Nursing Faculty & Staff

Mary Ann Durant, MSN, RN, M.Ed.

Instructor of Nursing/Healthcare Science


Educational Background 

  • American Sentinel University, Aurora, CO, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA, Master of Education Degree in Health Education (M.Ed.)
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA, Bachelor of Science Degree with Major in Nursing (BSN)
  • The Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing, Pottsville, PA, Nursing Diploma

Professional Associations

  • American Sentinel University Nursing Alumni
  • Business and Professional Women’s Club (Past President, President, 1st V.P., 2nd V.P., and Secretarial Positions)
  • Pennsylvania League for Nursing (PLN) member
  • NAPNES Instructor Certification
  • National League for Nursing NCLEX Item Writer
  • Pennsylvania State University Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Member
  • Pennsylvania State University Nursing Alumni
  • Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing Alumni
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Member and Faculty Counselor: Upsilon Zeta Chapter)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Member: Chi Alpha 503 and Upsilon Zeta 460)
  • Transcultural Nursing Society Member

Representative Courses Taught

  • NUR 403 - Health Restoration in the Aging Population
  • NUR 405 - Health Promotion in Families and Communities
  • NUR 490 - Altered Senses Across the Lifespan
  • NUR 303 - Preparation for Professional Writing
  • NUR 307 - Concepts and Theories   
  • NUR 316 - Health Assessment Across the Lifespan for Professional Nurses
  • NUR 318 - Developing Cultural Competencies and Global Awareness
  • HCS 300 - Writing for Healthcare Science
  • HCS 320 - Healthcare Science and Cultural Competence
  • HCS 400 - Healthcare Systems and Policy
  • HCS 410 - Community Health Organization & Administration
  • HCS 420 - Current Issues in Healthcare Science

Areas of Interest

  • Gerontological Nursing, Thanatology, Altered Senses, Community Health Nursing, Cultural Diversity, Professional Writing, Health Care Science Areas


  • Alvernia University (2011) St. Bernardine Award for Adjunct Faculty

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