EdD, University of South Florida; MSN, Duquesne University; MA, University of South Florida

Research Interests

End-of-life issues; nursing education; competency development; caring behaviors in nursing


Dr. Proch is the director of education at Chapters Health System which specializes in post-acute care delivery including hospice care. Her experience includes working in large healthcare systems developing competencies, leadership programs, creating innovative programs that promote excellence in employees, and health promotion programs in the community. She frequently presents at conferences in regard to end-of-life issues, competency development, and curriculum development. Dr. Proch is the chairperson for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s committee for research, academia, and education. Since 2005, she has taught in Walden’s School of Nursing’s graduate program.