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Khaled Abuhatab, MS, RN

Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 301-696-3277
Email: abuhatab@hood.edu

Khaled Abuhatab teaches the Informatics and Health Care Technology course, which is part of the BSN Completion Program.

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Abuhatab earned his master’s degree in nursing informatics and education from Florida Atlantic University. His areas of interest include the technological advances in health care and education, distance learning, simulation and diversity.

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Jennifer Cooper, DNP, RN, APHN-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Phone: 301-696-3219
Email: cooper@hood.edu
Curriculum Vitae  

Jennifer Cooper, DNP, RN, APHN-BC, assistant professor of nursing, teaches in both the BSN completion program and the BSN pre-licensure program at Hood.

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She previously taught community/public health nursing as an adjunct instructor at The Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and at Marymount University in Arlington, Va. Prior to teaching, Cooper worked as a program manager at AARP on the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and as a program associate at the National Council on Aging, both in Washington, D.C. She is the project lead for the Million Hearts initiative with the Association of Public Health Nurses. Cooper is board-certified as an advanced public health nurse and has 16 years of nursing practice working with older adults. Cooper earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from The George Washington University, her Master of Science in Nursing from Rush University and her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Cedarville University.

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Lori Davies, MSN, RNC-OB

Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 301-696-3277

Lori Davies is the clinical nurse specialist for labor and delivery at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

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She is an experienced clinical instructor for maternal child health and has served as adjunct faculty and guest lecturer for several local associate degree nursing programs. Davies has more than 20 years experience in labor and delivery. She earned her master’s degree in nursing with a concentration in education from Walden University and is enrolled in Walden’s doctor of nursing practice program.

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Martha Gurzick, MSN, RN

Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 301-696-3277

Martha Gurzick is the clinical nurse specialist with the department of pediatrics at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

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She has more than a decade of experience in acute and critical care, including working as a staff nurse, charge nurse and clinical nurse specialist. Gurzick is involved in professional organizations including the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Her work on defining the role of the clinical nurse specialist has been published in the “Journal of Professional Nursing.” Gurzick earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the acute and critical care clinical nurse specialist program at Georgetown University.

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Barbara McGaughran

Instructor of Nursing
Phone: 301-696-3248
Email: mcgaughran@hood.edu

Barbara McGaughran, MS, RN, instructor in nursing in the BSN pre-licensure program, has been a nurse educator for 13 years.

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She earned her master’s degree at the University of Maryland and completed additional course work in biology and genetics, also through UMD. She has 26 years of nursing experience in medical/surgical and emergency department nursing and was assistant director of nursing at Frederick Community College from 2012 to 2014. Prior to nursing, McGaughran earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from California State University at Long Beach and was a cartographer with the Department of Defense.

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Margaret Oshai, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, CLNC, DN-CM

Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 301-696-3277
Email: oshai@hood.edu

Margaret Oshai, an adjunct faculty member in the Hood College BSN pre-licensure program, teaches NUR 306, mental health nursing.

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Oshai earned her master’s degree in nursing education from Benedictine University and her doctoral degree in nursing leadership and management from American Sentinel University. Her areas of interest and experience include mental health nursing, nursing leadership and management, nursing research and financial management in health care.

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Mirna Ostchega, DNP, MS, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Phone: 301-696-3396
Email: ostchega@hood.edu

Mirna Ostchega, DNP, RN, CNE, assistant professor of nursing, teaches in the BSN pre-licensure program at Hood.

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Prior to teaching at Hood, she taught the entire range of nursing courses for 16 years as an associate professor at Montgomery College in Silver Spring. Additionally, Ostchega has practiced in a variety of clinical settings such as ICU, ER and medical/surgical. Ostchega is a certified nurse educator, and her areas of expertise are culturally responsible teaching and student retention. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Capella University, her master’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and an associate degree from Montgomery College.

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