Nursing Chair Brings 40 Years of Knowledge, Experience to Notre Dame

A nurse and nurse educator for nearly four decades, M. Patrice McCarthy, Ph.D., is the new chair of the Division of Nursing at Notre Dame College.

In the past 20 years, McCarthy has worked with the nursing faculty of seven different colleges, including Case Western Reserve University, the University of Colorado, Saginaw Valley State University, Ohio State University, the University of Akron, Simmons College and Slippery Rock University. She is the founder of MedCentral College of Nursing in Mansfield, Ohio.

According to McCarthy, her approach to nursing administration engages patients, students and educators as complete individuals and involves both the traditional meaning and evolving purpose of the discipline.

"My scholarship in nursing draws upon a rich tradition of philosophy, theology and nursing scholarship and informs the foundation of my approach to nursing as a relational process rooted in the spiritual essence of the person," she said. "I am committed to nursing as a caring science and to mentoring the next generation of nurse leaders through both curricular and extracurricular opportunities."

McCarthy has published extensively in scholarly books and journals ranging from Nursing Outlook to the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. Her research interests include spirituality, community nursing practice and the psychological effects of infertility.


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