Christine Anderson, BSN, RN

Clinical Placement Coordinator


I moved to the San Luis Valley 25 years ago from Virginia. In 1997 I began my nursing journey starting with classes at TSJC with Emergency Medical Technician training. This transitioned into CNA certificate in 1998, and then 2003 with LPN licensure. I’ve worked as a LPN since then. During those LPN years I knew I wanted to get that RN licensure. It took some different routes, but I started the BSN program here Spring 2017 and graduated with my BSN from Adams State University in 2019. I was excited when there was an opportunity to be part of the education of future nurses, Fall of 2019, as the Clinical Placement Coordinator. I’ve been a student here, lived life with family supporting me while in school, and worked as an LPN while getting my BSN. Knowing where you’re coming from as a student allows me to help you get those placements you desire for internship as well as previous clinical experiences leading up to that final placement. Getting your BSN and RN licensure will be one of the hardest things you do, but it will be one of the most rewarding experiences.


  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing BSN – Adams State University

Alice Burch Assistant Professor of NursingAlice M. Burch, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing
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A lifelong resident of the SLV, I have only spent 11 years away. I did my pre-requisites for my nursing degree at Adams State and then transferred to University of Colorado in Denver for my BSN RN. I worked in Colorado Springs for two years at Penrose Hospital, and learned that I really enjoyed caring for patients with cancer. I therefore moved to Houston to work at UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. I spent 7 years there, but then moved my family back to the Valley and have worked in many aspects of nursing and health care including home care, hospice, clinic nursing and Public Health. Prior to returning to Adams State as a faculty member in 2016, I worked as a School Nurse for 18 years. My specialty is Public Health, particularly of the school aged population.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of Colorado (With prerequisite work done at Adams State)
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice – Regis University

Kimberly Chacon Visiting Assistant ProfessorKimberly Chacon

Associate Professor of Nursing and Interim Director of Nursing

Visiting Assistant Professor of NursingMorgan Cummons, RN-MSN, BS

Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing

A Colorado native, I moved to the San Luis Valley in 1997 with my family in the hopes of starting an elk ranch, which was a success. After graduating from Del Norte High School, I started working towards my Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems here at Adams State University. After working in the technology field for a short time, I realized my true calling, nursing. After completing my initial nursing degree and working in the field (cardiology and med-surg) for some time, I relocated back to the Valley. Here, I worked in obstetrics for five years. I started working at Adams State University in the Nursing department in 2017 as an adjunct faculty member and assumed a fulltime role in 2018. I currently teach Obstetrics-Pediatrics, Psychiatric Nursing Care, and Pharmacology.


  • Associate Degree in Nursing– Fort Scott Community College
  • Bachelors in Business Administration: Management Information Systems- Adams State University
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership in Health Care Systems- Grand Canyon University

Fallon Crowther Faculty Clinical Nursing Instructor

Fallon Crowther, MSN-Ed, BSN, RN

Assistant Professor

My name is Fallon Crowther. I am a mother of four children –2 boys and 2 girls. I grew up in Canada, went to BYU in Utah, and came to the San Luis Valley in 2011. I went back to school in 2011 graduated from Adams State University Nursing Program in 2015 and have been working as a med/surg and ICU nurse since then. I joined the Adams State Nursing Program faculty in 2016 as a clinical instructor. I fell in love with teaching students and eventually found myself working as a professor in 2017. I love what I do. I love sharing my passion for the nursing profession with my students and I hope when they graduate, they love it as much as I do.


  • Bachelors of Science– Brigham Young University
  • Bachelors of Science on Nursing– Adams State University
  • Masters of Science Nursing– Norwich University

Kristina Cook Administrative AssistantKristina Cook

Administrative Assistant

I started out as an elementary teacher. I’m not a nurse. My experience with nurses are as a patient, a friend, daughter, spouse and/or mother of a patient. My life has been touched by many hands of different nurses. I began working here in December 2014 after 15 years of being teacher. I’ve learned a lot about the nursing field from joining the faculty and staff of this department. I’m proud to work here and be a part of the journey of the students, and supporting our faculty members. I am usually the first point of contact for students, prospective students, and parents. I can answer your questions about the nursing program and requirements, and offer advice and guidance about transfer courses and prerequisites. I can help you with questions regarding the nursing application, application process, and background check information. You can contact me to set up appointments for nursing advising sessions. I am here to help you however I can. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Teaching – Adams State University