Laura Skoronski Chavez, Ph.D., RN


Laura Chavez, PhD, RN, was named assistant professor in the Nursing Department. She earned a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a master’s degree in Nursing Education from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Scranton. Laura returns to The University of Scranton as a faculty member after working as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Wilkes University and, prior to that, as a Nursing Laboratory Educator here at the University of Scranton. Clinically, her specialty areas include the Emergency Department and the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Dr. Chavez has received several research grants, has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles. She is also currently working as a Registered Nurse in the PACU at Geisinger Wyoming Valley hospital.


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