Lori S. Lauver, PhD, RN, CPN, CNE

Contact Dr. Lauver

100 North Academy Avenue
Nursing Education Center
Danville, PA 17822-0403

(570) 214-9871
(570) 271-5657 fax


PhD, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 2007
DNSc, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 2005
MSN, College Misericordia, Dallas, PA, 1995
BSN, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, 1982
Diploma, Professional Nursing, Geisinger Medical Center School of
         Nursing, Danville, PA, 1978

University Appointment

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests

Maternal and Child Health Nursing
Nursing Administration
Research & Evidence Based Practice

Research Interests

Nursing Education & Theory
Qualitative Research
Child Welfare & Foster Parent/Child Research
Rural Health Public Policy Formulation
Distance Learning

Professional Memberships

Northeast PA Nursing Education Consortium Member - President
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing (1995-present)
National League for Nursing (2005-present)
Society of Pediatric Nurses (2005-present) - Public Policy Committee
Pennsylvania Rural Health Association (2010) - Board Member (2010)


April, 2012. Lauver, L. S. Paper accepted to be presented at the Society of Pediatric Nurses 23rd Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. Protecting Our Children in a Changing Environment: A Case Study in Environmental Health and Advocacy.

April, 2012. Van Allen, K., Sterling, Y., Northington, L., Fogg, N., Walsh, D., Lauver, L. S., & Huang, K. Invited presentation. Society of Pediatric Nurses 22nd Annual Convention. The New Frontier: Pediatric Nurses Embracing Our Changing Environment, Houston, TX. Interactive session. Pediatric nurses navigating the political arena – Advocating for children and famlies.

July, 2011. Lauver, L. S. Invited Paper presented at the International Neuroscience Forum. Nanjing University Medical College. Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. The needs of foster parents with children with complex health care needs.

May, 2010. Lauver, L. S., Swan, B. A., West, M.M., Zukowsky, K., Powell, M., Frisby, A. J., Neyhard, S. & Marsella, A. National Rural Health Association's 33rd Annual Rural Health Conference, Savannah, GA. (Podium presentation).Lessons learned. Implementing a health careers in nursing recruitment program for kids in Pennsylvania rural counties.

November, 2008. Campbell, T. B., Lauver, L. S., & West, M. M. (National organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN). Myrtle Brach, SC. (Poster presentation). Evaluating the effectiveness of teaching strategies: Case study versus traditional lecture.

June, 2008. Lauver, L., Frisby, A.J., Bellot, J., Powell, M., Swan, B.A., West, M.M., & Zukowsky, K. 26th Annual International Nursing Computer/Technology Conference, Las Vegas, NV. (Poster Presentation). Bridging the classroom and distance learning environments.

June, 2008. Baran, M., & Lauver, L. Pennsylvania Rural Health Conference, State College, PA. Student/Faculty submission. (Poster Presentation). Development and early implementation of a neurology telemedicine program.

April, 2008. 18th Annual Convention of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, Denver, CO. (Poster Presentation). Parenting foster children with chronic illness and complex medical needs.

November 2006, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Transforming Healthcare Through Research, Education & Technology. (Paper Presentation). The experience of parenting a chronically ill foster child with complex medical needs.