Teresa M. Conte, PhD, CPNP


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
  • 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 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, work-related loss, grief and 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 . Dr. Conte has developed and teaches the Self-Care and Resiliency course available to PCPS majors.