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

 

Publications

  • Durant, M. A. (2019). Elder abuse: An alarming saga. Pennsylvania Nurse, 74(3), 5-11.

 

Professional Associations

  • American Sentinel University Nursing Alumni
  • Berks County Falls Free Coalition Partner
  • Business and Professional Women’s Club (Past President, President, 1st V.P., 2nd V.P., and Secretarial Positions)
  • Pennsylvania League for Nursing (PLN) - Board of Directors
  • National League for Nursing 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 (Northeast Chapter Member & Recording Secretary)
  • Transcultural Nursing Society Member

 

Presentations

  • Utilizing Lay Health Advisors as an Effective Strategy to Decrease the Incidence of Cervical Cancer among Hispanic/Latina Populations. Presented at the Transcultural Nursing Society 46th Annual Virtual Conference Louisville, KY October 21-24, 2020
  • A Hospital-Based Innovative Inter-Cultural Education Program to Affect Behavioral Change in Diverse Hospital Employees. Presented at the Transcultural Nursing Society 45th Annual Conference in Richmond, VA October 16-19, 2019
  • Irish Travellers: Exploration of the Social Determinants of Health Related to Cultural Barriers and Health Inequities. Presented at the Transcultural Nursing Society 44th Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX October 19, 2018
  • The Enhancement of Non-Nursing Students’ Perceived Self-Efficacy and Cultural Competence Through Use of Innovative Transcultural Activities. Presented at the Transcultural Nursing Society 44th Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX October 20, 2018
  • 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
  • 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

 

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
  • NUR 640 - Evidence Based Teaching Practice 
  • NUR 652 - Nursing Leadership Role - Synth
  • NUR 804 - Evidence-Based Scholarly and Practice Inquiry I
  • HCS 300 - Writing for Healthcare Science
  • HCS 320 - Healthcare Science and Cultural Competence
  • HCS 330 - Healthcare Literacy & Advocacy
  • 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 Competence and Diversity, Professional Writing, Health Care Science Areas


Awards

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