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Christine M. Thomas, PhD, RN

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Christine M. Thomas, PhD, RN

Educational Background

  • BSN 1987; Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales
  • MSN. 1996; Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • PhD 2004; Widener University

Professional Interest and Research Areas

  • Prevention and Management of Cardiac and Pulmonary Disease
  • Client Education
  • Adult Health and Geriatrics
  • Pain management
  • Patient Simulation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Chris Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Nursing department. She joined the Department of Nursing in August 1998 after teaching at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Westmoreland Area Community College. She teaches junior level students. Her subject areas include adult health, geriatric assessment, prevention, care and management of cardiac and pulmonary problems, client education, pain management, and the use of high fidelity simulation in nursing education. Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Nurses Association, Pennsylvania Nurses Association, the Sigma Theta Tau, the International Nursing Honor Society. Her current research interests include high fidelity methods to increase student confidence, skills, and decision making.

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