nicole moore
Chair, Department of Nursing, Program Director, BSN, Assistant Professor
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“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross 

Nicole Moore MSN, RN, CNE, PMH-C, is an assistant professor of Nursing at Mercyhurst University. She serves as the chair of the Department of Nursing and program director of the BSN program. She has more than 10 years of experience working with individuals living with serious mental illness and experiencing crisis situations. Prior to joining Mercyhurst, she served as a nurse administrator of a community mental health clinic. She has experience with the clinical implementation of multiple evidence-based programs including a medication assisted treatment program for individuals with substance use disorders, telepsychiatry program within a local elementary school, early-onset program for individuals with first-episode psychosis, and a specialized treatment program for pregnant women with opioid use disorder.

Nicole is a CNE (certified nurse educator) and is certified in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She is currently in her dissertation phase of an Ed.D. program with a focus on nursing education at Western Connecticut State University. In the community, Nicole volunteers with the Girl Scouts as a troop leader, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as a conference facilitator, and Postpartum Support International as a crisis specialist.


  • Ed.D. (in progress), Western Connecticut State University 
  • MSN, Sacred Heart University 
  • B.S., Mercyhurst University 
  • ASN, Mercyhurst University 

Research and Interests

  • Innovative and Active Learning Strategies 
  • Perinatal Trauma, Mood, and Anxiety Disorders
  • Empathy and Substance Use Disorders 
  • Curriculum Design 
  • Compassion Fatigue and Satisfaction