Nursing Faculty & Staff

Anne M. Fink, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Education Background 

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
           Villanova University, Villanova, PA

  • Master of Science in Nursing
           DeSales University, Center Valley, PA

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
           Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Associations:

  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing
  • National League for Nursing
  • Pennsylvania League for Nursing
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • American Association of University Professors

Representative Courses Taught: 

Undergraduate Program

  • NUR 201 – Foundations of Professional Nursing I (Nursing Fundamentals)
  • NUR 205 – Foundations of Professional Nursing II (Medical-Surgical Nursing)
  • NUR 309 – Nursing and Human Responses I (Maternity Care)
  • NUR 313 – Nursing and Human Responses II (Behavioral Health & Chronic Illness)

RN-BSN Program

  • NUR 312 – Transcultural Nursing
  • NUR 320 - Nursing Informatics

Master of Science in Nursing Program

  • NUR 630 – Measuring Educational Outcomes

Selected Publications: 

  • Fink, A. M.  (2009).  Toward a new definition of health disparity: A concept analysis.  Journal of Transcultural Nursing 20(4), 349-357. 
  • Fink, A. M.  (2011).  Early hospital discharge in maternal and newborn care.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 40(2), 149-156

Selected Presentations: 

  • "Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Nursing "The Wolf" Podium presentation. Community presentation sponsored by The Alumni Association of The Reading Hospital School of Nursing, Reading, PA, May 2011.
  • “Concept Analysis in Nursing” Podium presentation.  Alvernia University Nursing Scholarship Day , Reading, PA on April 7, 2009.
  • “Toward a New Definition of Health Disparity: A Concept Analysis” Poster presentation.  Villanova University College of Nursing’s Annual Research Day: The Many Faces of Nursing Research on April 1, 2008 and Annual Jean Brown Excellence in Nursing Conference: Investigating Studies in Nursing, Immaculata University, April 4, 2009.   
  • Atlas.ti Qualitative Data Management Software Training.  Podium Presentation.  Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Program, Alvernia University, Reading, PA in May, 2008 and two in September, 2008.
  • “A Concept Analysis of Health Disparity” Poster presentation.  Eastern Nursing Research Society meeting in Philadelphia, PA, March, 2008.
  • Panel member “The Nature of Doctoral Education in Nursing” Villanova University, Villanova, PA in June, 2005, and June, 2006.

Selected Professional Service Activities:

  • Item Writer for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), May 22-25, 2007.   

Research Interests

  • Completed a pilot study on “Postpartum Information Needs of New Mothers” (Quantitative)
  • Completed a study on examining “Puerto Rican New Mothers’ Self-Reports of Postpartum Infant and Self-Care Knowledge Acquisition (Qualitative)

Areas of Interest Not Identified Above:

  • Pediatrics, Community health, Hospice
  • Environmental health

Contact Information

Anne Fink, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing

     Bernardine Hall, Room 116A
     Phone: 610.796.8304