colby-sawyer faculty

Joan G. Loftus, DNP, RN

Associate Professor, Nursing & Public Health
(603) 526-3656 |

Joined faculty in 2008. B.S.N. from Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, PA in 1985, M.S.N. with a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner certification from Georgetown University, Washington, DC in 1992. Professor Loftus teaches Introduction to Professional Nursing, Nursing Fundamentals and Health Assessment, and the clinical component of the Medical-Surgical nursing courses.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nursing
  • Critical Care
  • Geriatrics
  • Long-term care
  • End of life issues

Recent Presentations

  • Simulation as the Opportunity to Identify Students at Risk. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Beyond the Rhetoric: The Impact of Technology on the Transformation of Nursing Education. Baltimore, MD. April 2011. Poster Presentation.

  • The Integrated Model for Clinical Education. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded Conference on Enhancing Nursing Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting: What do we know and how do we move forward? Arlington, VA. October 2010.

  • The Collaborative Clinical Assessment Model. AACN's 2009 Baccalaureate Education Conference Chicago, IL. November 2009.


  • Pursuing doctoral studies at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre
  • M.S.N., Georgetown University
  • B.S.N., Wilkes College