Patricia (Lynn) Hartley

Assistant Professor, Post-licensure Nursing

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Professor Hartley has six children and one grandson, two granddaughters with another due in April. She is very active in her church, where she held the position of president of the Emmanuel United Methodist Women, and is currently a certified lay speaker, worship leader, and member of the mission team and hospitality committee. She teaches many courses but finds her heart in Research, Leadership, and Public Health/Community Nursing. She has served on the National Institute of Health, Central West Ohio Research board. Professor Hartley has been published twice and has currently submitted another research study for review with her 3 research team members. The topic being explored by the group is integrity. Her goal is to continue doing research and publishing. She has enjoyed the mix, but will forever be an educator.


  • Nominated for Florence Nightingale Award in 1994
  • Awarded Most Professional Classmate in 1999 from her IWU cohort
  • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau in 1999
  • Been involved in government research on robot educator extenders and getting ready to begin a study on simulators in nursing education
  • Spoke at the Midwest Conference in Indianapolis on two occasions
  • Spoke at Emerging Trends
  • Published with my research team, one research brief entitled, 'Moral integrity and Moral Courage: Can we teach it?"  in the Journal of Nursing Education
  • Published with two other team members, in the Encyclopedia of Nursing Education, 2015, the chapter on Integrity
  • Submitted with my research team, research for consideration for publication


  • BS
    1999, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • MSN
    2003, Xavier University
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