LoriAnn Pajalich , MS, RN, CNS, GCNS-BC, joins the Wilkes faculty as Assistant Professor of Nursing. LoriAnn holds the B.S. and M.S. in Nursing from Wilkes University with areas of specialization in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Cardiothoracic Bursing, and Gerontology. Most recently, LoriAnn served in the Education Department of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center as a Clinical Specialist and in Step Down open heart, radiology, progressive care, and post-anesthesia care units. She has also worked in Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, and Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale. LoriAnn brings extensive teaching experience to her new position, having served as an adjunct faculty member in the Nursing Departments at East Stroudburg University and Marywood University. LoriAnn is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and holds national certification from ANCC as a Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist.