Monica Rochman

Monica F. Rochman, PhD, RN

  • Director, Executive Nurse Leadership Program
  • Assistant Professor
Media Expertise:
  • Nursing

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Nursing Business and Health Systems (2012)
    University of Michigan (MI)
  • BSN, Nursing (2005)
    University of Michigan (MI)
  • Nursing Diploma (1999)
    Ravenswood School of Nursing (IL)

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor and director for the Executive Nurse Leadership Program at Widener University School of Nursing. Before this position, I was the Program Director for Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice at ChristianaCare, providing leadership and strategic direction for nursing research and evidence-based practice. I completed my post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research. My post-doctoral research focused on the impact of nurse staffing and the nurse work environments on in-hospital cardiac arrest survival. I received a competitive American Association of Critical Care Nurses(AACN) grant to fund part of my research.

I have held clinical research, performance improvement, and emergency nursing positions. Additionally, I held an appointment at the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice from 2010-2014. The council advised the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress on policy issues related to the Title VIII programs administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Professions Division of Nursing.

Research Interests

My research interests include: missed nursing care, organizational features of nursing (nurse work environment, education, staffing), impact on patient outcomes, implementation, leadership, teamwork, nurse interruptions, incivility, and interprofessional simulation.

Media Expertise

  • Nursing Leadership
  • Nurse work environment
  • Evidence Based practice(EBP) enculturation


  • Dierkes, A.M., Do, D., Morin, H., Rochman, M.F., Sloane, D.M., McHugh, M.D. (in review). The impact of California’s staffing mandate and the economic recession on registered nurse staffing levels: a longitudinal analysis. Nursing Outlook.
  • Birkhoff, S. D., Nair, J. M., Monturo, C., Molyneaux, D., Rochman, M. F., Sawyer, A. M., & Moriarty, H. (2020). Increasing nursing research capacity: The roles and contributions of nurse scientists within healthcare systems in the Greater Philadelphia region. Applied nursing research. 55, 151288. DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2020.151288
  • McHugh, M., Rochman, M., Sloane et al., (2016). Better nurse staffing and nurse work environments associated with increased survival of in-hospital cardiac arrest patients. Medical care. 54(1): 74-80 DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000456
  • Rochman, M., et al., (2012).. Journal of nursing care quality. 27(3): 277-281. DOI: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31825734b4
  • Kalisch,B., Friese CR., Choi, SH., & Rochman, M. (2011). Hospital nurse staffing: choice of measures matters. Medical care. 49(8): 775-779. DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e318222a6df
  • Kalisch, B., Lee, H., & Rochman, M. (2010). Nursing teamwork and job satisfaction. Journal of nursing management. 18(8): 938-947 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01153.x


Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), Pennsylvania Organization for Nurse Leaders(PONL), American Nurses Association(ANA), Eastern Nursing Research Society(ENRS), Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Beta Chapter at Widener University, National League for Nursing(NLN)