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 Mary Ann Thurkettle 



Dr. Thurkettle is the Nursing Department Chairperson and holds a BSN & PhD from Case Western Reserve University and a MS in Nursing from Ohio State University. She was initially a graduate of Grant Hospital School of Nursing in Columbus, OH.

She is a member of Epsilon Phi and Zeta Mu At Large of Sigma Theta Tau International. She serves on the Research Committee for Epsilon Phi Chapter and the Region 2 Coordinating Committee.

At the international level she serves on the Bylaws Committee (2009-2011) and the United Nations Advisory Council of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Her research interest is health behavior change. Her two recent studies examined: barriers and facilitators to adolescent physical activity; the relationship between cognitive maturity and readiness to use research evidence in clinical decision-making.

Department of Nursing
104-F Vincent Science Center 
Slippery Rock PA 16057

(724) 738-4568

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