Faculty Added for Nursing Program

September 20, 2007

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has hired four faculty to launch its new associate degree in Nursing program.  Offered for the first time this fall, the degree is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

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Jo Anne Carrick, M.S.N., C.E.N., senior lecturer in nursing, directs the new two-year degree program. She serves as the primary liaison between Penn State Behrend and the Penn State School of Nursing.  She holds a B.S. in Nursing from Penn State, an M.S.N. from University of Pittsburgh, and is a pursuing a doctoral degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Sarah Henry-Walker, M.S.N., C.R.N.P.-C., lecturer in nursing and a maternal and women’s health nurse practitioner at Erie Women’s Health Partners, previously was a member of the adjunct nursing faculty at Jamestown Community College. She is a graduate of the Penn State School of Nursing and earned an M.S.N. with a specialty in maternal and women’s health at SUNY University at Buffalo.

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Margo Kertis, M.S.N., RNC, lecturer in nursing, joins the college from Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, where she was clinical educator for maternal-child health. She earned her B.S. in Nursing from Duquesne University and M.S. from the R.N.-M.S.N. Consortium directed by Clarion, Edinboro, and Slippery Rock universities.

image of Nickolaus Miehl

Nickolaus Miehl, M.S.N., is a lecturer in nursing and will coordinate the college’s new Nursing Technology Laboratory and Nursing Simulation Center. After earning a B.S. in Nursing from Gannon University, he pursued an M.S. with a specialty in forensic nursing from Duquesne University; he also holds a certificate in Forensic Science from Duquesne’s Cyril H. Wecht Institute for Forensic Science and Law. Miehl earned a post-master’s certificate in Nursing Education from the R.N.-M.S.N. Consortium directed by Clarion, Edinboro, and Slippery Rock universities.

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Editors: For additional information, please contact the College of Health and Human Development Office of College Relations at (814) 865-3831 or healthhd@psu.edu.