Advanced Senior Lecturer

When Loretta A. Sernekos became very involved in taking care of a family member with a chronic pain syndrome and another family member with dementia, she became an avid reader of medical journals and started teaching stress management and relaxation techniques to chronic pain patients. She asked so many questions about medicine that her own nurse practitioner suggested that she go into nursing. 

“As both a nurse and teacher, I constantly emphasize to all my students how important it is to educate both patients and caregivers.”


  • PhD, Rutgers University, 1996
  • Post-Master’s Certificate, Johns Hopkins University, 2019
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania , 2012
  • BSN, Thomas Jefferson University, 2010
  • BA, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 1986