Patricia Skorupka, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Fisher Hall 514
Education:Ph.D., School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, 1988
M.S.N., School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 1981
B.S.N., School of Nursing, Saint Anselm College, 1968
Dr. Patricia Skorupka joined Duquesne University School of Nursing as an Assistant Professor in 2003. She came to Duquesne with over 30 years of clinical practice in psychiatric nursing including inpatient, outpatient, community and administrative settings. Additionally, she practices in a behavioral health group setting. She loves working with and mentoring students, integrating evidence -based practice into her teaching and sharing her love of psychiatric nursing.
Dr. Skorupka received her BS in Nursing at Saint Anselm College, and both her MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and her PhD in Higher Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a board certified Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. While at the University of Pittsburgh, she received the distinguished University Scholar award.
Doctoral Dissertation: "A Study of Self-Esteem and Achievement Motivation In Middle-Aged Women", 1988.
Kane, I. And Skorupka, P.: "Staff Development: An Integrated Approach." Journal of Nursing Staff Development, 1:110-119, 1985.
Skorupka, P. and Cooley, S.: "The Development of a Partial Hospitalization Program Tool." International Journal of Partial Hospitalization, 2:56-57, 1983.
Skorupka, P. and Bohnet, N.: "Primary Caregivers' Perceptions of Nursing Behaviors That Best Meet Their Needs in a Home Care Hospice." Cancer Nursing, 371-374, 1982.
Skorupka, P (2007). " Transforming Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing to a Community-Based Model", American Psychiatric Nurses' Association 21st Annual Conference, October 1-6, 2007, Orlando, Florida. Peer Reviewed Poster Competition.