Nursing Department Faculty




Laurie A. Rockelli, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC                                                   Laurie-edit.jpg

Assistant Professor                                            

Office: Devilbiss Hall Office 212                           
Telephone: 410-543-6405                                                                                   
Fax: 410-548-3313

Clinical and classroom nursing instructor for undergraduate Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and Community Health Nursing.  Graduate instructor for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program.

Positions Held

Salisbury University Department of Nursing: Instructor - 2003 - Present

Lower Shore Clinic, Salisbury, MD:  Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - 2013 - present

Pine Bluff Counseling, LLC, Salisbury, MD: Private Practice 2005 - 2012

Lower Shore Clinic, Salisbury, MD: Psychotherapist 2001 2006

Maple Shade Mental Health Clinic, Mardela Springs, MD: Psychotherapist 1999 2001

Shore Health System, Dorchester General Hospital, Cambridge, MD: Staff Nurse 1997 1999

Home Health Corporation of America, Salisbury, MD: Pediatric Nurse - 1995 - 1998

Eastern Shore Hospital Center, Cambridge, MD:  Staff Nurse - 1986 1995

Honors, Membership

ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan)

ANCC Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

ANCC Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

State of Maryland Board Certified Psychotherapist

American Nurses Association

Maryland Nurses Association

Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society, Lambda Eta and Pi Chapters


Institutions Attended

2013 - Vanderbilty University - Post-Master's Certificate - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

2008 University of Maryland, Baltimore - Doctor of Philosophy - Nursing

1998 Salisbury University  - Master of Science - Nursing

1986 - Salisbury University - Bachelor of Science - Nursing

1982 - Salisbury University - Bachelor of Arts - Communication Arts


Dissertation: Coping in Post-MI Patients and Spouses/Companions at Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Thesis:  Roles of Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists on the Rural Delmarva Peninsula

Areas of Interest

*    Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

*    Adolescent Health

*    Family Support and Coping

*    Community Health