Leadership Center for Nursing Education Research

The Widener Leadership Center for Nursing Education Research builds on Widener’s longstanding commitment to excellence in nursing education research and the preparation of academic nurse educators through its nursing education-focused MSN and PhD in nursing programs and its designation as an NLN Center of Excellence in the Science of Nursing Education.

Because nursing education programs are the most highly enrolled of any of the U.S. health professions education programs (and nurses the most numerous of all licensed health professionals) in the United States, developing the science of nursing education (i.e., the evidence base and methods of inquiry used in nursing education research) is of prime importance to nursing students, nursing faculty, and ultimately, to the health of individuals, families, and communities.

The Leadership Center for Nursing Education Research seeks to advance the science of nursing education by conducting rigorous educational and educational-clinical research, providing expert research consulting services to constituents within the nursing and nursing education community, and offering faculty development programs for aspiring, new, and mid-career nursing education researchers.

The center is led by Darrell Spurlock, Jr. PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF and is supported by a core of School of Nursing faculty members with a passion for innovation and research in nursing education.

Contact Darrell for more information about the center's services and opportunities.