Donnamarie Lovestrand, MSN, RN, CPAN

Assistant Professor, Nursing Programs

  • 570.320.2400 ext. 7489
  • ATHS, Rm.W112
Donnamarie Lovestrand, MSN, RN, CPAN


  • MSN- Walden University-2014
  • BS- Cairn University- 1990
  • Diploma- Nursing, Northeastern Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA, 1978

Academic Experience

  • 2015-Started working at Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 2015 to present:  Clinical work in Adult Health and perianesthesia nursing
  • 2015 to present:  Leadership and Management 
  • 2016-2017, Clinical Instructor, Laboratory Instructor, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 2016-2017- Item writer for American Board of PeriAnesthesia Nursing Certification (ABPANC)
  • 2019-2021-Classroom and Adult Health II
  • Developer of Continuing Education Program, Kijabe Hospital, Kijabe Kenya, East Africa
  • Instructor in Critical Care Course- Endocrine, Northeastern Hospital (1979-1994)
  • Preceptor- Northeastern Hospital Critical Care Units (1979-1993); UPMC Northwest Critical Care Unit (2003-2010)

Work Experience

  • Critical Care -21 years
  • Community Health and Tropical Medicine; Anesthesia- 10 years
  • PeriAnesthesia Care- 11 years
  • Education- 7 years at PCT; preceptor education at bedside throughout my career


  • Loveland, D., Beaumont, D., Calder, S., Schmidt, M., & Calaro, R. (2021) Simulation Training Exercise to Improve OUtcomes of Emergence Delirium in Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  AANA Journal 89(3)
  • Lovestrand, D., Lovestrand, S., Beaumont, D., & Yost, J. (2017) Management of Emergence Delirium in Adult PTSD Patients; 
  • Recommendations for Practice.  Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing 32(4):356
  • Lovestrand, D. (2015) Falls in PACU:  Nurses combat falls in Same-Day Surgery and PACU: Pulse of Papan.  Official newsletter of the Pennsylvania Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses 15(1). 3-5
  • Lovestrand, D., Phipps, S.P., Lovestrand, S. (2013). Anesthesia Emergence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. AANA Journal 81(3).


  • 2020 to present:  President -Omega Theta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • 2018-2020-VP of Omega Theta Chapter
  • 2014 to present:  Sigma Theta Tau member
  • 2014 President's Award for Outstanding Assessment of Student Learning 
  • 2015 Excellence in Academic Advising Award
  • October, 2014- Recipient of Fort Polk Commanding General’s Award for Excellence
  • July, 2014 - Named Employee of the Quarter - Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital
  • May 2014- Achieved certification in PeriAnesthesia Nursing (CPAN)
  • August, 2013- Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • May, 2011, 2012- Received Army Nursing Award for Excellence Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital
  • 1981- Certification in Critical Care Nursing (CCRN)
  • American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
  • Pennsylvania Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (Board of Directors 2021 to present)

"I have been a Registered Nurse since 1978. I love nursing and being a nurse. Nurses as skilled practitioners and scholars, engage in a profession that allows them the privilege of entering into the lives of individuals during a moment on the continuum of life to provide interactive caring and knowledgeable interventions. My role as instructor is to provide the skills for direct patient care, knowledge for critical thinking, and attitude of enthusiasm for the students who enter into this world with me."