Patricia Moyle Wright, PhD, CRNP, ACNS-BC, CHPN, CNE



  • B.S.N., Misericordia University
  • M.S.N., Misericordia University
  • Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
  • Post-Master’s Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner, Misericordia University

Additional Certifications:

  • Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board Certified, ANCC
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, ANCC
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified, AANP
  • Certified Nurse Educator, NLN
  • Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse, HPCC


  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau
  • Dr. Marcie Jones Graduate Nursing Award
  • Northeast Woman 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Practitioners of Northeast Pennsylvania
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
  • Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance
  • National League for Nursing
  • American Association of University Professors  

Research Interests:

  • Bereavement, grief, perinatal loss, research methods, nursing education 

Dr. Wright teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs and has clinical experience in community health, hospice, and medical-surgical nursing. She has practiced as a hospice nurse for over 15 years and also worked as a medical-surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist at a local hospital. Currently, Dr. Wright maintains clinical practice as a hospice Nurse Practitioner and as a volunteer Family Nurse Practitioner in area free clinics. She is the founder of the ‘Pushing On: Support for Moms’ perinatal loss support group.

Dr. Wright has an active scholarly agenda and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on end-of-life care, bereavement, and nursing education and regularly presents her research at national and international conferences. She has authored book chapters on research methods, grief, and perinatal loss. Additionally, Dr. Wright has published two books; the first is a coedited book on perinatal and pediatric loss and the second is on hospice nursing.

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