Staff - Lannette Johnston, M.S., B.S.N., R.N.

Lannette Johnston, M.S., B.S.N., R.N.

Lynnette Johnston

Quality Improvement Coordinator

310 Nursing Sciences Building, University Park, PA 16802
Office: (814) 863-8214 Email: lmj29@psu.edu

Lannette Johnston is a leading health care professional in Central Pennsylvania with expertise in areas including acute care, home health, rural health care, emergency/pediatric/intensive care nursing, patient advocacy, healthy lifestyle coaching and community health outreach.

Johnston is a graduate of Mount Aloysius College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Health and Human Services Administration.  She is currently pursuing her Family Nurse Practitioner degree through Clarion University.

In 2009, Johnston was one of eighteen nurses selected nationally to attend and successfully complete the National Registered Nurse Patient Advocate program.  Johnston was a contributing author for the Visiting Nurses Association of America 2011 Policy and Procedure Manual and authored the chapter on Pediatric Intensive Care for the Nursing textbook, “Clinical Case Studies in Home Health.”

She is an active volunteer for numerous organizations in Central Pennsylvania.

Lannette is joining the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health as the Quality Improvement Coordinator. Her initial responsibilities will include working with the state’s Critical Access Hospitals on quality initiatives within the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP).  She also will assume responsibilities for the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Grant and be involved in rural population health initiatives in Pennsylvania.