Larry Goins, Director of NursingWelcome to the Methodist University School of Health Sciences Department of Nursing web page. I, along with the Nursing faculty and staff, are excited that you are considering Methodist to begin your career in the field of Nursing!

The Traditional BSN pre-licensure program prepares graduates as nurse generalists who are poised to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Passing this exam leads to licensure as a Registered Nurse and begins the graduate’s journey in the rewarding field of professional nursing.  Our first class of pre-licensure students began this program at Methodist in the fall of 2012 with initial approval from the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON). Two years later, in May of 2014, our first 17 graduates earned their BSN degrees. That same year, the NCBON granted us full board approval and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited our BSN program for five years.

We believe our program will prepare you for a wide variety of roles in the nursing profession as well as for graduate studies when you choose to advance your career. Nurses are integral partners in the health care team and you will play a major role in transforming the delivery of health care.

Please feel free to explore our web page and discover more about what Methodist University Nursing can help you achieve. The faculty and I are here to assist you to succeed with your goals and we look forward to having you as a student!


Dr. Larry W. Goins, RN, APRN
Chair and Professor of Nursing
Board Certified
Nurse Executive
Clinical Nurse Specialist In Adult and Gerontological Nursing
American Nurses Credentialing Center

Nursing Program Information

Nursing Student Handbook (2016-17)   Traditional Nursing Pre-Licensure Program Brochure
Nursing Student Handbook (2016-17)   BSN Pre-Licensure Program Brochure

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Program Faculty & Staff

Shelley Barry, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Shelley Barry, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-C

Assistant Professor of Nursing
(910) 480-8448
Cheryl Bearringer, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Cheryl Bearringer, DNP, RN, ANP-C

Assistant Professor of Nursing
(910) 480-8449
Jennifer Caviness, Office Manager/Admissions, Nursing Program

Jennifer Caviness

Office Manager / Admissions, Nursing Program
(910) 630-7578
Nancy Grimes, Administrative Assistant, Nursing

Nancy Grimes

Administrative Assistant, Nursing
(910) 480-8428
Dr. Jennifer Hanley, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Jennifer Hanley, DNP, RN, APRN, F/PMHNP-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing
(910) 480-8488
Belinda Holt, LPN, Clinical Coordinator, Nursing & Simulation Lab Assistant

Belinda Holt, LPN

Clinical Coordinator, Nursing
(910) 480-8425
Jarold "Tom" Johnston, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Jarold "Tom" Johnston, MSN, RN, APRN, CNM, IBCLC

Assistant Professor of Nursing
(910) 480-8423
Sharry Malpass, Instructor of Nursing

Sharry Malpass, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-C

Instructor of Nursing
(910) 480-8464
Dr. Shannon Matthews, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Simulation Director

Shannon Matthews, DNP, RN

Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences
(910) 480-8479
Jake Terry, Jr., Assistant Professor of Nursing

Jake Terry, Jr., MSN, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing
(910) 480-8403

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