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Bidlespacher named to nursing leadership role at Penn College

Kelly T. Bidlespacher has been named director of nursing, bachelor’s and graduate degrees, at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Bidlespacher, a registered nurse, began her Penn College experience as an adjunct faculty member in 2019 and served as the clinical director of nursing at the college from 2020-22.

Kelly T. Bidlespacher“Kelly’s passion for nursing education, coupled with her leadership experience, make her the ideal candidate to move the bachelor’s and graduate degree programs forward,” said Valerie A. Myers, assistant dean of nursing and health sciences. “She will be a tremendous asset to the division of nursing.”

Previously, Bidlespacher was a professional care manager for UPMC Williamsport, a director and clinical manager for Bayada Pediatrics, and a nurse in The Birthplace & Pediatrics for the former Susquehanna Health (now UPMC Williamsport).

She holds three degrees from Penn College: a bachelor’s degree in nursing, an associate degree in nursing, and an associate degree in health arts: practical nursing emphasis.

She earned a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in nursing leadership in health care systems from Grand Canyon University and a post-master’s certificate in nursing education from University of Phoenix. She is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Grand Canyon University.

Bidlespacher is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses and a past member of the Society of Pediatric Nurses.

Penn College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s level nursing degrees. To learn more about those majors, call 570-327-4525.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free at 800-367-9222.

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