One of the primary reasons Penn State is recognized around the globe as a distinguished university is the sterling caliber of its faculty. As a World Campus student, you will learn from the same instructors who teach traditional classes on Penn State's 24 residential campuses.
Among the instructors of the nursing management certificate program are the following faculty members:
Jo Anne Carrick, D.Ed., RN, CEN, CNE
Dr. Carrick is a senior instructor in nursing and the nursing program coordinator at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. She has been a member of the University faculty for more than twenty years. She earned her diploma in nursing at Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing and bachelor of science degree in nursing at Penn State. She went on to earn a master of science degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctoral degree in administration and leadership studies in higher education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Carrick has held leadership positions in nursing in both acute care settings and within Penn State. She is responsible for overseeing the nursing management certificate course development and is the course developer for NURS 433 seminars for nurse managers. She has also developed the fully-online nurse management courses for Penn State College of Nursing for the World Campus. To reach Dr. Carrick, contact:
140 OBS, 4701
Erie PA 16563
Connie Hall, D.Ed., M.S.N., B.S.N.
Dr. Hall is an instructor in nursing at Penn State Fayette.
Carolyn J. Humphrey, RN, M.S., FAAN
Areas of expertise include administration and management, community and home health, and geriatric clinical practice.
Carolyn Humphrey has been engaged in all aspects of nursing for more than thirty-five years as a direct service provider, administrator, educator, manager, consultant, author, and editor. Specializing in homecare, Humphrey's Home Care Nursing Handbook, originally published in 1984, was the first homecare nursing book based on evidence-based practice, and is in development for the 4th edition. The Home Care Nursing Handbook and another of her books, Orientation to Home Care Nursing, both won American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards. Humphrey also served as an editor of Home Healthcare Nurse, a large national peer-reviewed home care journal. During her tenure as editor, the journal won numerous writing and editorial awards. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and in 2006 was named Alumni of the Year by George Mason University School of Nursing.
Ms. Humphrey earned her diploma in nursing at Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, a bachelor of science degree in nursing at George Mason University, and a master of science degree in public health and nursing from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. She currently is a consultant specializing in organizational assessment, management and administration, and clinical education. She has taught Penn State nursing management classes through the World Campus since 2008.
Associate Professor, Nursing, Spalding University, Louisville, KY
Assistant Professor, Nursing, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Assistant Professor, Nursing, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, CT
Curriculum Consultant-Lecturer, Home Care, Boston University School of Nursing
Assistant Professor, Southern CT State, New Haven, CT
Dolores O'Hara, M.N.Ed., RN, CNE
Areas of expertise include adult health, complementary/alternative therapies, service learning, women's health, and nursing management.
2004–present Coordinator, RN to B.S.N. Program, Penn State New Kensington
1999–2004 Instructor, RN to B.S.N. Program, Penn State New Kensington
1991–1999 Education Coordinator for Patient Education, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Greater Pittsburgh
1985–1991 Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing, Carlow College
1981–1985 Instructor, Department of Nursing, Carlow College
1978–1981 Clinical Instructor, School of Nursing, Duquesne University
1975–1977 Instructor, School of Nursing, Mercy Hospital
1973–1975 Instructor, Staff Development, Magee-Womens Hospital
1989–1993 Home Health Nurse (part-time), Interim Health Care
1978–1981 Staff Nurse (part-time), Medical Personnel Pool
1969–1973 Staff Nurse, OB/GYN, Magee-Womens Hospital
1969 Staff Nurse, Greenville Hospital