What a PhD in Human Development did for

Dr. Brenda Pavill

Position: Associate Professor of Nursing at Misericordia University, Dallas, PA

"The focus of my doctoral degree provided me with a more global picture of academia as well as made me cognizant of how much can be accomplished by respecting and being open to the expertise and wisdom of our interdisciplinary partners. My advanced degree at Marywood was truly instrumental in my academic success."

  • BS in Nursing, Wilkes University
  • MS in Nursing, College Misericordia
  • Ph.D. in Human Development with a Concentration in Instructional Leadership, Marywood University

Dr. Pavill teaches across the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. She is certified as an Educator and Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains the practice of volunteering at a free health clinic. She has held an array of nursing positions from staff nurse to administrator in Maternal Child Nursing. Her research interests focus on issues related to innovative teaching-learning strategies, nursing through the lens of literature, variables contributing to student success and the aesthetic side of nursing. She is passionate in having nurses share their moments by telling their nursing stories and looks for avenues in supporting nurses to do so. Dr. Pavill is a member of several professional organizations such as Sigma Theta Tau, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and The Society of Pediatric Nurses. She has been the recipient of several teaching awards. Dr. Pavill is also author of an inspirational book, Nursing Shoes, is based on her nursing career and many nurse-patient experiences. There is also a paperback version of Nursing Shoes plus an ebook. The ebook is available through Amazon and in their Kindle Select (Kdp) program. My A SIN: is B007V65BV0