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Online Nursing Program Faculty

The faculty members who teach in Gannon University’s online RN to BSN are practitioner-oriented individuals committed to sound ethics and leadership. All have master’s degrees in nursing and many have completed or are working toward doctoral degrees. Read about our faculty and find out why they are one of the greatest assets of our RN-BSN program.

  • Kathleen T. Patterson

    Director of the Villa Maria School of Nursing and Assistant Professor, Villa Maria School of Nursing at Gannon University

    Professor Patterson earned her BSN from Villanova University, an MSN from University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.

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  • Patricia Marshall

    Undergraduate Programs Director and Assistant Professor, Villa Maria School of Nursing at Gannon University

    Professor Marshall earned her BSN at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, her MSN at California State University-Long Beach with a concentration as a critical care clinical nurse specialist and is currently working toward a PhD.

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  • Carol Ann Amann

    Instructor, Villa Maria School of Nursing at Gannon University

    Carol Ann Amann earned her ADN at Villa Maria College, her BSN at Pennsylvania State University, and her MSN from Gannon University.

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  • Kimberly R. Blount

    Assistant Professor, Villa Maria School of Nursing at Gannon University

    Professor Blount earned her BSN from Villa Maria College/Erie Institute for Nursing, an MSN from D’Youville College, and a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) post-master’s certificate from Gannon. She is certified by NCAST and ANCC.

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  • Jean M. Bulmer

    Instructor, Villa Maria School of Nursing at Gannon University

    Jean earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, and a DNP from Case Western Reserve University.

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  • Susan Carnes

    Assistant Professor, Villa Maria School of Nursing at Gannon University

    Professor Carnes earned her BSN at Carlow College and a MS in Nursing Education at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently pursuing her MSN certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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  • Diane C. Cooper

    Instructor, Villa Maria School of Nursing at Gannon University

    Diane Cooper earned her BSN from Villa Maria College and her MSN from Edinboro University. She is board certified in Nursing Professional Development through ANCC. She is currently pursuing the NLN certification for Nurse Educator.

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