DeLisa Cofer, MSN, RN

  • Assistant Director, Accelerated Nursing

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is based on creating a learning environment where students have the ability to master course content and develop critical thinking skills, to practice as future nurses.  Students learn best through interactive teaching styles which challenges their learning and keeps them engaged.

I believe that one of my best qualities is my ability to inspire confidence in my students so that they feel comfortable and supported in the learning environment. I am a mentor and resource to offer support, words of encouragement and motivation.

Learning is not a passive process, it requires motivation, effort, and persistence. I encourage my students to enter the learning environment with a commitment to scholarship, eager to learn, and a sense of personal and professional responsibility toward achieving their educational goals.

Learning should be student - centered with emphasis on the application of knowledge, skills and attitudes in “real world scenarios” through simulation, case studies and in the clinical setting.

Research Interests

My research interests include Academic Success and Retention of the Accelerated Nursing Student and Role Transition from Clinical Nursing to Nurse Faculty.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Eta Beta Chapter


Dorothy Botdorf Award for Clinical Leadership, University of Pennsylvania (2015)