Nancy Laplante

Nancy Laplante, PhD, RN

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, RN/BSN Program

Affiliated Programs


  • PhD, Nursing Science (2007)
    Widener University (PA)
  • MSN, Community Health Nursing (2004)
    West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • BSN, Nursing (1986)
    William Paterson University of New Jersey (NJ)

About Me

I consider myself to be compassionate and caring, and strive to engage my students in respectful dialogue. Teaching is a collaborative process between students and faculty, and there is a reciprocal relationship as we all learn from each other. As an advanced holistic nurse, I incorporate self-care, self-responsibility, spirituality, and reflection in my teaching and seek to be a role model for my students.

Research Interests

My research interests include Self-care practices; The Internet of Things; Engagement in online learning.

Media Expertise

  • Holistic nursing
  • Self-care practices
  • Technology
  • Nursing image


  • Laplante, N., Laplante, P. & Voas, J. (February, 2018). Could the internet of things be used to enhance student nurses’ experiences in a disaster simulation?  Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 22(1), Retrieved from
  • Leroy, M., Laplante, N., Patterson, B., deRuyter, L. (2014). Perceptions of clinical performance differences: Bachelor of science in nursing and associate degree in nursing graduates. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 9(4), 171-174.
  • Laplante, N. (2013). Home care safety. In Perry, A.G., Potter, P. A. & Ostendorf, W.  Clinical Nursing Skills   & Techniques, 8th ed., St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Laplante, N. (2012). Becoming a holistic nurse educator. American Holistic Nurses Association eNewsletter, 11 (15).

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Associate Editor for the Journal of Holistic Nursing
The America Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), member
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, member


  • Best Paper Award for the paper A Structured Approach for Describing Healthcare Applications for Internet of Things, 2015 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, Milan, Italy (2015)
  • Awarded three Beamz interactive music systems (2012)
  • Dr. Susan Slaninka MSN Alumni Award, West Chester (2008)
  • Doctor of Nursing Science recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence (2008)


  • Nancy Laplante Leads Publication by American Holistic Nurses Association

    Nancy Laplante, director of the RN-to-BSN and RN-to-MSN program, served as chairperson on a task force to publish the American Holistic Nurses Association's (AHNA) newly revised "Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice 3rd Edition."

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