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Yale University Professor Mary Moller to present Sipple Nursing Lecture

Growing concerns about mental health issues to be discussed

Mark MollerBethlehem, Pa., October 16, 2013 —Mary Moller, associate nursing professor at Yale University, will present, “The Growing Concern about Mental Health Issues in the Nation,” at Moravian College, in Foy Hall on Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m. The lecture is free of charge and the public is welcome.

Mary D. Moller, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN is an associate professor at the Yale University School of Nursing where she is the specialty director for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. She is an advanced practice registered nurse dually certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health nursing and a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner.

Moller received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mount Marty College, Yankton, South Dakota in 1971; a master’s degree in psychiatric-mental health nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in 1982; and a doctorate of nursing practice degree from Case Western Reserve University in 2006. She received the Case Western Dean’s Legacy Award for her research entitled, “The Lived Experience of the Patient with Schizophrenia in the Postpsychotic Adjustment Phase of Recovery from Psychosis.”

Foy Hall is located on the Pricilla Payne Hurd Campus located near Main and Church Streets in historic downtown Bethlehem, Pa. The Sipple Lectures are open to all students and members of the greater Lehigh Valley community. Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the event coordinator, Karen Groller at MEKDG01@moravian.edu or call (610)-625-7767.

The Janet A. Sipple Lecture Endowment Fund, which funds the lecture, was created to honor Sipple for her role in establishing The St. Luke’s School of Nursing at Moravian College. The endowment was conceived in consultation with members of the nursing faculty to support programming on international health care, public health leadership, or world community service.

The Department of Nursing at Moravian College offers an innovative curriculum leading to a Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) with the major in Nursing. Moravian also offers a baccalaureate completion program for registered nurses (R.N. to B.S.), and the Master of Science (M.S.) program in nursing, and a new post baccalaureate accelerated degree program (16-months). To learn more about nursing programs visit: www.moravian.edu/nursing, or contact Dawn Goodolf, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor, Comenius Center BS in Nursing Program Coordinator, at dgoodolf@moravian.edu.

The program is designed to address the changing role of the nurse within health care during the 21st century. The R.N.-B.S. program has been developed to deliver the highest quality baccalaureate nursing education to registered nurses in a flexible format. All of the courses provided through Moravian College are designed so that they are relevant to the learning needs of adult students and the nursing courses will complement prior coursework and experience. The Moravian College R.N.-B.S. program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.