Patricia Sweeney

Associate Professor

Dr. Sweeney has over 30 years in nursing education and as a board certified family nurse practitioner. She teaches in the nurse practitioner and DNP programs at Wilkes University. Dr. Sweeney’s clinical expertise is in the area of the treatment of episodic illness. She has experience in primary care, emergency department, and urgent care as a nurse practitioner. Her scholarship interests include enhancing critical thinking for nurse practitioner students and measuring quality outcomes in clinical practice. She has served as the past President of the Nurse Practitioners of Northeast PA and on the Board of Directors of the Nursing Foundation of PA and the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association. Dr. Sweeney is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau. Dr. Sweeney earner her PhD from The Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from The State University of New York-Binghamton, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilkes University. Reach her at