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Kim Plemmons, DNP, RN, CNE
Program Chair and Associate Professor

Ms. Plemmons began her career as a nurse at the neuroscience unit at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. Her wide and varied experience includes work at Presbyterian Hospital and CMC-University in orthopedics, urology, same-day surgery recovery, maternity, oncology, post-surgical, administration and education. She became a nurse educator to share her desire to ensure quality patient care.

Ms. Plemmons came to the Louise Harkey School of Nursing in 1994. She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University, Master of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Plemmons is a certified nurse educator by the National League of Nursing. She is also active in a number of nursing organizations and her church where she teaches Sunday School and plays in a hand bell choir.

Other interests include flower gardening and refinishing old furniture.

Debora S. Allder, MSN, RN, CNE

Debora S. Allder, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Professor 

Ms. Allder first stated that she wanted to become a nurse at age four. Inspired by her father, who was a volunteer paramedic for 20 years, she began her healthcare career at age 14 as a volunteer candy striper, and at 17 worked as a unit secretary.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia in 1988, she began teaching as a clinical educator in 1995 in a small hospital in Southern California. She then relocated to Charlotte and began teaching at Cabarrus College in 2002 and obtained her Master's Degree in Nursing Education from Gardner-Webb University in 2006.

Ms. Allder spends time nurturing three daughters, two cats, a husband, and of course, Cabarrus College ADN students. She also enjoys church activities, reading murder mysteries, puzzles, and traveling.

Susan Brooks, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Professor

Dr. Brooks is an Associate Professor working in both the RN-BSN program and the MS Nursing program. A native of Concord, NC, Dr. Brooks earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Science in Nursing, with an emphasis in Adult Health Nursing and Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a nationally accredited institution. As part of her doctoral program requirements, she completed a research study for her dissertation, “An Exploration of Nurses’ Knowledge of Right Hemisphere Stroke Associated Communication Impairments” surveying over 2000 RNs in completing this research.

She has been an RN since 1980, with over 23 years’ experience in nursing education. Prior to becoming a nurse educator, Dr. Brooks worked in ICU, medical-surgical nursing, and home health. She gained leadership and management experience as a charge nurse of a 36-bed neuroscience, medical unit at Atrium Health North East, and is passionate about the care of patients surviving a stroke and their rehabilitation. Much of her teaching experience is at the in the ADN program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, serving as course coordinator of the Mental Health Nursing course. course.

Jill Carey, MSN, RN Instructor

Jill Carey, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor

Mrs. Carey received her in BSN from the University of Texas at Austin, in Austin Texas. Seven years after becoming a nurse she and her family moved to Charlotte N.C. She earned her Master's Degree from Gardner-Webb University while teaching for Mercy School of Nursing Diploma program. Her love of teaching took her from the diploma RN to teaching in the Accelerated BSN at Winston Salem State University to Queens University in Charlotte, teaching in the Accelerated BSN, and BSN options, as well as RN-BSN track.

She returned "home" to Cabarrus College in 2014 as a part-time faculty and is now a full time faculty.

Casey Page, DNP, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor

After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from The University of South Carolina in 1995, Dr. Page worked in various areas of health care to include pediatrics, PACU, and emergency room nursing. In 2013, she received a Master of Science degree in Nursing Education from Western Carolina University. She then joined Cabarrus College in August of 2013 as a part-time clinical faculty member. In June 2014, Dr. Page became a full-time instructor at Cabarrus College. She completed a Doctorate of Nursing in Leadership from Gardner-Webb University in 2021 and assists in teaching across the ADN, RN-BSN, and MSN programs as needed.  

Kristy Williams, DNP, RN

Kristy WIlliams, DNP, RN
Associate Professor

Dr. Kristy Williams has worked in healthcare since 1997. She graduated from an Associate Degree Nursing program in 2000 and went on to get her Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2002. Later she went to get a Masters in Health Administration and a Masters in Nursing in 2008 from UNC Charlotte. In 2015 she graduated from Gardner-Webb University with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. She has been teaching full-time in higher education since 2010 and has taught at all levels of nursing from associate degree, accelerate bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctor degree levels./p>

Dr. Williams is married, has one daughter, and resides in Gaston County.