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barbara patterson, professor, school of nursing,

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Barbara J. Patterson PhD, ANEF


  • PhD Nursing Science 1992

    University of Rhode Island (RI)

  • NURS 814 Nursing Science III: Theory Development in Nursing

  • NURS 815 Qualitative Research I

  • NURS 822 Leadership in Nursing Education

My research interests include: leadership in nursing education; evidence-based teaching strategies; veterans in nursing education; and gender diversity in nursing education.

Selected Awards

  • Widener University Outstanding Researcher Award, 2012

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy, 2011-2017

  • National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF), 2011

Selected Publications

  • Patterson, B., & Krouse, A. (2015). Competencies for leaders in nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives, 36, 76-82.  doi:10.5480/13-1300

  • Elliott, B., & Patterson, B. (2017). Joining Forces: The status of military and veteran healthcare in nursing curricula. Journal of Professional Nursing, 33, 145-152. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2016.06.006    

  • Patterson, B., & Krouse, A.M. (Eds.). (2017). Scientific inquiry in nursing education: Advancing the science. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 

National League for Nursing (NLN), Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Phi Kappa Phi, and American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN)