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Shirley Cousino, M.B.A., R.N., N.H.A.

Instructor, Clinical Coordinator
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Health Managment systems

Rangos 215
Phone: 412.396.4773


M.B.A., Health Care Management, Regis University, 2005
B.S., Health Services Administration, Eastern University, 1986
R.N., Diploma, Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing, 1982

As a registered nurse, I have spent 25 years working in both clinical and managerial positions within the healthcare industry. I have a strong interest in studying evidence-based outcomes and have previously worked with the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative's Cardiac Care Improvement Registry in analyzing best practice standards for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. I hold advanced Certification in Critical Care nursing and was the coordinator of an open heart surgery program for 9 years. I am a current member of the PA chapter of the American Cardiology Association and the American Association of Critical -Care Nurses.

In addition to my experience in the acute care setting, I am a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and have worked in Executive positions within Skilled Care, Assisted Living, and Hospice Care. During my tenure as Clinical Director of a National Assisted Living Association, I co-authored a Performance Improvement Manual adaptable to four states based on specific state regulations and guidelines.

I am a member of the American College of HealthCare Executives and continue to be involved in various consulting projects within the healthcare industry.


Clinical Processes I and II

Quality Performance in Health Care

Risk Management in Health Care

Introduction to Health Care Management

Introduction to Long Term Care

Undergraduate and Graduate Internships