Darlene Clark, RN

MSN, Penn State
BSN, Penn State

Darlene Clark's teaching interests include physical assessment; legal, ethical, and genetic issues in nursing; the senior clinical capstone experience; Women's Leadership Initiative faculty liaison; and fundamentals of nursing. Her research interests center on the nursing shortage and labor-management cooperation in the nursing workplace, in both the United States and in Scotland.

Diane Daddario, RN-BC, ANP-C, ACNS-BC, CMSRN

DNP, Wilkes University
MSN, Nursing, Bloomsburg University
BSN, Penn State

Dr. Diane Daddario is an instructor in nursing informatics, forensics, and transition, and the professional nursing role. She has more than 40 years of nursing experience in areas including adult health/medical-surgical, primary care, hospice, and behavioral health nursing — clinical practice and education, clinical bedside nurse, clinical nurse specialist, and nurse practitioner. She serves on the International Council of Nurses Advanced Practice Sub-Group on Communication and the Editorial Board of MedSurg Journal. She is also a peer reviewer for several other journals, and she serves on the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Scholarly Review Committee.

Lisa Firestine, RN

MSN, Indiana University
BSN, University of Michigan

Lisa Firestine has been a nursing instructor with Penn State World Campus since 2008. Prior to joining World Campus, she taught in a traditional classroom at Penn State University Park, as well as at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She has taught courses in medical-surgical nursing, health assessment, nursing ethics, informatics, nursing research, and leadership. She has also developed several electives in such areas as medical-surgical nursing, critical care nursing, and health assessment. Her thesis focused on the relationship between perceived threat, coping, and coping effectiveness of individuals with coronary artery disease. She has also published in the area of psychosocial issues in cardiac patients.

Mary Alyce Nelson, RN

MSN, Nursing, Bloomsburg University
BSN, Penn State

Mary Alyce Nelson is a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Penn State. An instructor in the undergraduate program, she is also the Penn State World Campus coordinator for the online RN to BSN Program. She continues to work as a behavioral health nurse. She has held various administrative roles in inpatient, outpatient, and educational settings, and her areas of expertise are mental health and health care leadership. Her research area of interest is alternative models of mental health treatment in rural outpatient clinics. She is active in volunteer activities and professional organizations in the community.