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Director, School of Nursing

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Paulette Thabault, DNP, APRN, JD, FAANP, is a professor and director for the School of Nursing at Norwich University.

As an adult nurse practitioner, she also practices at Goodhealth, an internal medicine practice within the Community Health Center of Burlington practices in South Burlington, Vt., where she cares for patients with a focus on the treatment of obesity and related chronic diseases. She has lectured in healthcare leadership and policy at the University of Vermont and Northeastern University and has consulted on patient-centered and clinical excellence practice innovations. These include establishing an Intensive Behavioral Treatment for Obesity program, developing a nurse practitioner residency program for retail health in collaboration with Northeastern University, consulting on Patient Centered Medical Home transformations, wellness initiatives and on-line nursing education innovations.


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Corey Bennett graduated from Castleton University in 2011 with an associate degree in nursing, completed an RN-to-BSN program though the University of Vermont in 2017, and completed a Master of Nursing Education through Norwich University in 2019.

Assistant Professor

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Renée Cather, MSN, RN, CFRN, CEN has been a registered nurse for 29 years. She is a nursing professor at Norwich University and an emergency-room nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital.


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Lyndsey Gates, MSN, RN, joined the faculty of the School of Nursing at Norwich University in 2015, having served as a lecturer, adjunct faculty, and in her current role as an instructor.

Program Director, Master of Science in Nursing

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Janice Hansen, MSN, MEd, is the program director for the Master of Science in Nursing program. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., and her Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction from Castleton State College in Castleton, Vt.

Associate Professor

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Kate Healy, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, joined the faculty of the School of Nursing at Norwich University in 2011 and was named an associate professor in 2017.

Associate Professor

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Llynne C. Kiernan, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, is a licensed registered nurse and has taught at Norwich University in the School of Nursing since 2004. She holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Vermont, a master of science in nursing leadership and health systems management from Drexel University, and a doctor of nursing practice from Chatham University.

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Portrait of Sarah Manacek

Sarah Manacek, MSN, RN, is a registered nurse, lecturer, and clinical instructor for the Norwich School of Nursing. She works as a registered nurse in the specialty of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at the University of Vermont Medical Center.


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Jamie Maxham-Robillard, MSN, RN, teaches nursing in the traditional undergraduate program and the accelerated bachelor’s program at Norwich University.

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