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Joanne Patterson, DNP, MSN, RN

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Nursing Informatics


Dr. Joanne McDougal Patterson is a nurse informaticist. Her nursing career of over fifteen years includes experience in obstetrics, gynecology, infant care and informatics. She has spent over ten years in the field of clinical informatics as an analyst, consultant and director. While earning her terminal degree, Dr. Patterson received a Fletcher Jones Foundation Scholarship and Rising Star of Scholarship designation from Brandman University and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Musco i3 Clinical Scholarly Project Innovate award; given to a DNP student whose clinical scholarly project has created an innovative solution based on technology, to change the current standard of care. Dr. Patterson's academic interests include mobile health applications (mHealth), telepsychiatry and women's mental health across the lifespan, with an emphasis in reproductive psychiatry. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. On a national level, she currently serves on the March of Dimes Maternal Child Health Equity Consortium and as an expert advisor for their health equity grant writing team.


  • DNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner , Brandman University , 2015
  • MSN, Emory University, 2004
  • BSN, Syracuse University , 1998

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