Christine A. Pariseault

Christine A. Pariseault, PhD, RN, CEN

  • Assistant Professor
Media Expertise:
  • Nursing

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Nursing Education (2019)
    Villanova University (PA)
  • MSN, Nursing Education (2002)
    University of Hartford (CT)
  • BSN, Nursing (1995)
    Villanova University (PA)

About Me

Nursing is my profession as well as a life’s calling to serve. As my career has grown as a ministry of healing and caring, my role as a nurse educator has grown into becoming a teaching scholar. The commitment to the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge serve as a core foundation to my practice. My background in emergency and medical-surgical nursing; coupled with the education to link research, theory and practice; aid me to educate nursing students. My clinical background provides me with the knowledge and expertise of nursing practice. My educational background has aided my ability to disseminate research to students to fuel their own discovery of the art and science of nursing as a ministry of healing, compassion and service.

Everyone can learn. This is the root of my personal educational philosophy. The word LEARN is an acronym for my values as a nurse educator. The L stands for love; this is a love of what I do as a nurse. This is a passion to serve others and stands as a core. E is excellence. This is striving to grow, create, improve and innovate my profession. To foster students to think and act critically as they develop themselves as nurses and global citizens. Act is A. This is to ignite passion in my students so they may be catalysts for change and that they may embrace compassion and passion for their professional development and the world population. R is for responsibility and respect. A mutual respect for the teacher/learner relationship is vital. This is a respect that each student has the potential for much growth and independent thought. Lastly, N stands for Nurturing. This is nurturing of each student’s unique self and guiding them to use their potential to serve others, advance themselves and make an impact on the world around them.

Areas of Expertise

My area of expertise include emergency nursing, medical surgical nursing, patient safety, nursing administration and nursing education. I am a certified emergency nurse.

Research Interests

My research interests include polypharmacy, older adults/older adult healthcare, nursing education, and anorexia in adolescents.

Media Expertise

  • Emergency nursing
  • Polypharmacy in older adults
  • Medical surgical nursing
  • Patient safety


  • Pariseault, C. A., Whitehouse, C. R., & O'Connor, M. (2023). Exposing Undergraduate Nursing Students to Older Adults: A Qualitative Analysis. Nursing Education Perspectives.
  • Kelly, M., Copel, L., McKeever, A., Mckay, M., Herbers, J., Knight, A., ... & Pariseault, C. (2022, May). Experiences of Parents as Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic. In NURSING RESEARCH (Vol. 71, No. 3, pp. S73-S73).
  • Copel, L. C., Lengetti, E., McKeever, A., Pariseault, C. A., & Smeltzer, S. C. (2022). An uncertain time: Clinical nurses' first impressions during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Research in Nursing & Health, 45(5), 537-548.
  • McKay, M. A., Pariseault, C. A., Whitehouse, C. R., Smith, T., & Ross, J. G. (2022). The experience of baccalaureate clinical nursing faculty transitioning to emergency remote clinical teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons for the future. Nurse Education Today, 111, 105309.
  • Pariseault, C. A., Copel, L. C., & McKay, M. A. (2022). Nurses' Experiences of Caring for Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Communication Challenges. AJN The American Journal of Nursing, 122(1), 22-30.
  • Pariseault, C, Sharts-Hopko, N., & Blunt, E. (2020). Nurse Practitioners’ Experiences of Polypharmacy in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. August 12, 2020
  • Volume Online Now - Issue - doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000484
  • Pariseault, C. (2019). An Integrative Review of Methods of Measurement of Polypharmacy. The Journal of Nursing Measurement, 27(03), 554-574.
  • Horsley, L., O’Rourke, J., Mariani, B., Doolen, J., & Pariseault, C. (2018). An Integrative Review of Interprofessional Simulation in Nursing Education. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 22, 5-12.
  • O’Rourke, J., Horsley, L., Doolen, J., Mariani, B. & Pariseault, C. (2018). An Integrative Review of Interprofessional Simulation in Nursing Practice. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 49(2), 91-96.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • Eastern Nurses Research Society
  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


  • Nursing Spectrum Gem Award Nominee
  • Independence Blue Cross Foundation Nurses for Tomorrow Scholarship
  • Villanova University- Joyce Maglione Scholarship
  • Eta Beta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau Excellence in Education Award


In the Media


  • Christine Pariseault, assistant professor of nursing, co-authored a study that explored the perceptions and experiences of nurses in clinical practice engaged in caring for patients diagnosed with COVID‐19 during the early months of the pandemic. The qualitative descriptive study published in Research in Nursing & Research addressed clinical nurses' daily struggles at the bedside while caring for patients diagnosed with COVID‐19. Analyzed findings showed five themes: navigating uncertainty, managing death and loss, acknowledging emotional responses, learning opportunities, and facing community undercurrents. The report concluded on the important of collecting and analyzing data and disseminate findings to inform the nursing profession, healthcare industry, and the public. 

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  • Christine Pariseault, assistant professor of nursing, is first author on this article entitled, “Original Research: Nurses' Experiences of Caring for Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Communication Challenges” which published in the American Journal of Nursing. This article explains the experiences of nurses caring for patients and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Policies in many hospitals have changed to fit the social requirements of social distancing and social isolation. This article further investigates the perspectives of nurses actively working with the new challenges they face.

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