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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

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Notable Faculty

Nearly every faculty member in the Capella School of Public Service holds a doctoral degree. Our experienced instructors provide expertise to regional, national, and international public service and health care organizations including emergency response agencies, law enforcement, Fortune 500 health care organizations, the U.S. armed forces, and the U.S. government.

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Suzanne Holmes, DPA

Dean

Suzanne Holmes serves as dean for the School of Public Service Leadership at Capella University. Her professional background includes executive leadership positions with hospitals, medical groups, managed care organizations, and governmental agencies. In the field of higher education, Dr. Holmes has served as chair of the Division of Health Sciences and program chair of graduate programs in Health Informatics and Managed Care. Her research interests focus on managed care's impact on access and quality, the application of e-commerce and e-learning to the human services arena as cost-containment and quality enhancement strategies, the internationalization of the health sciences workforce, and issues of public health policy. Dr. Holmes holds a DPA from the University of La Verne, an MA in Public and International Affairs from George Washington University, and a BA in Political Science from the University of California.

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Christy Davidson DNP, RNC–OB

Interim Director of Nursing

Dr. Davidson joined Capella as a core faculty member in 2011. She began her varied nursing career as a nursing assistant, and later held positions as an obstetrical scrub technician, staff nurse, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist, legal nurse consultant, and nurse manager.

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