Nursing

Meet our Students

Within the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing PhD program, you'll have the opportunity to work with outstanding student nurse researchers with a diverse range of backgrounds, research interests and career experiences.

Fuad Essam Alhorani

Fuad Essam Alhorani, MPA, BSN

  • Hometown: Irbid, Jordan
  • Previous degrees: Bachelor of Nursing in Nursing from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Master of Public Administration from Al Yarmouk University
  • Research interests: quality of care for critically ill older adults
  • Why UC? "UC offers a great opportuniy to learn quality nursing care with from great faculty and curriculum superior to other competing nursing colleges in the country. It also offers a very supportive environment for international students."
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2025
Fahad Alanezi

Fahad Alanezi, MSN, BSN

  • Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Previous degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from King Saud University, Master of Science in Nursing from University of Southampton
  • Research interests: critical care education and simulation
  • Why UC? "I found a match for my research interests with Dr. Elaine Miller and got positive student feedback on the program and how faculty members are supportive."
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2024
Erin Barker

Erin Barker, MSN, BA

  • Hometown: Middletown, Ohio
  • Previous degrees: Bachelor of Arts from Miami University; Master of Science in Nursing from Saint Joseph University
  • Research interests: quality of care in the inpatient adult psychiatric setting, specifically a reduction or elimination of the use of coercive measures
  • Why UC? "I have taught in the classroom and clinical setting for UC College of Nursing for several years and believe in the quality of their programs."
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2023
Islam Banisalman

Islam Mustafa Mahmoud Banisalman, MSN, BSN

  • Hometown: Jarash/Sakib, Jordan
  • Previous degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Services Administraton from Jordan Univeristy of Science and Technology
  • Research interests: patient safety, quality, health policies
  • Why UC? "UC offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. It also serves a diverse community and is considered as a research pioneer."
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2024/2025
Henry Duah

Henry Duah, MPH, BSN

  • Hometown: Assin Bereku, Ghana
  • Previous degrees: Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Ghana
  • Research interests: big data, secondary data research, social determinants of health, child health
  • Why UC? "Because of the alignment of UC's faculty research with my research interest."
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2024
Ashley Edgerly

Ashley Edgerly, BSN

  • Hometown: Troy, Ohio
  • Previous degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University, Associate Degree in Nursing from Fortis College
  • Research interests: heat-related illness, occupational health, climate change effects on health care
  • Why UC? "UC is a research-focused college and it has a culture of inclusion."
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2023
Afton Erbe

Afton Erbe, MSN, MPH, BSN, BS

  • Hometown: Twinsburg, Ohio
  • Previous degrees: Bachelor of Science from Bowling Gren State University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Public Health from UC, Master of Science in Nursing from Wright State University
  • Research interests: mental health, burnout and compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, total worker health
  • Why UC? "I was impressed with the education and opportunities I received as a BSN and MPH student at UC. I wanted the same for my PhD, in addition to the ability to do interdisciplinary research."
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2024
Elizabeth Keller

Elizabeth Keller, BSN

  • Hometown: Hebron, Kentucky
  • Previous degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Xavier University
  • Research interests: occupational health, new graduate employee transition to practice, sleep
  • Why UC? "I chose UC because of the strong research support provided, the expertise of the mentors and the opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration."
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2023
Bupe Mwandali

Bupe Mwandali, MPH, BSN

  • Hometown: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  • Previous degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Master of Public Health from Tumani Makumira (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College)
  • Research interests: adolescent and youth health, maternal and newborn health, mental health
  • Why UC? "UC is highly creditable university in doing research, availability of funds for school fees and stipend."
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2024
Anas Okour

Anas Okour, MSN, BSN

  • Hometown: Irbid, Jordan
  • Previous degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing and  Master of Science in Community Nursing from Jordan Univeristy of Science and Technology
  • Research interests: quality care, health promotion
  • Why UC? "UC offers a nice and supportive environment for teaching."
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2024
Shammah Omololu

Shammah Omololu, MSN, BSN

  • Hometown: Kwara State, Nigeria
  • Previous degrees: Nursing Diploma from Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from University of Cape Coast
  • Research interests: non-communicable diseases, patient quality of care, nursing education, infertility
  • Why UC? "UC’s program fit perfectly with what I hoped for a PhD program, the work of some faculty members resonated with my research interests and goals. I also connected with a faculty member who got me excited to pursue my PhD at UC. The applications team were quick and friendly in responding to my questions and UC offers graduate assistantship scholarship opportunities for students." 
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2023
Paul Shidende

Paul Shidende, MSN, BSN

  • Hometown: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  • Previous degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. John's University of Tanzania, Master of Science in Nursing from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science
  • Research interests: maternal and child health
  • Why UC? "Because of the college's faculty research output and the credibility of the university."
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2024
Jessica Westman

Jessica Westman, BSN

  • Hometown: Hanover, Canada
  • Previous degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from York University
  • Research interests: nursing education, medication administration, nursing students
  • Why UC? "UC has a great reputation and offers the BSN to PhD program. Also, the opportunity to be a graduate assistant (GA) allows me to receive a scholarship and learn valuable skills as a teaching assistant and in the simulation lab.
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2023
Teenu Xavier

Teenu Xavier, M.Sc., BSN

  • Hometown: Kottayam, India
  • Previous degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing  and Master of Science - Neurosciences Nursing from All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Research interests: big data and informatics, resilience in health professionals, health promotion
  • Why UC? "UC has a very diverse PhD program and students from various countries; faculty are very welcoming and approachable. UC also offers Graduate Assistanship (GA) scholarship opportunities for students."
  • Anticipated graduation year: 2023

Learn about our PhD in nursing research. Sign up for more information on the PhD program main page, or contact our Office of Student Recruitment at at 513-558-8400 or nursingbearcats@uc.edu.