presented regionally on a number of nursing topics and has focused her recent scholarship on internationalization and nursing curriculum, factors that impact enrollment and persistence in RN to BSN programs, and the paradigm shift in the educational preparation of nurses.

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Pamela Dressler, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

Pamela Dressler, MSN, RN

Pam Dressler brings over 30 years as a professional nurse in the areas of Critical Care, Nurse Management, and Nurse Educator to the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University. She received an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) in the RN to BSN Program at the University of Virginia, and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in the Nurse Educator program at Old Dominion University. She has taught in many practice arenas, including; Critical Care, Cardiac Care, The Joint Commission Stroke Prevention certification program, general nursing skills for new nurse graduates, clinical and classroom instructor for the VCCS on-line ADN program, and electronic health record documentation to all of the regional nursing schools prior to their clinical practicum at Augusta Health. Also, in 2015 she began teaching as an Adjunct Faculty for the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences – RN to BSN program. Dressler is dedicated to the growth and development of nursing education, placing importance on the correlation of advanced education of nurses and quality healthcare.

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Monica Heck, DNP, FNP-C, RN

Assistant Professor

Monica Heck, DNP, FNP-C, RN

Monica Heck brings 20 years of experience as a nurse and nurse practitioner to Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University. She began her nursing career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) from Valley Career & Technical Center. She received an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at Blue Ridge Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Eastern Mennonite University RN to BSN Program, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificate from the University of Virginia, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Frontier Nursing University. She has worked clinically as a nurse practitioner in primary care and currently at Augusta Health Urgent Care and Convenient Care Clinics. In 2017 she began teaching as Adjunct Faculty for Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences-RN to BSN program and is now an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences. She is interested in promoting life-long nursing education and professionalism in nursing.

We are in the process of hiring additional faculty and staff — we expect a team of more than 30 professionals supporting our programs when at full capacity. Potential faculty members are encouraged to reference our website for current employment searches.