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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; and gender diversity in nursing education.

Selected Awards

  • Widener University Outstanding Researcher Award, 2012

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy, 2011-2015

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

Selected Publications

  • Patterson, B.J., & Morin, K.H. (2012). Methodological considerations for studying social processes. Nurse Researcher, 20 (1), 33–38.

  • Patterson, B.J., & Klein, J.M. (2012). Evidence for teaching: What are faculty using? Nursing Education Perspectives, 33 (4), 240–245.

  • Patterson, B.J., Krouse, A.M., & Roy, L. (2012). Student outcomes of distance learning in nursing education: An integrative review. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30 (9), 475–488.

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