Nursing Faculty & Staff

Theresa Adams, Ph.D., RN, CSN

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Educational Background

  • Alvernia University, Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership with Community Concentration
  • The City University of New York, The College of Staten Island, Advance Certificate in Cultural Competence
  • Villanova University, MSN
  • Widener University, School Nurse Certification Program
  • Pennsylvania State University, BSN
  • St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, Diploma

 

Areas of Interest

  • School Nursing, Transcultural Nursing, Nursing History, Women’s Health
  • Interprofessional Studies, Leadership Studies

 

Representative Courses Taught

  • NUR 300 Professional Nursing Concepts & Theories
  • NUR 318 Developing Cultural Competence and Global Awareness
  • NUR 312 Transcultural Nursing
  • NUR 410 Professional Nursing V: School Nursing
  • NUR 510 School Nursing
  • NUR 490/5/RN American Nursing History
  • Seniors College: Nursing History and Navajo Culture
  • NUR 611/OT 590 Interprofessional Collaboration: Leadership Skills to Increase
    Cultural Competency

       

      Recent Publications & Presentations

          • Group podium presentation, “Connecting to Form International Partnerships for Research, Education and Practice: The New Online Transcultural Research Interest Group”, with Edith Morris, Karen Bankston, Karen Chm-Burkett, Kathie York, and Christopher Edwards, 39th Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 24-25, 2013 (International conference)
          • Poster presentation, “Heritage Highlights:  Assisting RN to BSN Students to Transfer Knowledge to Practice via Innovative Technology”, 39th Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society, October 24-25, 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico (International conference)
          • Podium presentation, “The evaluation of service-learning as an innovative strategy to enhance BSN students’ transcultural self-efficacy” for the Sigma Theta Tau International’s 24th International Nursing Research Congress in Prague, Czech Republic, July 15, 2013 (International conference)
          • Online podium presentation via the University of Cincinnati, “A Quantitative study: Evaluating Service-Learning as an Innovative Strategy to Enhance BSN Students’ Transcultural Self-Efficacy”, for the Online Transcultural Research Interest Group, May 22, 2013  (Available to an international audience)
          • Podium presentation, “Cultural Competence for Lifelong Learners” for the Reading Hospital Alumni Association in West Reading, PA April 23, 2013
          • Podium presentation entitled, “Heritage Highlights: Utilizing innovative technology to transfer knowledge to practice” at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Hot Issues Conference in St. Louis, MO April 12, 2013 (National conference)Podium presentation entitled, "The evaluation of service-learning as an innovative strategy to enhance BSN students' transcultural self-efficacy" at the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Upsilon Zeta Chapter meeting in Reading, Pa on November 8, 2012
          • Chapter reviewer for “School Nursing: A comprehensive text”, second edition, edited by J. Selekman, 2013, F. A. Davis, Philadelphia.
          • Podium presentation entitled “The evaluation of service-learning as an innovative strategy to enhance BSN students’ transcultural self-efficacy”, 38th Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society, Orlando, FL, October 20, 2012
          • “The Evaluation of service-learning as an innovative strategy to enhance BSN students’ transcultural self-efficacy” [Dissertation], published in UMI Dissertations, fall 2012
          • New York Academy of Medicine Author Night Series: “Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care”, New York, September 14, 2010, Dr. Marianne Jeffreys invited all contributing authors to speak briefly about their research during this event.
          • Contributing author to Marianne R. Jeffreys’ Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care, second edition, published by Springer Publishing Company, 2010.
          • Book Review: “How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They are Still on This Earth)”, PASNAP Examiner, spring-summer 2010.
          • Co-Presented a poster presentation with Deborah Greenawald and Kathleen Halkins entitled “ School Nurse Book Clubs: Using Literature as a Continuing Education Strategy at the PASNAP conference in Pittsburgh, April 10, 2010
          • Co-Presented a podium presentation with Deborah Greenawald and Kathleen Halkins entitled, “School Nurse Book Clubs: Using Literature as a Continuing Education Strategy” at the NASN conference in Boston, MA, June 27, 2009
          • Poster presentation entitled “Open your Eyes and Minds: Read about Diversity, Nursing History, the Image of Nursing and More! Nursing Scholarship Day at Alvernia University, April 7, 2009
          • Book Review: “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through his Son’s Addiction”, PASNAP Examiner, winter 2009
          • Book Review: “Odd Girl Out: Girls Write about Bullies, Cliques, Popularity, and Jealousy”, PASNAP Examiner, fall 2008
          • Co-Presented a PowerPoint presentation with two other doctoral students, Kathleen Ellis and Kathleen Nevel entitled, “Virtues of Humility and Authenticity in Community, Education, and Corporate Leadership” at the AFCU 2008 Franciscan Symposium, June 6, 2008
          • Co-authored peer-reviewed journal article with Deborah Greenawald: “School Nurse Book Clubs: An Innovative Strategy for Lifelong Learning”, The Journal of School Nursing, Volume 24, Number 2, April 2008
          • Article: “Listen, Learn, and Affirm: The Nursing History of a Retired School Nurse”, PASNAP The Examiner, fall 2007
          • PowerPoint Presentation at the Quest for Quality Early Care & Education Conference, October 27, 2007 entitled “Providing Culturally Sensitive Care to Children with Common Illnesses”
          • Book Review: “The Glass Castle”, PASNAP The Examiner, fall 2007
          • Poster Presentation at the NASN conference entitled “Open your Eyes and Minds: Read about Diversity, Nursing History, The Image of Nursing and More!” July 2007

Contact Information

Terri Adams

Theresa Adams
Assistant Professor of Nursing

     Nursing Resource Center 108
     Phone: 610.796.5612
     Fax: 610.796.8464
     theresa.adams@alvernia.edu




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