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JoAnne Gatti-Petito, DNP, RN, CNE

JoAnne Gatti-Petito, DNP, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor

JoAnne Gatti-PetitoJoAnne Gatti-Petito is a National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator who graduated Dickinson College with a BS in Biology and from Long Island University with a BS in Nursing. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with her MSN as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health and Illness. She earned her doctorate at the University of Connecticut. Her dissertation topic was simulation learning. Prior to teaching at Sacred Heart University, Dr. Gatti-Petito managed the Nursing Arts Laboratory at Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing. She also held various positions in healthcare management including senior health care consultant at Watson Wyatt Worldwide and Vice-President for Health Care Delivery Systems at United HealthCare. JoAnne was responsible for assimilation of the provider relations programs of MetLife, Travelers and United HealthCare. At United HealthCare she developed a comprehensive quality review program which prepared the local plans for NCQA accreditation in several networks. Her clinical background includes both critical care and public health nursing.

City/State: Bluffton, South Carolina


Clinical Scholarship and Adult Learning Theory: A Role for the DNP in Nursing Education (with Barbara E. Lakatos, Holly B. Bradley, Linda L. Cook, Irene E. Haight, and Cherry A. Karl), Nursing Faculty Publications (2013)

Nursing Students' Perceptions of Caring Before and After Simulation in Nursing Education, Doctoral Dissertations (2011)

Managed Care Accreditation: Decoding the Acronyms (with Randall K. Abbott), Nursing Faculty Publications (1997)

Reviewer: Nursing Education Perspectives Peer Review Panel

Reviewer: Pharmacology Success: A Q&A Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking, 2nd edition

Reviewer: Kozier & Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 8ed. Proposal review for content reorganization

Reviewer: Pearson Health Science - Real Nursing Simulations 1.0. Topic: Mark Jandon [Pediatric Respiratory Distress]

“I am pleased to be part of each student’s journey through advanced nursing practice education. I have worked in critical care, emergency nursing, peri-operative nursing, and home care. I also spent 15 years in the health insurance industry. I have been teaching for the last 12 years and I am enjoying this phase of my career more than any other. I look forward to getting to know you and participate with you in this great learning experience.”

Dr. Gatti-Petito