Instructor, Villa Maria School of Nursing
Phone: 814-871-5342
Office: M 271
amann002@gannon.edu

  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Honor Societies
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Service

Biography

Hello and welcome to my faculty page :)

I 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. Currently, I am in the process of completing my PhD in nursing education and administration.

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 and if I can answer any questions please contact me, in fact I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

Courses Taught

  • NURS 320     Leadership Seminar
  • NURS 311     Health and Health Restoration of Older Adults (Theory and Clinical)
  • NURS 404     Nurse Power Politics
  • NURS 408     Management and Leadership in Nursing
  • NURS 420     Management and Leadership Strategies in Professional Nursing
  • DNURS 803  Leadership and Health Policy

Educational History

Degrees Completed:
  • Gannon University: Master of Science in Nursing (Administration Option) 
  • Pennsylvania State University: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Highest Distinction) 
  • Villa Maria College: Associate Degree in Nursing 
  • United States Army Health Service Command: Practical Nurse 

Honor Societies

  • Fellow: National Gerontological Nurses Association
  • Honor Society of Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International: Eta Xi, Beta Sigma Chapter
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Professional Societies

  • Honor Society of Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International: Eta Xi, Beta Sigma Chapter Past president Eta XI Chapter
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) Item Writer
  • National Gerontological Nursing Association: Fellow
  • Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania, Board Member and Patient Choice Award Reviewer
  • Northwest Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders: Legislation and Practice Chair
  • Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Action Coalition: The IOM report on The Future of Nursing; Co-Convener
  • Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders: Past Board Member, Legislation and Practice Committee
  • Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
  • Pennsylvania State University Nursing Alumni Association, Past Board Member and Chair: Communications
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

 

 

Publications

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Invited speaker:
Amann, C. A. (2014).  Erie County Bar Association: Workers Compensation Seminar. October, 2014.  Bayfront Convention Center, Erie, PA.

Amann, C. A. (2014). Institute of Medicine Report, Where we are. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Annual Pennsylvania Action Coalition. April, 2014, Danville, PA.

Amann, C. A. (2014). We're not in Kansas anymore: Stories of the Oklahoma Disaster. Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Xi Chapter Annual Induction Ceremony.  April, 2014, 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.  

Presentations:

Amann, C. A.  (2104).  Older Adult Nutrition: Corralling the Community, Harness your power.  National Gerontological Nursing Association Annual Conference, October 2014, San Antonio, TX

Amann, C. A., & Diener, E. (2014).  A Phenomenological Exploration of International Nurse's Motivation and Experiences in Pursuing a Master's Degree in Nursing in the United States. International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. May, 2014, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, IL

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 in 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., (2011). Geriatric Education and Clinical Experiences for Nursing Students: A Wellness Perspective. National Gerontological Nursing Association Annual Conference, October 2011, Louisville, KY

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, NM

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

PUBLICATIONS:

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.

REVIEWER:

Catalano, J. T.  (2014).  Nursing Now! Today's Issues, Tomorrow's Trends. (Chapter 18: The Politically Active Nurse). Philadelphia, PA, F. A. Davis Company.

Marquis, B., & Huston, C. (2013). Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing, 8th Ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Heath, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

REVISION REVIEWER:

Eliopoulos, C. (2014:2012). Gerontological nursing 8th Ed. (Chapters 1-6). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Marquis, B. L. & Huston, C. J.  (2014:2012).  Leadership and management tools for the new nurse: A case study approach. (Reviewed for proposed content revision and updates). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Heath, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Miller, C. (2014:2012). Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults, 7th Ed. (Chapter 1: Seeing Older Adults Through the Eyes of Wellness). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Heath, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Miller, C. (2013:2012). Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults, 7th Ed. (Chapter 4: Theoretical Perspectives on Aging Well). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Heath, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
 

RESEARCH:

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 2009-Present

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

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Health Policy/Politics
  • Older Adult Issues
  • Disaster Nursing and Preparedness

Service

Current Certifications:

  • Fellow, National Gerontological Nurses Association (FNGNA)
  • Board Certification in Gerontological Nursing (RN-BC)
  • Certified Dementia Practioner (CDP)

Service to the Community:

  • Erie Gains Initiative: Health care lectures and events for Mid City Towers, Schmid Towers, Friendship Towers, Lifeworks Erie
  • Gannon's Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere (GIVE) day
  • Service Learning 
  • Disaster Relief

Service to Nursing:

  • Honor Society of Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Xi Chapter, Gannon University, Beta Sigma Chapter, Pennsylvania State University: Eta Xi Chapter: President 2004 - 2006; Past President 2006 - 2008; Board Member 2008 - 2014; Vice President 2014 - Present
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) Item Writer, July 2011, January 2012, April 2013, June 2014
  • National Gerontological Nursing Association: Fellow Status Conferred 2014; Awards and Scholarship Reviewer 2011 - Present; Chair Awards Committee 2013 - Present
  • Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania: Patient Choice Award Reviewer 2010 – Present; Co-Chair Patient Choice Awards 2012 - Present; Board of Trustees 2013 - Present
  • Northwest Organization of Nurse Leaders: Legislation and Professional Practice Chair 2005 - Present; Secretary/Treasurer August 2014 - Present
  • Pennsylvania State Nurses Association: Pennsylvania Action Coalition: Co-Convener Northwest Pennsylvania: The Future of Nursing Campaign 2012 - Present