Patty M. Vari, Ph.D.

Program Director MSN Program
(540) 985-8532

Dr. Patty Vari is a doctorally prepared Registered Nurse with a Masters in Parent/Child Nursing and a PhD in Higher Education. She has worked at developing Interprofessional Education (IPE) curriculum at the University of North Dakota, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. As director of the MSN program she has taught students obtaining the Clinical Nurse Educator degree and soon will be teaching students in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. She has had diverse clinical roles, most recently as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Arriving at Jefferson College in 2008, she has continued her research program in IPE and breastfeeding.

B.S.N., University of Kentucky
M.S., University of North Dakota
Ph.D., University of North Dakota