Where your nursing ambition meets our faculty’s vast experience


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You want to learn from the best. At ADU, our expert faculty has decades of experience in both nursing and education. Their diverse specialties and practice backgrounds can serve as your sounding board throughout your online BSN. Their involvement in the nation’s leading nursing associations and advocacy groups informs their expansive perspectives that can help strengthen yours. The best part? Their commitment to evolving healthcare includes elevating nurses like you in a supportive online learning environment.

Dr. Ernest J. Bursey has taught at ADU since 2001 as professor of religion.

Dr. Ernest J. Bursey

For Dr. Ernest Bursey, the passion for teaching started early. He taught one section of a freshman religion class while a senior in high school. The addiction has endured — it has been 55 years since that first assignment at Thunderbird Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has been a faculty member at ADU since 2001 as professor of religion for many programs, including the online sonography degree. He has lived all over the U.S., including three New England states, central and eastern Arizona, northern and southern California, east Los Angeles, Michigan, eastern Washington state, and now in the Southeast in central Florida for the past 13 years.