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The Misericordia University nursing faculty work to provide students with the best education possible. The majority of the nursing faculty teach on both the undergraduate and graduate level. Many of our faculty maintain an active practice in areas such as Mental Health Nursing, Women's Health, and Gerontology. Our faculty have also written textbooks, served on area community Board of Directors, presented annually at national conferences, and have worked in Guyana and South America to provide health care to the underserved.

The Nursing Departments at Misericordia University are an integral part of the College of Health Sciences and Education. The Assistant Dean/Chief Nurse Administrator, Annette Weiss, PhD, RN, CNE, works in conjunction with the Undergraduate Chair, Darlene Donnelly, PhD, RNC and the interim Graduate Chair, Melissa Weidner, MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, ANP-BC. The nursing faculty supports the mission of the university and the principles of academic excellence, service leadership, and professional preparation which are components of the Trinity of Learning. The faculty is committed to providing quality education to its students, based on the values of mercy, service, justice, and hospitality. The beliefs serve as the foundation of the nursing curriculum.

Melissa Weidner, MSN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, ANP-BC

Assistant Professor
Interim Chair, Graduate Nursing
Adult/Gero Primary Care NP Track Program Director
Phone: 570-674-1439

Nursing Department Staff

Oradell Banker, MSN, CRNP

Graduate Program Clinical Placement Coordinator
Phone: 570-674-8104