Shannon M. Scully

  • Instructor
    Villa Maria School of Nursing

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my faculty page!

Teaching at Gannon University in the Villa Maria School of Nursing feels like coming home. I graduated from this very program myself and am so excited to have the opportunity to impact future nurses in the way I was impacted through Gannon. After I graduated, I started my nursing career in the Emergency Department for two years full time. While working, I obtained my Certified School Nurse Certificate and became a School Nurse for 5 years while I still worked per diem in the Emergency Department. Once I started school nursing I decided it was time to get my Master's degree and obtained my Master's of Science in Nursing Education at Duquesne University.

While I loved school nursing, I knew I was missing something and jumped at the opportunity to teach here when I heard a full time position was open. That is the beauty of nursing - there are so many paths and careers within nursing that it's impossible not to find your niche.  While I teach full time here, I also still work in the Emergency Department per diem. This is a wonderful way for me to stay current with not only the academics of nursing, but also my skills.

I have been married for 7 years now to my very supportive husband. We have two dogs at home; Declan - the great dane, and Murphy - the yorkie. Two very opposite sizes, two very different personalities, but both are full of love and keep our home exciting. I love to read and have a slight obsession with all things Harry Potter. I also love gardening, cycling, kayaking, walking my pups, and spending time with my family. Erie is my home and I love living here (yes even with the record breaking snow we get). I really love the summer because it is gorgeous and we have so much to offer! Block parties, 8 Great Tuesday's, Presque Isle, The Bicentennial Tower, Waldameer Park, The Erie Zoo, Asbury Woods, and the list goes on! That all makes up for the sometimes neverending winter months :)

If I can help you in any way on your nursing journey, please do not hesitate to contact me! I would be happy to direct you to the appropriate person or place if I am not able to help. I am looking forward to meeting you!

Courses Taught

  • Health Assessment I (NURS 206)
  • Health Assessment II (NURS 207)
  • Promoting Health in Childrearing Families (NURS 312 - Clinical)
  • School Nursing (NURS 428 - Online)

Honor Societies

Honor Society of Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International: Eta Xi Chapter

Gannon University Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)

Gannon University announces the launch of the Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK).