Teresa M. Conte, PhD, CPNP, FAPHON


Department Chair


  • B.S.N., University of Scranton, 1994
  • M.S.N., Nurse Practitioner, Villanova University, 2003
  • Ph.D., Villanova University, 2011

Additional Certifications:

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care: Pediatric Nurse Certification Board

Professional Memberships:

  • Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses

Research Interests:

  • Self-care and resiliency for health care professionals
  • Stress management in nurses
  • Young adult cancer survivorship

Dr. Conte spent 16 years as a bedside pediatric nurse with 10 years as a staff nurse on the oncology and bone marrow transplant units at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has practiced as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Scranton area. Dr. Conte serves as one of the Safe Zone trainers for the University.  She is actively involved with the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Oncology. Dr. Conte’s research areas of interest include self-care and resilience practices for nurses, stress management among nurses, and the experiences of young adult cancer survivors.  She has developed programs for nurses that focus on their own self-care and stress management and has been an invited speaker on resilience throughout the United States and Canada. She has been named Teacher of the Year at Scranton in 2020. Dr. Conte was named a Fellow of the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses (FAPHON) which recognizes leadership and an individual's impact on the pediatric oncology profession on a national and international level.

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