Mary T. Palovcak, DNP RN CRNP FNP-BC

Assistant Professor of Nursing

I became a Registered Nurse in 1991 and graduated from Frankford Hospital School of Nursing with a diploma in Nursing and an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Penn State University. In 2014, I graduated from the Family Nurse Practitioner program at The George Washington University School of Nursing, and in 2017 I completed my DNP from Wilkes University.

All of my RN clinical experience is in the Emergency Department. As an FNP, I have worked in the CVS MinuteClinic, in Occupational Health for the Johns Hopkins University, and in a Bariatric Surgery specialty practice at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. To keep my clinical skills current, I work per-diem in an Occupational Health department.

Becoming a Nurse, and then a Nurse Practitioner, have been some of the best choices that I have made in my life. I look forward to working with you as you embark upon your journey to become a Nurse Practitioner!

Areas of Expertise

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Occupational Health
  • Emergency Department


  • DNP – Wilkes University 2017
  • Post MSN FNP – The George Washington University 2014
  • MSN – University of Phoenix 2003
  • BSN – Excelsior University 1998
  • RN Diploma – Frankford Hospital School of Nursing 1991
  • Associate degree in Arts & Sciences – Penn State University 1991


  • Certified Bariatric Nurse
  • Certified School Nurse
  • Certified DOT Medical Examiner


  • Women’s Health
  • Adult Health
  • Pathophysiology
  • Roles of the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Population Health
  • Clinical for adult, family, women’s health and pediatrics


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