Nursing

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN): 182.0 credits

About the Program

The BS in Nursing (BSN) is a full-time, five year program. This program offers three paid, six-month cooperative education experiences. There is also a full-time, four-year option with one, 6 month co-op experience in the 3rd year of studyStudents graduate with a bachelor of science in nursing and eligibility to sit for the RN licensure examination.

The BS in nursing degree is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Drexel’s nursing curriculum is built to respond to the rapidly changing health care system, as well as to student's needs. Graduates of the baccalaureate program will be prepared to:

  • Utilize the growing compendium of knowledge and information sources from nursing and other disciplines to learn, teach, heal the sick, and conserve health.

  • Contribute to the profession by sharing knowledge and skills with clients, peers, and other professionals in a variety of methods.

  • Utilize multiple technologies that access and manage information to guide professional practice.

  • Participate in culturally sensitive health promotion activities that contribute to the community’s health and wellness.

  • Participate in ongoing educational activities related to personal growth, professional practice, and community service.

  • Apply knowledge and skills appropriate to their selected areas of career clinical practice.

  • Develop personal potential for leadership in a changing health care environment.

  • Integrate ethical concepts and principles, The Code of Ethics for Nurses, and professional standards into practice within professional, academic, and community settings.

  • Utilize critical-thinking skills to improve the health outcomes of patients, families, and communities across the continuum of care.

A BSN is awarded at the completion of the program.

For more information about the BSN with Co-Op option at Drexel, visit the Nursing Co-Op Program page.

Degree Requirements 

General requirements
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience2.0
English Sequence
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
Biology/Nutrition courses
BIO 226Microbiology for Health Professionals5.0
NFS 220Normal & Lifespan Nutrition4.0
NFS 315Nutrition in Chronic Disease4.0
Chemistry courses
CHEM 108Health Chemistry I3.0
CHEM 103General Chemistry III5.0
Humanities and Social Science courses
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
PSY 120Developmental Psychology3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
SOC 125Sociology of Aging *3.0
PHIL 251Ethics3.0
or PHIL 321 Biomedical Ethics
Humanities elective3.0
Social science elective3.0
Mathematics/Computing/Data Analysis courses
INFO 204Nursing Informatics3.0
MATH 108Mathematics for Nursing Professionals3.0
PSY 364Computer-Assisted Data Analysis I *3.0
Anatomy courses
ANAT 101Anatomy & Physiology I5.0
ANAT 102Anatomy & Physiology II5.0
ANAT 103Anatomy & Physiology III5.0
Nursing courses
NURS 110Essentials of Relationship-Based Professional Nursing Practice4.0
NURS 112Relationship-Based Health Assessment & Promotion5.0
NURS 200Principles of Nursing Practice6.0
NURS 300Comprehensive Adult Nursing I6.0
NURS 301Pharmacology for Nursing I3.0
NURS 303Women's Health Nursing6.0
NURS 304Nursing of Children6.0
NURS 305Comprehensive Adult Nursing II6.0
NURS 306Pharmacology for Nursing II3.0
NURS 308Mental Health Nursing6.0
NURS 330 [WI] Research Basis of Nursing4.0
NURS 337 [WI] Genetics in Nursing and Health3.0
NURS 339Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 350Independent Study in Nursing1.0
NURS 388Nursing Case Study I1.0
NURS 400 [WI] Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurship in Nursing3.0
NURS 401Comprehensive Adult Nursing III6.0
NURS 403Community Public Health Nursing6.0
NURS 450Contemporary Gerontological Nursing6.0
NURS 488Nursing Case Study II1.0
NURS 489Synthesis of Nursing Knowledge4.0
NURS 490Senior Project in Nursing3.0
NURS 492Senior Seminar in Nursing3.0
Nursing elective **3.0
Free Electives
2 Free electives6.0
Total Credits185.0

*

Or acceptable alternative course, as determined by the student's Academic Advisor.

**

Nursing electives include either NURS 480, NURS 481, NURS 482, or NURS 336.



Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plans of Study 

BS in Nursing: Co-op Experience Track "A"

Term 1Credits
ANAT 101Anatomy & Physiology I5.0
CHEM 108Health Chemistry I3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ANAT 102Anatomy & Physiology II5.0
CHEM 103General Chemistry III5.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
MATH 108Mathematics for Nursing Professionals3.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
ANAT 103Anatomy & Physiology III5.0
BIO 226Microbiology for Health Professionals5.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
NURS 110Essentials of Relationship-Based Professional Nursing Practice4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 4
INFO 204Nursing Informatics3.0
NURS 112Relationship-Based Health Assessment & Promotion5.0
NURS 200Principles of Nursing Practice6.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 5
NFS 220Normal & Lifespan Nutrition4.0
NURS 300Comprehensive Adult Nursing I6.0
NURS 301Pharmacology for Nursing I3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
NURS 308Mental Health Nursing6.0
NURS 337 [WI] Genetics in Nursing and Health3.0
NURS 339Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 388Nursing Case Study I1.0
PSY 120Developmental Psychology3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
NFS 315Nutrition in Chronic Disease4.0
NURS 305Comprehensive Adult Nursing II6.0
NURS 306Pharmacology for Nursing II3.0
NURS 488Nursing Case Study II1.0
SOC 125Sociology of Aging3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 8
NURS 303Women's Health Nursing6.0
PSY 364Computer-Assisted Data Analysis I3.0
PHIL 321
or HSAD 210
Biomedical Ethics
Health-Care Ethics I
3.0
Social Science Elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
NURS 304Nursing of Children6.0
NURS 400 [WI] Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurship in Nursing3.0
Free Elective 3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 10
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
NURS 330 [WI] Research Basis of Nursing4.0
NURS 401Comprehensive Adult Nursing III6.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Introduction to Complementary & Integrative Therapies 
Dimensions of Human Sexuality in Health & Illness 
Cultural Dimensions of Nursing Care 
Issues & Resolutions in End of Life Care 
 Term Credits17.0
Term 11
NURS 403Community Public Health Nursing6.0
NURS 489Synthesis of Nursing Knowledge4.0
Humanities Elective 3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
NURS 350Independent Study in Nursing1.0
NURS 450Contemporary Gerontological Nursing6.0
NURS 492Senior Seminar in Nursing3.0
Free Elective 3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 182.0

BS in Nursing: Co-op Experience Track "B"

Term 1Credits
ANAT 101Anatomy & Physiology I5.0
CHEM 108Health Chemistry I3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ANAT 102Anatomy & Physiology II5.0
CHEM 103General Chemistry III5.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
MATH 108Mathematics for Nursing Professionals3.0
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
ANAT 103Anatomy & Physiology III5.0
BIO 226Microbiology for Health Professionals5.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
NURS 110Essentials of Relationship-Based Professional Nursing Practice4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 4
INFO 204Nursing Informatics3.0
NURS 112Relationship-Based Health Assessment & Promotion5.0
NURS 200Principles of Nursing Practice6.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 5
NFS 220Normal & Lifespan Nutrition4.0
NURS 300Comprehensive Adult Nursing I6.0
NURS 301Pharmacology for Nursing I3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
NURS 308Mental Health Nursing6.0
NURS 337 [WI] Genetics in Nursing and Health3.0
NURS 339Pathophysiology3.0
PSY 120Developmental Psychology3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
NFS 315Nutrition in Chronic Disease4.0
NURS 305Comprehensive Adult Nursing II6.0
NURS 306Pharmacology for Nursing II3.0
NURS 388Nursing Case Study I1.0
SOC 125Sociology of Aging3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 8
NURS 303Women's Health Nursing6.0
PSY 364Computer-Assisted Data Analysis I3.0
PHIL 321
or 251
Biomedical Ethics
Ethics
3.0
Social Science Elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 9
NURS 304Nursing of Children6.0
NURS 400 [WI] Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurship in Nursing3.0
NURS 488Nursing Case Study II1.0
Free Elective 3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 10
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
NURS 330 [WI] Research Basis of Nursing4.0
NURS 401Comprehensive Adult Nursing III6.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Introduction to Complementary & Integrative Therapies 
Dimensions of Human Sexuality in Health & Illness 
Cultural Dimensions of Nursing Care 
Issues & Resolutions in End of Life Care 
 Term Credits17.0
Term 11
NURS 403Community Public Health Nursing6.0
NURS 489Synthesis of Nursing Knowledge4.0
Humanities Elective 3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
NURS 350Independent Study in Nursing1.0
NURS 450Contemporary Gerontological Nursing6.0
NURS 492Senior Seminar in Nursing3.0
Free Elective 3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 182.0

About the Co-op

Co-operative education was designed to provide students with real-world experience in a variety of professional settings before graduation. Co-op integrates full-time work experience in the student's field of study throughout the academic program. The College of Nursing and Health Professions co-op program is one of only two of its kind in the nation.

The nursing co-op provides students with 18 months of co-operative education in addition to the traditional clinical educational experiences.

Through co-op, students will have the opportunity to learn the role of the nurse and unlicensed assistive personnel as well as other daily professional, political, and social issues in a work environment. Both before and during co-op students will receive instruction on career management and professional development skills, such as résumé writing, job searches, interviewing skills, maintaining a career portfolio, negotiating salary, and professional. The clinical background students gain from co-op, coupled with a knowledge of career management, makes the Drexel option a value-added model of nursing education.

Co-op Descriptions

First Experience
Co-op I: Nursing in Contemporary Health Networks
Students will have co-operative education experiences in managed care settings, pharmaceutical companies, and other non-traditional healthcare work environments where nurses and nursing can effect change. Students will either work under the direction of a professional nurse or another health care professional with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree. Students will not perform any basic nursing skills in this role.

Second Experience
Co-op II: Acute and Chronic Health and Illness
Students on the 4-year track participate in Co-Op II, an education experience in the traditional health care environment that emphasize the delivery of nursing care to adults and adolescents with acute and chronic illnesses. The majority of placements will be in general and specialty medical-surgical units. Students will function in the role as an unlicensed assistive person and their job description will be modeled similarly to unlicensed assistive personnel or nursing externs.

Third Experience
Co-op III: Specialty Nursing Concentration
Students will have co-operative education experiences in a specialty area of their choice which will build upon their previous clinical courses and work experiences. For example, students may elect to specialize in labor and delivery, critical care, or return to work for a pharmaceutical or managed care company. Selection of content area for the Co-op III site will be made by each student in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor. Students will be given a suggested reading list and texts to be used for supplemental reading and learning for the specialty co-op area. Students will function in the role as an unlicensed assistive person and their job description will be modeled similarly to the role of unlicensed assistive personnel or nursing externs.

Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) BSN

About the Program

Drexel University offers the Accelerated Career Entry Option, a one-year intensive nursing program for students who already have bachelor’s or graduate degrees. The program is ideal for working adults or college graduates who want to change careers and earn a new degree in one year. This innovative program is geared to students who will benefit from intense education in nursing science rather than the traditional program, which takes three or four years.

Like their counterparts in the traditional baccalaureate nursing program, graduates of the accelerated program emerge with a set of skills that will serve them well in their chosen profession. Our graduates:

  • Utilize the growing compendium of knowledge and information sources from nursing and other disciplines to learn, teach, heal the sick, and conserve health.
  • Contribute to the profession by sharing knowledge and skills with clients, peers, and other professionals in a variety of methods.
  • Utilize multiple technologies that access and manage information to guide professional practice.
  • Participate in culturally sensitive health promotion activities that contribute to the community’s health and wellness.
  • Participate in ongoing educational activities related to personal growth, professional practice, and community service.
  • Apply knowledge and skills appropriate to their selected areas of career clinical practice.
  • Develop personal potential for leadership in a changing health care environment.
  • Integrate ethical concepts and principles, The Code of Ethics for Nurses, and professional standards into practice within professional, academic, and community settings.
  • Utilize critical-thinking skills to improve the health outcomes of patients, families, and communities across the continuum of care.

Admission requirements/Prerequisites

Candidates for admission must be college graduates with a 3.0 overall GPA or a 3.0 GPA in their most-recent 60 semester hours of coursework completed. Admitted students must complete all prerequisites before continuing with the program.  Applicants whose native language is not English and/or were born outside of the United States are required to take both the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and the TSE (Test of Spoken English) and achieve a passing score in each.

Prerequisites

Effective for the academic term 201335 and beyond, the following 8 courses, in semester terms, are prerequisites for the ACE program:

Chemistry with lab4.0
Developmental Psychology3.0
Anatomy with lab *4.0
Physiology with lab *4.0
Microbiology with lab *4.0
Human Nutrition3.0
Statistics3.0
English3.0

*

The anatomy, physiology, and microbiology courses must have been taken within five years of beginning the program.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
NURS 110Essentials of Relationship-Based Professional Nursing Practice4.0
NURS 112Relationship-Based Health Assessment & Promotion5.0
NURS 200Principles of Nursing Practice6.0
NURS 204Nursing Informatics3.0
NURS 300Comprehensive Adult Nursing I6.0
NURS 301Pharmacology for Nursing I3.0
NURS 303Women's Health Nursing6.0
NURS 304Nursing of Children6.0
NURS 305Comprehensive Adult Nursing II6.0
NURS 306Pharmacology for Nursing II3.0
NURS 308Mental Health Nursing6.0
NURS 330 [WI] Research Basis of Nursing4.0
NURS 337 [WI] Genetics in Nursing and Health3.0
NURS 339Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 400 [WI] Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurship in Nursing3.0
NURS 401Comprehensive Adult Nursing III6.0
NURS 403Community Public Health Nursing6.0
NURS 450Contemporary Gerontological Nursing6.0
NURS 492Senior Seminar in Nursing3.0
Total Credits88.0

RN/BSN Completion Program

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN): 180.0 quarter credits (for Registered Nurses)

The RN/BSN Completion program is an option for nurses from associate degree and diploma nursing programs looking to complete the bachelor of science degree in nursing.

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program continues the education of registered nurses to prepare them for the rapidly changing health care environment. Core courses prepare the graduate for population-based cases and the managed care environment. Support courses, electives, and study in an area of the student’s choosing build on foundational educational experiences to facilitate the examination of critical issues from a variety of perspectives.

A BSN is awarded at the completion of the program. Qualified students are encouraged to submatriculate in the MSN program (RN/BSN/MSN pathway) while enrolled in the BSN program.

For more information about this completion program at Drexel, visit the RN/BSN Completion Program page.

Admission Requirements/Prerequisites

Admission Requirements

  • RN licensure (provisional acceptance will generally be offered pending successful completion of the NCLEX-RN examination)
  • Official college transcripts
  • College grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • High school degree or equivalent

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in nursing program, students must have completed 60.0 semester hours (90.0 quarter credits) of college prerequisites, as follows, with a grade of C or better. Students may transfer in up to 90.0 credits. Remaining credits will be evaluated on an individual basis. To graduate, students must have completed 180.0 credits.

The require 60.0 semester hours include:

English (includes one semester of composition)6.0
Humanities (studio courses not acceptable)3.0
Anatomy and Physiology8.0
Microbiology4.0
Sociology3.0
Growth and Development3.0
Psychology3.0
Nursing30.0
Total Credits60.0

 

Graduates of National League for Nursing (NLN)-accredited associate or diploma nursing programs who meet the criteria of the Pennsylvania Nursing Articulation Model will receive credit for 30 semester hours of nursing, which may be applied toward the program entrance requirements.

Degree Requirements

The College of Nursing and Health Professions faculty uses a variety of teaching and learning methods to facilitate the achievement of a student’s personal objectives. Most courses incorporate e-mail and Internet assignments as well as a variety of innovative, active learning assignments. Courses are offered in several stimulating educational formats, including in an online format.

First Tier
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
Humanities3.0
Sociology3.0
Psychology3.0
Growth and Development3.0
Anatomy6.0
Physiology6.0
Microbiology6.0
Free electives6.0
Nursing (validated quarter transfer credits)45.0
Second Tier
Computer Science or Communications elective (Public Speaking)3.0
Statistics4.0
Economics4.0
Ethics4.0
Social Science elective3.0
Science elective6.0
Advanced Physiology or Pharmacology or Pathophysiology5.0
Free electives12.0
Level One Courses
INFO 404Nursing Informatics for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion3.0
NURS 324Intro to Online Learning:Tools for Success3.0
NURS 325 [WI] Critical Issues in Nursing3.0
NURS 340Transformational Leadership3.0
NURS 346Health Assessment6.0
Level Two Courses
NURS 330 [WI] Research Basis of Nursing4.0
NURS 337 [WI] Genetics in Nursing and Health3.0
NURS 370Issues in Aging and Longevity4.0
NURS 375Nurses Building a Healthy Community6.0
Level Three Courses
NURS 460Global Health & Policy Issues6.0
NURS 462Science, Technology and Health3.0
NURS 465Senior Thesis in Nursing3.0

*

RN/BSN Online Distance-Learning students will have clinical placements at sites convenient to them.


Accelerated RN/BSN/MSN

The RN-BSN-MSN Option is a pathway for students who are currently in the Drexel RN to BSN completion program and are interested in continuing their studies to pursue the MSN.

Admission

For the following tracks, students submit an application to the MSN program in the final term of BSN study:

  • MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty Role
  • MSN in Clinical Trials
  • MSN in Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN in Leadership in Health Systems Management
  • MSN in Innovation & Intra/Entrepreneurship for Advanced Practice Nursing.

Students interested in either the Nurse Anesthesia program or Nurse Practitioner programs may opt for an accelerated option. The following Nurse Practitioner tracks are available:

For both the Nurse Anesthesia and the Nurse Practitioner programs, students submit an application when close to completing their BSN degrees. The BSN students must meet the admission requirements for the MSN program. Specific admission criteria are outlined on the Admission Requirements RN to BSN to MSN Option page.

Students may not register for graduate courses until they are accepted in the program. Additional information is available on the RN-BSN-MSN program page.

Student in any of the MSN Nurse practitioner tracks may be admitted from any state, except New York. In addition, students taking an online course with a clinical component or practicum cannot do the clinical or practicum portion of the course within the state of Maryland at this time. If a student is a licensed registered nurse in Maryland, the student may complete a clinical or practicum in Virginia and/or Delaware, which share a nurse compact licensure with Maryland. Drexel University is in the process of applying for a certificate of approval to operate in Maryland.

Clinical Affiliations

Clinical Placement Sites

The Undergraduate Nursing Programs have an extensive network of clinical placement sites, including:

11th Street Family Health Services
Abington Memorial Hospital
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Belmont Center
Bryn Mawr Hospital
Paoli Hospital
Camden County Department of Health and Human Services
Camden County Health Services Center
Cooper University Hospital
Chandler Hall
Chestnut Hill Hospital
CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Christiana Care (Wilmingon Hospital)
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Deer Meadows
Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Devereaux Children's Behavioral Health Center
Doylestown Hospital
Evangelical Manor
Fairmount Behavioral Health
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Frankford Health Care System
Friends Hospital
Gray Manor
Grandview Hospital
Girard Medical Center
Hahnemann University Hospital
Heritage Church
Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center
Horizon House
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Temple Children's Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Kennedy Memorial Hospital
Kirkbride Center
Landsdale Hospital (Abington Health)
Lankenau Hospital
Livengrin Foundation, Inc. Lourdes Medical Center
Methodist Hospital
Moss Rehab - AEMC
Mother Bachman Maternity Center
Nazareth Hospital
NJ Monroe Township Schools
NJ Winslow Township Schools
NJ Black Horse School District
North City Congress (N. Broad Senior Center)
Northeastern Hospital
Our Brother's Place
Our Lady of Lourdes
Pennsylvania Hospital
Paul's Run
Peter Becker Community
Philadelphia School District
Presbyterian Medical Center
Riddle Memorial Hospital
Riverside Care
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
St. Francis Hospital
St. John's Hospice
St. Joseph's Manor
Shriners Hospital for Children
SPIN, Inc. Temple University Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Underwood Memorial Hospital
Veteran's Haven
Village of Arts and Humanities
Virtua health (Vorhees, Marlton, Memorial)
Watermark

*

RN/BSN Online Distance-Learning students will have clinical placements at sites convenient to them.


Nursing Faculty

Lisa B. Aiello-Laws, RN, MSN, AOCNS, APN-C (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Adult oncology and cancer genetics.
Scott D. Alcott, MSN (Drexel University ). Assistant Clinical Professor. Nursing informatics, leadership, technology, and on-line learning.
Kristen Altdoerffer, MSN, CRNP, BSN, RN (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Pediatric and adolescent nursing.
Barbara Amendolia, DrNP, NNP, APN-BC (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Neonatology, specifically feeding difficulties and respiratory diseases of the newborn.
Katherine Kaby Anselmi, PhD, JD, CRNP (University of Pennsylvania) Assistant Dean of Accreditation/Regulatory Affairs & Online Innovation . Associate Clinical Professor. Nursing, law, family nurse practitioner, women's health nurse practitioner.
Lew Bennett, CRNA, MSN (Temple University) Chair, Nurse Anesthesia Department. Assistant Clinical Professor. Clinical and didactic education of nurse anesthesia students.
Suzan Blacher, MSN, CARN, CCIT (Drexel University) RN-BSN Program. Assistant Clinical Professor.
Joan Rosen Bloch, PhD, CRNP (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Professor. Maternal and infant health outcomes with a particular focus on racial and ethnic perinatal health disparities.
Susan M. Burke, PhD, RN, CPNP-BC (The Catholic University of America). Associate Clinical Professor. Pediatric primary care, health disparities in children, families under stress, children with special health care needs transitioning to adulthood.
Barbara Celia, MSN, EdD (University of Pennsylvania; Rutgers University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Pain management and access to health care.
Paul Thomas Clements, RN (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Forensic, child, adolescent and family mental health nursing.
Jennifer Coates, MSN, MBA, CRNP, BC (The University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Critical care nurse practitioner.
Ferne Cohen, CRNA, EdD (Drexel University) Associate Chair, Nurse Anesthesia Department. Assistant Clinical Professor. Clinical and didactic education of nurse anesthesia students.
John T. Cornele, MSN, RN, CNE, EMT-P (Drexel University) Director CICSP. Instructor. Airway management, nursing and paramedic educational issues, PDA implementation topics, simulation development, use of standardized patients and the art and science of moulage.
Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN (Drexel University; Wayne State University) Chair, MSN Department. Clinical Professor. Environmental justice, community and public health instructional technology, distance learning, mobile learning, informatics.
Linda Dayer-Berenson, PhD, MSN, CRNP, CNE, FAANP (Rutgers University - formally UMDNJ-SHRP). Associate Clinical Professor. Adult health, pharmacology, cultural competence and pain management.
Diane DePew, DSN, RN (University of Alabama, Birmingham). Assistant Clinical Professor. Evaluation, competency, test development and item writing, continuing education, accreditation, educational design, leadership management.
Jill Derstine, EdD, RN, FAAN (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Nursing education and rehabilitation nursing.
Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, MSN, BSN, CNSC (New York University, School of Education, Division of Nursing). Associate Professor. Nutrition and surgical recovery to improve the care of older adults undergoing surgery; nutrition assessment, inflammation, and health outcomes.
Gloria Donnelly, PhD (Bryn Mawr College) Dean of the College of Nursing & Health Professions. Professor. Nursing education and a variety of mental health topics including assertiveness, stress and change.
Jane Donovan, MSN, RNC (Villanova University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Women’s health
H. Michael Dreher, PhD, RN, FAAN (Widener University). Professor. Sleep, sleep in HIV illness, practice knowledge development, legal issues in nursing education.
Brian Fasolka, MSN, RN, CEN (DeSales University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Emergency nursing, adult health nursing, and nursing education.
Theresa Fay-Hillier, RN, MSN (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Child, adolescent and family mental health nursing.
Kathleen Fisher, PhD, CRNP (Pennsylvania State University). Associate Clinical Professor. Health care for vulnerable populations, decision making in vulnerable populations (i.e. individuals with intellectual disability.)
Alecia Schneider Fox, PhD (Candidate) (Widener University) Senior Director Nursing Faculty Affairs and Clinical Education. Assistant Clinical Professor. Emergency, critical care, trauma, organ transplant and advanced nursing practice. Serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Drexel Chapter of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania.
Sandra A. Friedman, MSN, CNM (Yale University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Interdisciplinary team simulation and debriefing, health assessment and health promotion, nurse midwifery with specialty in adolescent health, nurse managed health center administration.
Mary Gallagher-Gordon, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE (Drexel University) Senior Director of Contracts, Compliance and Academic Community Initiatives. Assistant Clinical Professor. Informatics, patient safety and nursing education, NCLEX review.
Ellen Giarelli, EdD, CRNP (University of Pennsylvania; Rutgers University) Director of Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program in the Integrated Nusing Care of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Associate Professor. Genetic/genomic nursing care, self-management of chronic disorders, autism spectrum disorder.
Karen Goldschmidt, MSN, RNC (Wilmington University) Department Chair, RN-BSN Completion Department . Assistant Clinical Professor. Professional issues, nursing education, staff development, scholarly writing.
Maureen Gonzales, MSN, CRNP (University of Pennsylvania) Public Health Nurse. Assistant Clinical Professor. Women's health.
Elizabeth Gonzalez, PhD, PMHCNS-BC (New York University) Department Chair, Doctoral Nursing Program . Associate Clinical Professor. Chronic stress, geropsychiatry, depression among the elderly, minority health issues and cross-cultural research among family caregivers of relatives with Alzheimer`s disease.
Mary K. Green, MSN, RN, BC (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Community public health nursing, maternal child health nursing.
Donna Gribbin, RN, DNP, CNE (Duquesne University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Medical-surgical nursing, simulation, nursing education.
Cynthia Hambach, MSN, RN, CCRN (Widener University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Critical care nursing.
Elizabeth Hammond-Ritschard, RN, MSN (Cedar Crest College). Assistant Clinical Professor. Adult health nursing, nursing education.
Thomas L. Hardie, EdD, RN, PMHCNS-BC (Columbia University, Teachers College). Associate Professor. Psychiatric nursing, cancer survivorship, treatment research outcomes in substance abuse
Margaret M. Harkins, DNP, MBE, MSN, GNP-BC (Chatham University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Gerontology, hospice/palliative care, clinical bioethics.
Angela C. Hawes, MSN, RN (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Child and family health nursing.
Karyn Holt, PhD, RN, CNM (Georgetown University; Touro University) Director of Online Quality, CNHP, Division of Nursing . Associate Clinical Professor.
Lisa Johnson, DrNP, CRNP, ACNP (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Surrogate end-of-life decision making within minority populations in the acute care setting; ethnonurishing.
Dana C. Kemery, RN, MSN (Drexel Universiy). Assistant Clinical Professor. Emergency nursing (adult and pediatric), nursing education.
Michelle Kensey, MSN, RN (University of Pennsylvania) Chair of Undergraduate Women’s Health, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist. Assistant Clinical Professor.
Priscilla Killian, MSN, RNC, MHPNP (LaSalle University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Global and public health, health promotion, disease prevention in a community setting and the integration of psychiatric and primary care services to the persistently mentally ill living in the community setting.
Cindy M. Little, PhD, WHNP, CNS (Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA). Assistant Clinical Professor. Women's health, obstetrics and clinical genetics.
Jean S. MacFadyen, PhD, RN (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Intra-Entrepreneurship in advance practice nursing, gerontology, leadership, transcultural nursing.
Mary Kay Maley, RN, MSN, APN (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey). Assistant Clinical Professor. Family health, faith community nursing, health promotion/disease prevention and mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Kimberley McClellan, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, CRNP (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Nursing, women’s health, family practice.
Pamela McGee, MSN, FNP-BC, CNE (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Medical/surgical nursing, gerontology, primary care, family nurse practitioner.
Marylou K. McHugh, RN, EdD (Teachers College; Columbia University). Associate Clinical Professor. Nursing, contemporary nursing faculty track.
Kristen McLaughlin, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Pediatric nurse practitioner.
Cheryl Mele, MSN, CRNP (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Pediatric critical care clinical specialist, pediatric nurse practitioner, acute-chronic and neonatal nurse practitioner.
Faye (Pearlman) Meloy, PhD, MSN, MBA (Drexel University) Associate Dean, Prelicensure BSN Programs. Associate Clinical Professor. Clinical practice; education; health policy and planning; community service; human resources and health care administration.
Sally K. Miller, PhD, CRNP (Walden University). Clinical Professor. Adult-gerontology primary and acute care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology.
Kymberlee Montgomery, DrNP, CRNP (Drexel University) Chair, NP Programs. Assistant Clinical Professor. Medicine, women's health nurse practitioner, education, interprofessional education.
Dana Murphy-Parker, MS, CRNP, PMHNP-BC (University of Colorado) Track Director, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program. Assistant Clinical Professor.
Louise G. Murray, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Family nurse practitioner.
Maura A. Nitka, MSN, RN, CPN, APN (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Pediatric nursing.
Carol Okupniak, MSN, RN (Thomas Jefferson University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Nursing women’s health, nursing leadership, informatics.
Jennifer Olszewski, MSN CRNP (LaSalle University) Director of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Nurse Practitioner Program. Assistant Clinical Professor. Critical care, patient safety, interdisciplinary education
Alis Kotler Panzera, DrNP, WHNP-BC, RN (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Nursing, women’s health nurse practitioner.
Carol M. Patton, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CRNP, CNE (University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health)). Associate Clinical Professor. Family nurse practitioner; health promotion/disease prevention across the life span, primary, secondary and tertiary health promotion across the lifespan; health outcomes, health policy, ethics, quality and safety initiatives, QSEN, high reliability organizations.
Cheryl Portwood, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC (University of Pennsylvania). Clinical Assistant Professor. Medical-surgical, critical care, and neonatal intensive care; distance learning; leadership management; health policy.
Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, CNM, PMHNP-BC (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Professor. Labor and delivery, midwifery, postpartum care, neonatal intensive care, improving access to care for women with postpartum depression, family psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Alice Marie Poyss, PhD, MSN (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Nursing intervention/outcome studies and nursing treatment/outcome studies; program evaluation, and effects of alternate teaching styles with student learning.
Brenda Reap-Thompson, MSN, RN (Villanova University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Adult health/nursing eduction; safety and legal issues in nursing and test development.
Mary Jean Ricci, MSN, RN, BC (University of Pennsylvania) Adjunct Faculty Coordinator. Assistant Clinical Professor. Community public health, medical-surgical nursing.
Patricia A. Riccio, PhD, RN (University of California, Los Angeles). Assistant Clinical Professor. Research methods and biostatistics.
Leland Rockstraw, PhD, RN (Drexel University) Assistant Dean, Clinical Simulation and Practice. Associate Clinical Professor. Adult orthopedic/surgical, emergency care, critical care, and trauma/surgery intensive care.
Al Rundio, Jr., PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA, BC (University of Pennsylvania) Interim Associate Dean for Advanced Practice Nursing Programs, Chair of DNP Program. Clinical Professor. Nursing graduate leadership and management track.
Jo Ann Runewicz, EdD, RN, C, MSN (Nova SE University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Gerontology, adult health and education.
Jane Greene Ryan, PhD (Widener University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Nursing women's health.
Donna Sabella, PhD, MEd, MSN, PMHNP-BC (University of Pennsylvania) Director of Global Studies. Assistant Clinical Professor. Cultural competence, human trafficking, mental health, forensic nursing, working with vulnerable populations.
Deanna Lynn Schaffer, MSN, RN, CNE, ACNS-BC (MCP Hahnemann University) Chair of the BSN Co-Op Program. Assistant Clinical Professor.
Joanne Schwartz, PhD, CRNP, CNE (Villanova University) Chair of the Accelerated BSN Department. Assistant Clinical Professor.
Joanne Serembus, EdD, RN, CCRN (Alum), CNE (Widener University). Associate Clinical Professor. Critical care nursing, adult health nursing, nursing education, curriculum development and patient safety.
Susan Solecki, MSN (Hahnemann University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Nursing women's health, adult health, and occupational health.
Ann Thiel-Barrett, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNE (Chatham University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Family health nursing.
Elizabeth Tomaszewski, DNP, CCRN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, ACNPC (Chatham University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Critical care; end of life care; advance practice nursing.
Donna Trinkaus, MSN, RN (DeSales University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Critical care nursing, adult health nursing, infection control and nursing education
AtNena Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC (University of South Alabama). Assistant Clinical Professor. Research in emergency medicine, critical care, health care administration.
Jeannine Uribe, PhD, RN (University of Pennsylvania) Community Clinical Coordinator. Assistant Clinical Professor. Public health nursing; international, professional collaboration, philanthropic health care projects, urban public health issues and caring for immigrant populations.
Roberta Waite, EdD, MSN (Widener University; University of Pennsylvania) Assistant Dean of Academic Integration and Evaluation of Community Programs. Associate Professor. Psychiatric nursing; depression and ADHD in minority adults, and the effects of adverse childhood experiences on adult health in minority adults.
Louise Ward, PhD, CRNP, CNE (Binghamton University). Associate Clinical Professor. Public health nursing.
Lori Wheeler, MSN, RN (West Chester University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Adult health nursing, community health nursing, and nursing education.
Regina Willard, MSN, RN (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Nursing, cardiology, acute care nurse practitioner.
Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE (Rutgers University) Assistant Dean for Special Projects, Simulation & CNE Accreditation. Associate Clinical Professor. Simulation informatics and technology, perianesthesia, pain management, critical care, trauma, emergency preparedness.
Virginia Wilson, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, NE-BC (Widener University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Leadership and management.
Regina Wright, MSN, CEN (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Care of the adult patient with complex health problems (medical/surgical concentration); professional role development; approaches to adult learning behaviors.
Mary Ann Zimmer, MSN, CPN (Villanova University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Pediatrics, adult medical-surgical nursing, nursing education.
Janet Zimmerman, MSN, BSN (University of Colorado). Assistant Clinical Professor. Clinical trials, nursing care of veterans.
Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANP-BC, FAAN (Widener University). Clinical Professor. Advanced practice nursing, leadership and management, nursing education, clinical nurse specialist (adult health) and adult nurse practitioner.
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