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Elizabeth F. McGann

Professor Emerita

BSN, City College; MS, Southern Connecticut State University; MSN, Hunter College; D.N.Sc., Yale University


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Elizabeth F. McGann, D.N.Sc., RN, BC, has been with Quinnipiac from 1977-1980 and from 1992 to the present. She is a professor of nursing, and former chair of the Department of Nursing (1999-2005). She also served as interim associate dean of the School of Health Sciences (2005-2007). She has completed several studies involving asthma severity, control, and self-management in adults, and has examined the role of denial of illness and medication adherence in adults with asthma. Her current research is focused on examining the relationship of stage of change to asthma control and quality of life. McGann is a registered nurse and is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a clinical specialist in gerontological nursing. She has received research grant awards, presented her research at local, state and national conferences, and has published book chapters and journal articles on the topics of asthma and pulmonary issues in elders. She has also completed research and published on the topic of academically at risk students. McGann is currently the associate editor of the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. In her teaching, she is committed to meaningful student-centered learning experiences and encourages students to use critical thinking and incorporate theoretical and evidence based findings into nursing practice. McGann received a doctoral degree in nursing from Yale University, a baccalaureate degree in nursing from City College of New York, a master’s degree in nursing from Hunter College, and a master’s degree in health education from Southern Connecticut State University. To reach McGann, please call (203) 582-8472 or

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