Meet Kathleen
Resume: Kathleen D. Pagana, PhD


Over 40 years of experience in healthcare including college teaching, administration, clinical practice, and professional speaking and writing.




PhD and Master's Degree in Nursing
University of Pennsylvania

Bachelors of Science in Nursing
University of Maryland


Professional experience

Pagana Keynotes & Presentations, 2003 - present

  • President


LAYCO Publishing and Consulting, 1982 - present

  • Vice-President and Co-owner
  • Consulting experience in writing, publishing, and program design and presentation
  • Professional presentations at local, state, national, and international   conferences.

Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA, 1982-2003

  • Emeritus Professor of Nursing
  • Responsible for new program development, recruitment, and student advisement.  Taught courses in medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology, leadership and management, nutrition, women’s health, and communication in health care.
  • Administration and leadership experience as Academic Dean, Department Chair, and Chair of the Faculty.
  • Recipient of the Junior Faculty Teaching Award - 1989
  • Nominated for the Senior Faculty Teaching Award - 2003

Breast Health Center, Williamsport, PA, 2001-2003

  • Financial Director
  • Established and managed all finances for new health care facility.

Niagara University, Niagara, NY, 1979-1981

  • Instructor of Nursing
  • Responsible for lecture and clinical supervision in medical-surgical nursing.

United States Army, 1974-1979

  • Captain in the Army Nurse Corps
  • Clinical experience in all area of medical-surgical nursing.
  • Leadership and management experience as Head Nurse and Supervisor.
  • Instrumental in designing and planning new coronary care unit.  Wrote all policies and procedures for the new unit.
  • Received the Army Commendation Medal.




Author of more than 95 professional publications in peer review journals.
Co-author of 29 books on laboratory and diagnostic testing. Books are number one and two in their competitive market.

Pagana, KD & Pagana, TJ (2017). Mosby’s diagnostic and laboratory test reference, 13th ed, St. Louis: Mosby Publishing Co. Translations in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Polish, Greek, and Chinese.   [Reviewed on and]

Pagana, KD & Pagana, TJ (2018). Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and lab tests,
6th edition, St. Louis:  Mosby Elsevier Publishing Co.

Pagana, K (2006).  Bread, Butter, & Beyond:  Dining Etiquette, Williamsport:  LAYCO Publishing Co.

Contributor to Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul: A Second Dose. 2007

Pagana, KD (2015).  The Nurse’s Etiquette Advantage:  How Professional Etiquette Can Advance Your Nursing Career 2nd Ed.. Indianapolis, IN:  Sigma Theta Tau International. [AJN Book of the Year Award, 2015]

Pagana, KD (2011). The Nurse’s Communication Advantage: How Business-Savvy Communication Can Advance Your Nursing Career. Indianappolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.


Additional Professional Activities

Member of Editorial Review Board of journal, Nurse Educator 1990 - 2015.

Member of Peer Review Panel of AORN Journal 2007 - 2015.

Web Resources Editor for Nurse Editor: Exciting Sites for Nurse Educators, 1997-2000.

Member of Board of Directors at Susquehanna Health System 1992 - 2016.

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