Joyce Thielen

Joyce Thielen, Ph.D., R.N.

ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF NURSING, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

422 Berchmans Hall
413-265-2229 | thielenj@elms.edu

B.S., Fitchburg State College
M.S., University of Massachusetts
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Dr. Thielen is a nurse administrator, educator and researcher.  In her administrative role as Associate Dean, Dr. Thielen coordinates the traditional undergraduate program.  Her areas of expertise in teaching include gerontology, nursing theory, and most recently informatics in nursing and healthcare.   Her research interests include cognitive impairment, care giving of those with memory problems and care of the older adult. Her doctoral dissertation entitled, "Women's Experiences While Undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer" has been presented at research conferences in several locations in the Northeast.  Dr. Thielen was selected to attend the American Association of Nurses (AACN) "train the trainer "conferences for both the Gerontology Nursing Education Conference (GNEC) and the Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN).  She is an active member and vice-president of Beta Zeta Chapter at Large of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and serves as president of the Board of Directors of the Porchlight VNA/Home Care.