Faculty

Sue Durkin, DNP, CCRN, CCNS, APRN
Sue Durkin, DNP, CCRN, CCNS, APRN

Assistant Professor of Nursing Office Phone: 630-844-6847
Email: sdurkin@aurora.edu Education: DNP, Lewis University
MSN, Northern Illinois University
BSN, University of Illinois Medical Center Favorite thing about AU: "The collaboration and communication from all service areas to support student success."

Kara Fenne, MSN, RN, PEL-CSN, CNE
Kara Fenne, MSN, RN, PEL-CSN, CNE

Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Chair of BSN Program, Assistant Professor of Nursing Office Phone: 630-844-4942
Email: kfenne@aurora.edu Education: PEL-Certified School Nurse, University of Illinois Chicago
MS, Nursing Education, Clarke University
BS, Nursing, University of Iowa Favorite thing about AU: "The commitment to student success shared by everyone who is employed here."

Janice Gries, DNP, RNC, APN
Janice Gries, DNP, RNC, APN

Assistant Dean, School of Nursing at George Williams College Office Phone: 262-245-8519
Email: jgries@aurora.edu Education: DNP, Nursing Administration, University of Illinois
MSN, Maternal Child Health, Northern Illinois University
BSN, Loyola University Chicago

Nadja James, PhD, MSN, MHA, RN, CNE
Nadja James, PhD, MSN, MHA, RN, CNE

Director of Graduate Nursing Studies, Assistant Professor Office Phone: 630-844-3717
Email: njames@aurora.edu Education: PhD, Nursing Education, University of Northern Colorado
MSN, Nursing Education, Western Governors University
MS, Healthcare Administration, University of St. Francis
ADN, Joliet Junior College Favorite thing about AU: "The university's mission to empower students to become change agents and leaders in their chosen field."

Zebuline (Zeb) Koran, RN, APN, DNP, NEA-BC
Zebuline (Zeb) Koran, RN, APN, DNP, NEA-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing Office Phone: 630-844-7832
Email: zkoran@aurora.edu Education: DNP, University of Kentucky
MSN, Aurora University
RN, St. Francis School of Nursing Favorite thing about AU: "The support to our students to be academically successful and the provision of a learning experience that affords current knowledge and skills necessary to enter the nursing profession."

Georgine Maisch, DNP, RN, CHSE, CNE
Georgine Maisch, DNP, RN, CHSE, CNE

Simulation Lab Coordinator, Associate Professor of Nursing Office Phone: 630-844-6169
Email: gmaisch@aurora.edu Education: DNP, Rush University
MSN, Purdue Global University School of Nursing
BSN, Widener University School of Nursing Favorite thing about AU: "The students and the warm, welcoming community."

Melissa Pertl, MSN, RN, CNRN, CNE
Melissa Pertl, MSN, RN, CNRN, CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing Office Phone: 630-844-5133
Email: mpertl@aurora.edu Education: MSN, Nursing Education, Lewis University Favorite thing about AU: "How the quality of our university is measured in the accomplishments of our graduates." View LinkedIn Profile