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Judith Stanley

Program Director, MSN, Associate Professor

Contact Information

OFFICE: Nursing Facility 691
PHONE: 814-824-2908

"Maybe this one moment, with this one person, is the very reason we’re here on Earth at this time." – Jean Watson

During her nursing career, Dr. Stanley pursued multiple leadership roles in both acute care and home care settings, including Infusion Nurse, including PICC insertions; Patient Advocate; Clinical Operations Manager for a home infusion agency; Nurse Entrepreneur of a biofeedback practice; as well as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) in both undergraduate and graduate programs and Director of Graduate Nursing. Dr. Stanley is the director of Mercyhurst’s first graduate nursing program, an MSN in Integrative Nursing Leadership. 

Dr. Stanley first developed an interest in integrative nursing in her own MSN educational program. Since that time, even while focusing on the “high-tech” aspects of infusion nursing, she developed a passion for holistic healing techniques that can be integrated in nursing practice. As a post-doctoral Fellow in Integrative Nursing through the University of Arizona, she has been researching the construct of resiliency in nursing, especially ways to build resiliency through mindfulness, compassion training, and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback. Integrative nursing is person-centered and relationship-based and focuses on the health and well-being of caregivers as well as those they serve.

About Dr. Stanley
    • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Integrative Nursing, University of Arizona
    • DHSc, Nova Southeastern University
    • MSN, D’Youville College
    • BSN, D’Youville College
    • B.A., Psychology, SUNY Buffalo
    • Integrative Health and Healing
    • Palliative Care and Advance Directives
    • Resiliency Training through HRVB
    • Patient Safety
    • NURS 303: Experience Chronic Illness
    • NURS 400: Health Promotion & Prevention
    • NURS 402: Multicultural & Global Perspectives in Health Care
    • NURS 500: Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Care
    • NURS 504: Health Concerns of Vulnerable Populations
    • NURS 508: Fostering Resilience
    • NURS 573: Quality, Safety & Value in Health Care
    • NURS 604: Health Care Policy Analysis & Advocacy
    • NURS 677: Integrative Nursing Capstone