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Notable Faculty

Every member of Capella's Nursing faculty has a doctoral degree, combined with leadership experience and a background in frontline nursing. Many members have served as leaders of regional, national and international organizations including major hospitals, health care and legal nurse consulting, care providers, pharmaceutical companies, public health care organizations, and Veterans Administration.

F. Patrick Robinson, PhD, RN, FAAN

DEAN

Christy Davidson DNP, RNC–OB

DIRECTOR OF NURSING

Christy Davidson has been a nursing professional for nearly 20 years beginning as a staff nurse in Labor and Delivery, then growing in leadership as a Women’s Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, nurse manager of a Pediatric/Medical Surgical Unit, and as nursing faculty. Christy received her BSN and MSN from the University of Mobile, in Mobile, Alabama. She received her DNP from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. After several years as a core nursing faculty member, Christy is currently the Director of Nursing at Capella. Christy holds several scholarly presentations to her credit, is a member of STTI (Sigma Theta Tau International), was a 2012 DAISY Faculty Award winner, and currently serves as a CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) site evaluator.