RN-BSN Online Faculty

Carol Gabriele, DNP, Director of Nursing Programs

Dr. Carol Gabriele changed the paradigm in nursing education at Anna Maria College. Bringing her skills as a nurse educator and leader for over 25 years, Dr. Gabriele helped the College to launch its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and take AMC to the next level in health education. Dr. Gabriele brings extensive experience in nursing education including curriculum development, program evaluation, and enrollment management to her position as Director of Nursing Programs at AMC. She is a Certified Nurse Educator and maintains her current areas of expertise in nursing education and leadership. Dr. Gabriele’s current interests include initiatives to support local and global service learning in undergraduate nursing education and articulation models for nursing education mobility. Prior to her appointment at Anna Maria College in 2011, Dr. Gabriele most recently served as Director for Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing in Connecticut. As a certified operating room nurse, she practiced in leading health care institutions such as M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Yale New Haven Hospital and Lahey Clinic. Dr. Gabriele was a long standing member of the Connecticut League for Nursing, Council of Deans and Directors where she was involved in many initiatives to support nursing education and the educational mobility for nurses. She also served on the advisory boards for Housatonic Community College and St. Vincent's College of Nursing in Connecticut. Dr. Gabriele earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Bridgeport, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Fairfield University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Clinical Leadership from Case Western Reserve University. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Paulette Remijan, RN, MS, APN-BC
Professor Remijan has over 30 years' experience as a Registered Nurse and has practiced as a Nurse Practitioner for the last decade. She is an experienced educator in nursing, teaching full-time across the curriculum for the Associate of Science in Nursing program and the RN-BSN program at Anna Maria College since 2002.

Professor Remijan is a graduate of Anna Maria College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and received her Master of Science in Nursing with a sub-specialty in Cardiac Nursing from the University of Massachusetts. She is a board member for the Iota-at-Large Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and a gubernatorial appointment to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. Her special interest is in the development of professional nursing at all levels of nursing.

Karin L. Ciance, DNP(c), MS, RN
Karin Ciance has more than 28 years of experience in Medical-Surgical, Rehabilitation, Urgent Care, Management, and Women’s Health Nursing. She received her Diploma in Nursing from Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing, her BS in Nursing from Worcester State College, and her MS in Community Health Nursing from Worcester State College. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Walden University. Karin has served in the role of preceptor and Clinical Adjunct Faculty for Worcester State University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Atlantic Union College. She is currently a Nursing Instructor for Anna Maria College and is the Executive Director for Greenwood Street Medical Clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her current area of interest is in fall prevention and simulation in nursing practice.

Dr. Brian Skirvin-Leclair
Nationally certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Brian Skirvin-Leclair has taught for many years in the faculty role while continuing to practice at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester on the Pediatric Intensive Care and Acute Care Adult/Pediatric units. He has an Associate’s degree in Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College, a Bachelors in Nursing from Fitchburg State College, a Masters in Nursing from Simmons College, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Education from Regis College. He maintains affiliations with the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the Intercultural Nursing Society. His research interests include minority populations, children with special care needs, and health disparities.

Margaret A. Yoder 
Margaret Yoder is a nurse educator with an extensive background in clinical leadership and education as well as pharmacology. Margaret received her Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College; a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from University of Massachusetts Amherst, a Master’s of Health Administration from Suffolk University, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education from Walden University. Ms. Yoder is also a LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) Fellow. As a long standing member of the Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing, she currently holds a board position. She has served as an NLN Ambassador and has been invited to become an Accreditation visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Ms. Yoder currently serves on the advisory boards of Assabet Valley and Blackstone Valley Technical Schools. She is a member of the Worcester Nursing Pipeline Consortium where she serves as a new faculty mentor. She is a Certified Nurse Educator and maintains her current areas of expertise in nursing education, leadership and pharmacology. She is currently a member and the President Elect for the Phi Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. As a staunch supporter of upward mobility for nursing education, she serves on the Massachusetts Nurse of the Future Committee. Ms. Yoder maintains her clinical expertise by working at a local community hospital as a medical/surgical nurse.

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