Darlene Farren Piazza M’85 was appointed director of Nursing for Pleasant View Retirement Community.
Darlene graduated with an A.S.N. in Nursing from Mount Aloysius College (Cresson, Pa.), a B.S.N. and M.S.N. from Gwynedd-Mercy College (Gwynedd Valley, Pa.) and a Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership of Non-Profit and Public Sectors from IUP.
She has served as director of Nursing and director of Residential Services in Skilled Nursing and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Before coming to Pleasant View, she was director of Nursing at 58th Street Presbyterian Home in Philadelphia. She has also held numerous positions in the long-term care industry, including corporate manager of Quality, Regulatory, and Corporate Compliance and manager of Occupational Health. During her tenure in Acute Care, she served as a nurse manager, critical care manager, and vice president of Nursing.
In addition to her extensive experience and education, she is a licensed nursing home administrator and personal care administrator in Pennsylvania, and she holds numerous certifications in healthcare safety and occupational health.
Darlene resides in the Philadelphia area.