Teresa M. Conte, PhD, CPNP


Undergraduate Program Director



  • 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
  • Work-related loss and grief in nurses
  • 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 is active in practice as a nurse practitioner in the Scranton area. Dr. Conte is the coordinator for the yearly service trip to Newark, NJ. 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, work-related loss, grief and stress management among nurses, and the experiences of young adult cancer survivors. She has presented her research throughout the country and has developed programs for nurses that focus on their own self-care and stress management. Dr. Conte is the instructor and course coordinator for the Pediatric nursing content at the undergraduate level. She also teaches the Self-Care and Resiliency course available to PCPS majors.