Welcome to NCANS! My name is Kristopher McMurray and I graduate in December 2019. It is an honor to serve as your president for the 2019-2020 academic year. I had the honor of serving as your BTN Director last year and was able to learn a lot during the year to better the organization. It is exciting to have the opportunity to serve two years on the board of directors I am looking forward to bringing new and exciting ideas to the organization! I have over 7 years of leadership experience and I am looking forward to working hand and hand with the other students who sit on the board. When not working with the organization, you can find me on the lake or in the woods as I enjoy doing mostly anything outdoors!
My name is Amanda Tertychny and I am a senior nursing student at Fayetteville Technical Community College. After my graduation in December 2019, I hope to pursue a career as a critical care nurse in an Emergency Department or ICU, with the ultimate goal of becoming a flight nurse. I am excited to combine my liberal arts background in history with the complex science of nursing. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, and hiking. I am thankful to be a part of NCANS and am excited to dive in!
Hi my name is Korinne Coert and I am a California Native! The military brought me to North Carolina and I love it here! I am currently a second degree seeking student set to graduate in May 2020 from Fayetteville State University. I possess a background in psychology, law enforcement, the medical field and love working with and helping other people. I am a Certified Phlebotomist and EMT, and I possess certifications in ACLS, PALS and ECG/EKG. I look forward to encouraging others to work in this diverse field of nursing and being an active part of NCANS!
My name is Shay Stout and I am excited to be serving as Secretary for the 2019-2020 year. I am a Senior nursing student at Fayetteville State University and I graduate in May 2020 with a BSN and a minor in Military Science. I am an Army ROTC Cadet, and will commission in 2020 into the US Army Nurse Corps. Following commissioning, I plan on becoming an ICU nurse, and my ultimate goal of becoming a CRNA. I have been involved with our Fayetteville State University’s Student Nurses’ Association since January 2018, and have served on our Executive Board as Historian, and Board of Officers as Secretary. Outside of school I like spending time with my cat, Elvis, weightlifting, doing yoga, and reading. I am looking forward to serving on the NCANS board this year and being apart of a professional team dedicated to helping others!
District I Director at Large
My name is Sarah Allen and I’m a senior nursing student at Fayetteville Technical Community College. I am excited to combine my Accounting and Finance degree in the nursing career. In my free time I enjoy running, doing mud/spartan races, and catching up on my television shows. I am excited for the opportunity to be part of NCANS!
District II Director at Large
Hi! My name is Debbie Cunningham and I am a nursing student at Fayetteville Technical Community College graduating May 2020. I am in the second season of my life finally going after a long-held dream of becoming a nurse. I am a military brat, spouse, and mom. I love helping others and have many years of volunteer experience and serving my community. I am grateful and excited to be a part of NCANS.
District III Director at Large
Hi, My name is Nigel Saunders and I am a current fourth semester nursing student at Fayetteville State University. I am set to graduate in May 2020. I have medical experience in both military and civilian settings with an array of leadership experiences in many different organizations. I aspire to continue my education with hopes of one day opening up my own Pediatric Clinic. I look forward to serving NCANS and its associates and wish everyone the best this upcoming academic school year.
District IV Director at Large - Coming Soon
District V Director at Large
Hi, I am Kimberly Winn and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the new District V Director at Large! I am a second-degree student and currently attending Fayetteville Technical Community College set to graduate in May 2020. Nursing school has introduced me to many opportunities so I’m still contemplating where I’d like to work after graduation. For now, I’m thrilled to serve on the NCANS board and ready to bring my passion and ideas this year.
Breakthrough to Nursing Director
Greetings! My name is Sheika Bronson, senior nursing student, at Fayetteville Technical Community College. I have proudly served in the U.S. Navy, where I was able to obtain leadership and professional development skills. Upon graduation in December 2019, my hope is to seek a career as cardiac nurse or as an ICU nurse. During my free time I enjoy playing tennis, horseback riding, and ATV trailing riding. I am honored to be an active member of the NCANS and I am very excited to serving as the Breakthrough to Nursing Director.
Hey everyone! My name is Brandon Dressen and I will be serving as your Legislative Director for this coming term. I am very excited to help you by serving in this role. I am passionate about reading health care policy (I know, is that possible?) and being an advocate for us as we begin our careers. I am hoping to serve as a Pediatric ICU nurse upon my graduation in December 2019. Please reach out if you want to know anything about what is going on in NC or nationally with legislation as it relates to the benefit of our profession.
Hello, my name is Jessica Salvo and I am a current third semester nursing student at Rowan Cabarrus Community College. I will be graduating in December 2020. My plans after graduation are to work in a residency program starting in the Emergency Room. I would eventually like to be a flight nurse. In my spare time I love spending time with my two boys and my husband. I look forward to serving as your Publications Director for the 2019-2020 year.
Ms. Christy R. Swinson MSN, FNP-C, CMSRN
Ms. Christy Swinson has over 18 years of nursing experience. She earned her BSN from East Carolina University in 1999. After working several years as a surgical-trauma nurse, Ms. Swinson pursued graduate studies at East Carolina University. In 2008, she earned a Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Nursing Education. Ms. Swinson’s clinical background includes a strong foundation in medical-surgical nursing. She has earned the distinction as a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Ms. Swinson’s passion for improving access to health care was apparent when she returned to graduate school a second time. In 2015, she earned a Post-Master’s Certificate with a Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner studies. Ms. Swinson is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
In addition to being an NCANS Consultant, Ms. Swinson enjoys working with students at Fayetteville State University. She currently serves as a Co-Advisor for the Student Nurses Association. Ms. Swinson is also busy coordinating the development of an Honor Society for FSU students, faculty, and community nurse leaders. Ms. Swinson interests include improving health disparities, volunteering at the Care Clinic, being active at her local church, and maintaining memberships with STTI, AANP, ANA/NCNA, NSNA, AMSN, and NCLN. Ms. Swinson is the proud mother of 3 sons that are the center of her world.