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College of Health Sciences

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College of Health Sciences

Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
855 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Dr. Scott Heinerichs
Dean (interim)
Phone: 610-436-2825
Fax: 610-436-2860

Marge Curran
Secretary, Dean
Phone: 610-436-2825

Melissa Reed
Associate Dean (interim)
Phone: 610-436-2825

Debra Murray
Budget Manager
Phone: 610-738-2385

Amanda Blue
Outreach Business Manager
Phone: 610-738-0411

Danielle Gourley

Danielle Gourley
  • Current City
  • Area of Study
    "Doctorate of Nursing Practice"
  • Graduation Year
  • Current Occupation
    "Nurse Practitioner"
  • Why did you choose WCU?
    "The DNP program offered a small cohort. In addition, the majority of the courses offered were online, which provided me the opportunity to continue working full time."
  • Did you complete an internship while at WCU?
    "No, I did not. However, the DNP program required practice hours. The practice hours and many of the assignments encouraged students to spend time with politicians, nursing administrators, and a variety of other influential leaders in health care."
  • Advice for graduating seniors in your field?
    "Reach for the sky! Nursing has so much to offer. Explore the profession and find an area that allows you to be your best self."
  • Is there anything you would do differently?
    "No. I embraced the DNP program from start to finish and learned a great deal about nursing. I see the profession through a broader lens and my perspective has never been clearer."
  • Best memory of your time at WCU?
    "Serving at the Crossroads. The trip to Honduras was an unforgettable experience, both rewarding and humbling. I was proud to represent WCU and participate in such an incredible initiative."