Lou Ann Hartley, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, PAHM

Lou Ann Hartley, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, PAHM

Adjunct Faculty


Teaching graduate courses about modern concepts of quality of care, quality improvement, patient safety, and effectiveness of nursing care. Topics include, but not limited to, control charts, run-charts, quality analysis methods, root cause analysis, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), and quality improvement models in addition to concepts related to human factors and their role in errors, and patient safety goals and strategies both within and outside the discipline of nursing. The role of informatics and the work environment are also included as well a leadership topics that transcend quality, safety, and effectiveness discussions.


PhD in Nursing from University of Kentucky.
MSN and BSN from West Virginia University.

Certifications, Honors & Achievements

Board Certified in Nursing Administration, Advanced, (NEA-BC)
Professional in Academy for HealthCare Management, (PAHM)
Cerner Corporation Green Belt Certification Program
West Virginia University Distinguished Alumnus Award
The Carolyn A. Williams Graduate Student Award


Implementing Shared Governance in a Patient Care Support Area: Information Technology Leading the Way, JONA, 2014.


Various professional presentations to integrated healthcare organizations, professional organizations, and community faith-based organizations.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation State Implementation Project for the Future of Nursing West Virginia, 2015-2016

Community/Professional Service

American Organization of Nurse Executives
American Nurses Association
Southern Nursing Research Society
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
West Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives
Future of Nursing West Virginia Co-Sponsor
Dunbar First Baptist Board of Deaconess, Teacher, and Leadership Education

88%: freshmen retention rate