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:

M. Ellen Hollars

MSN, Penn State
BSN, Penn State

M. Ellen Hollars provides instruction for Penn State World Campus Nursing Management Certificate courses and Independent Study courses, teaches part-time as a clinical instructor for undergraduate nursing students, and serves as the COO of VNA Health System. Her research and practice interests include community health, home health and hospice, person-centered care, care collaboration, geriatric outcomes, and models of care delivery for home health. She has served community organizations in both a leadership and volunteer capacity, and she is passionate about teaching, helping new RNs and RNs pursuing their BSNs to be the best nurses that they can possibly be.

Tiffany Patton, RN

MSN, Nursing Education and Administration, Mountain State University
BSN, Penn State


Tiffany Patton received her school nurse certification from Slippery Rock. Her background is in geriatrics, medical-surgical, psychology, school nursing, and management. She is a student in the doctoral program at Penn State through the College of Education.