AACC’s nursing department enjoys an outstanding reputation. The nursing department’s vision is to enhance the health and well-being of the Anne Arundel County community by advancing the profession of nursing through education, scholarship and service. As a community, the nursing faculty and students strive to promote excellence in the nursing profession.
The AACC nursing faculty consists of full- and part-time, caring and student-focused members. Our students practice simulated nursing skills in a college lab with state-of-the-art equipment and have continually exceeded national and state pass-rate averages.
AACC offers nursing degrees and certificates for those pursuing a practical or registered nursing license.
Scott Olden, assistant dean
Ellen Asbury, associate professor
Marilyn Berchie, assistant professor
Lyndele Bernard, professor
Lisa Chamberlain, assistant professor
Lauren Decker, nurse navigator
Myra Dennis, professor
Susan Fox, professor
Alice "Carrie" Jackson, associate professor
Maureen Kinsella, professor
Denise Lyons, associate professor
Heidi Rayner, associate professor
Tracy Short, assistant professor
Alice Stephens, professor
Wendy Tarbalouti, assistant professor
Rebecca Tolley, associate professor
Vanessa Trebelhorn, assistant professor
Deborah (Debbie) Tolliver, professor
Mary Venters, assistant professor
Kristin Weedn, assistant professor
Shawn Wilson, associate professor
Ellyn Woodzelle, assistant professor
Margaret Wyatt, associate professor
Once you have taken that important step toward meeting your goal of success in the nursing program, the nurse mentor and retention specialist can support you with:
Associate Professor Heidi Raynor helps AACC nursing students meet their academic and emotional needs. AACC nursing students have access to the services Raynor provides, which include success skills workshops, group study and individual or group tutoring.
We encourage all nursing students to make use of this service, designed with you in mind, to enhance your nursing knowledge and strengthen your test-taking abilities, all while maintaining a positive outlook. The success of each AACC nursing student is our goal.