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

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Educational Background 

  • American Sentinel University, Aurora, CO, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • 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
  • National League for Nursing Member
  • Transcultural Nursing Society Northeast Chapter Member
  • 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


  • Using Standardized Patients to Enhance Physical Assessment Knowledge & Skills in a Transcultural Nursing Course. Presented at TCNS 42nd Annual Conference in Cincinnati, OH October 12-15, 2016
  • Utilizing Data Mining, Zip Codes, Websites, and Other Resources to Educate Nurses About Health Disparities in Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Populations. Presented at TCNS 43rd Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA October 17-21, 2017

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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