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Nursing Instructor
Full time

Dr. Goertz

Dr. Goertz currently teaches Nursing Research (NURS 200w) classes for the RNBS Nursing program and Psychiatric Nursing and Nursing Leadership (NURS 214w) in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Penn State Mont Alto. Her expertise is in psychiatric nursing and teaching nursing care for clients with psychiatric and medical surgical problems (specifically for those with neurological, endocrine, renal, and musculoskeletal disorders). She has focused her research in studying religious coping in people with serious mental illness where she is using multivariate approaches to examine nationally representative epidemiological data.

Most Recent Publications

Goertz, Sherry. 2009. Religion and Spirituality in Adults with Mental Illness. ProQuest. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland.

Kverno, K., and Sherry D. Goertz. 2008. Neurobiological considerations in psychiatric care. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. Edited by O'Brien, Kennedy, and Ballard.

Goertz, Sherry. D. 2006. Guaging fluid balance with osmolality. RN: The Journal of Clinical Excellence 36(10):70-71.


Ph.D. in Nursing, University of Maryland, 2009

M.S.N. in Community Health Nursing, University of Maryland,1996

B.S.N. in Nursing, University of Maryland, 1992

A.A. in Nursing, Hagerstown Junior College,1988

Certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse by the American Nursing Credentialing Center: Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Health, Board Certified (PMH-CNS, BC), 4/19/2006 - 4/19/2016

Certified in Nursing Education (CNE) by National League for Nursing 12/ 2005 - 12/2015

Registered Nurse Licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland


E-mail: sxb30@psu.edu
Phone: 717-749-6147
Fax: 717-749-6039
Office: 104 Science Technology Building