Instructor, Villa Maria School of Nursing
Office: M 271
- Courses Taught
- Educational History
- Honor Societies
- Professional Societies
Hello and welcome to my faculty page :)
Let me introduce myself...I am Carol Ann Amann, and am currently an instructor for the Villa Maria School of Nursing. Prior to becoming an educator I have worked in a variety of settings as a nurse...that is the beauty of our profession, it can and does lead you into a myriad of career paths! During my Masters preparation it became more and more evident that teaching in a professional nursing program was to be my passion, which led me to my current position at Gannon University.
I have lived in the Erie area for the great majority of my life, minus a few years while serving in the Army...it has been said even though you leave Erie, if you were born here, you always come back, and for me I guess that is true.
I have a passion for exellence in nursing, my roots began humbly as a nurses aide, then a Licenced Practical Nurse, to an Associate Degree Resigstered Nurse, to holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (the first college graduate in my family), to a Masters Degree in Nursing. It was at this point when I thought my formal education would end...but how wrong I was. In addition to my family and teaching responsibilities, I am currently a PhD student at Oklahoma City Unversity, Kramer School of Nursing.
I have varied hobbies, and it includes travel, spending time with my 2 children and....American and Military History is my true untold passion. Somehow, even in my healthcare/nursing lectures I can always find a way to inject a little history!
So welcome to Gannon University...if I can answer anyquestions, please contact me, in fact I look forward to hearing from you!
Amann, C. A., Brieger, T., & Datte, C. (2013). Providing Clear and Effective Communication to Online Students. Pennsylvania Communication Association Annual Convention, October 2013, Erie, PA
Amann, C. A. (2013). Personhood of Dementia. National Gerontological Nursing Association Annual Conference, October 2013, Clearwater, FL
Amann, C. A., & Patterson, K. (2013). Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report: Increasing the Number of Doctoral Prepared Nurses by 2020. Hamot Heart Institute, Erie, PA
Amann, C.A. (2012). Panel participant. The Mayor: A Documentary of Older Adults in a Retirement Community. Jared Scheib, producer. Film Society of Northwest Pennsylvania, November, 2012, Erie, PA
Amann, C. A., (2012). Infusing Geriatrics into Nursing Curriculum. Meridian Health NICHE Conference, June 2012, Long Branch, New Jersey.
Amann, C. A., (2011). Geriatric Education and Clinical Experiences for Nursing Students: A Wellness Perspective. National Gerontological Nursing Association Annual Conference, October 2011, Louisville, Kentucky
Amann, C. A, (2010). Political Updates: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Federal Review. Northwest Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders
Amann, C. A, (2009). Political Updates: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Federal Review. Northwest Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders
Amann, C. A. (2008). Nursing Advocacy and Involvement in Health Policy. National Gerontological Nursing Association Annual Conference, November 2008, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Amann, C. A. (2006). Nursing’s Impact and Presence. Nursing Convocation/Graduation: Pennsylvania State University, May 2006
Amann, C. A. (2005). Political Involvement of Registered Nurse Leaders Belonging to a Professional Leadership Organization, Poster Presentation: American Organization of Nurse Executives, April 2006, Orlando, Florida
Amann, C. A., & LeBlanc, R., (2013). Chapter 32: Caring Across the Continuum. Mauk 3rd Ed . Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care. Jones and Bartlett: Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Amann, C. A. (2013). Chapters 1-20: Clinical, Group, Web-based and Written Assignments. Eliopoulos, C.: Gerontological Nursing (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Marquis, B., & Huston, C. (2013). Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing 8th Ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
December, 2005 Master’s Thesis:
Political Involvement of Registered Nurse Leaders Belonging to a Professional Leadership Organization
McMaster for Evidence-based Journals: Rater/reviewer of research articles related to Gerontology, Neurosciences, Cardiology, Orthopaedics and Infection Control throughout multiple disciplines.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Recipient of Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hilltop Center, Inc Eleanor Sivillo Honor Role Award, March 22, 2011
Student Choice Speaker: Senior Graduate Reception 2009, 2010, 2011. Gannon University, Villa Maria School of Nursing
Recipient of Sigma Theta Tau-Eta-Xi Chapter “Excellence in Education” award. Gannon University, October 2006
Recipient of American Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Symposium “Outstanding Poster Presentation” 2nd place. Original research: Political Involvement of Registered Nurse Leaders Belonging to a Professional Leadership Organization, April 2006
Graduated Highest Distinction – Pennsylvania State University, May 2001
Recipient of Erie County Council of Nurses “Registered Nurses That Make a Difference” award, 1999