Julie McCulloh Nair PhD, RN, APHN-BC, CCRE


I'm a strong proponent of mentorship and often use role modeling to facilitate professional development and career readiness for my students. I have high expectations, but provide an abundance of real world resources to help them achieve more than they thought possible. I maintain an open line of communication and ensure my availability to all of my students, advisees and alumni. I consider my faculty role to be a privilege and I'm honored to participate in both their personal and academic growth.


Year Degree School/University
2014 *Bioethics Fellow Medical University of South Carolina
2014 PhD Nursing, Vulnerable Populations Medical University of South Carolina
2009 Master of Science in Nursing West Chester University of Pennsylvania
2005 Bachelor of Science in Nursing West Chester University of Pennsylvania
2004 Nursing Diploma Reading Hospital School of Nursing
1995 Associate in Arts and Science Community College of Baltimore County


Current: RN-BSN (Post licensure) Program

Course Number Course Name
NSG 222 Transcultural Health Care Delivery
NSG 313 Applied Nursing Research. Introduction to Evidence Based Practice in addition to the foundations and principles of Nursing Research.
NSG 330 Professional Nursing Communication Strategies
NSG 334 Population and Environmental Health Nursing
NSG 335 Population Health and Environmental Health Practicum
NSG 430 Physical and Health Assessments of Diverse Populations Across the Lifespan
NSG 432 Health Information, Technology, and Quality Improvement
NSG 434 Nursing Leadership & Management in Today's Healthcare Environment
NSG 435 Nursing Leadership Practicum

Previous: Pre-licensure undergraduate program (Traditional and Accelerated students)

Course Number Course Name
NSG/NSL 411 Care of Individual in Acute Care & Behavioral Health Setting.

*Content includes medical/surgical and critical care topics, in addition to quality and safety and complementary health approaches.

**Simulation scenarios - cardiac, respiratory and trauma scenarios with focus on the critically ill client.

Newly Approved

Course Number Course Name
NSG 332 Ethics and Health Policy.


My current research focus is on health equity, including the LGBTQ+ population, medically underserved populations and nurses as a vulnerable population. Areas of investigation include nurses' experiences during COVID-19 with special focus on the changing work environment, mental health and nursing education. Additional research focus areas include nursing mentorship, telehealth, substance/alcohol misuse and wellness/prevention and education for vulnerable populations.



Date Certification
2016-present Advanced Public Health Nurse-Board Certified (APHN-BC)
2014-present Certified Clinical Research Ethics (CCRE)
2016-present Certified Reiki Master, Instructor Level
2009-present Reiki: levels I, II, III


Date Honor
2018-2019 Advisory Board Member to Delaware Governor, John Carney. Strategic direction and consultation provided towards the Opioid Crisis programs under consideration. Invited to serve on the Delaware Behavioral Health Consortium.
2017 Selected as a U.S. delegate to attend American Council on Education (ACE)/Universities UK International (UUKi) conference in London, UK to explore and develop US-UK academic partnerships.
2017 College of Health Sciences Faculty Advising Award for excellence in mentoring and advising.
2016 Selected by the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW); Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA) as a Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program Recipient.
2017 Doctoral work was utilized to develop a national joint policy paper for nurses and nursing students regarding substance abuse. The joint policy paper written by Strobbe & Crowley (2017) was released by two national nursing organizations and is further supported by the American Nurses Association.
2014 Acknowledged for significant contributions to Nursing Education Science at the Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society (2014), San Antonio, TX.


Date Grant
2020 Research funding received from ACCEL DE CTR – COVID-19 NIH Rapid Grant Cycle for COVID-19 research. Grant submitted for Facilitators and Challenges in the Adoption of a Virtual Nurse Visit in the Home Health Setting. Funding source: NIH U54GM104941 and the State of Delaware for $5,000.
2018 Scholarship funding received from Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation, Nurses for Tomorrow initiative. Grant submitted for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing scholarship funding. Total of all monies awarded for AY 2018-2019 was $41,176.
2017 Scholarship funding received from Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation, Nurses for Tomorrow initiative. Grant submitted for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral nursing scholarship funding. Total of all monies awarded for AY 2017-2018 was $68,350.
2014 Nursing Education Research Grant, awarded $1,275.00 to fund doctoral dissertation study. Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing Schools Association (PHENSA).


  • Birkhoff, S., McCulloh Nair, J., Bald, K., Frankum, T., Sanchez, S., & Salvatore, A. (2021). Facilitators and Challenges in the Adoption of a Virtual Nurse Visit in the Home Health Setting. Under review - Home Health Care Services Quarterly. Funding source: ACCEL DE CTR and the state of Delaware NIH UG4GM104941
  • McCulloh Nair, J., Birkhoff, S., Mandel, D., & Thomas, A. (2021). The Ever-Changing Work Environment During COVID-19: Nurses' Experiences in the Early Phase. Under review - Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.
  • Meehan, C., Schlamb, C., McCulloh Nair, J. (2021). Nurses' stress response during COVID-19: Identification of Symptoms and Coping Strategies. Under review - Nursing 2021.
  • McCulloh Nair, J., Waad, A., Byam, S., Mayer, M. (2021). Barriers to Care and Root Cause Analysis of LGBTQ+ Patients' Experiences. Under review - Nursing Research for Health Equity Nursing Research Series.
  • McCulloh Nair, J., Merring, P., Jones, B. & Guney, S. (2021). An Exploration of Characteristics and Behavioral Traits of DAISY Honorees and Nominees. Journal of Nursing Administration 51(1), 26-32. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000962
  • Birkhoff, S., McCulloh Nair, J., Rochman, M., Molyneaux, D., Kear, T., Moriarty, H., Monturo, C. (2020). Role of the Nurse Scientist. Special Issue: Increasing capacity for nursing research in Magnet® Institutions. Applied Nursing Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2020.151288
  • Coyne, D., Tuer, A., & McCulloh Nair, J. (2020). Novice Nurse Support Group: A Pilot Study. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 36(1), 12-32. doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000601.
  • Shady, K., McCulloh Nair, J., & Crannell, C. (2019). Lavender Aromatherapy for Hematology/Oncology Inpatients: A Feasibility Study. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 23(7). (CEU option)
  • McCulloh Nair, J. (2018). Measures of wellness in young adult college students: An integrative review. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 26(1), 28E-52E. doi:10.1891/1061-3749.26. 1.E28
  • McCulloh Nair, J., Nemeth, L., Newman, S., Sommers, M., Amella, E. (2016). Alcohol use, misuse, and abuse among nursing students: A photovoice study. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 27(1), 12-23. doi: 10.1097/JAN.0000000000000107
  • McCulloh Nair, J., Nemeth, L., Sommers, M., Newman, S. (2015). Substance abuse policy among nursing students: A scoping review. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 26(4), 166-74. doi: 10.1097/JAN.0000000000 000094
  • McCulloh Nair, J., Nemeth, L., Williams, P., Newman, S., Sommers, M. (2015). Alcohol misuse among nursing students. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 26(2), 71-80. doi: 10.1097/JAN.000000 000000070.


Date Membership
2020 - present WCU - Xi-Delta Chapter, Sigma, Research Committee Member
2020 - present WCU - Xi-Delta Chapter, Sigma, Governance Committee Member
2020 - present National RN-Baccalaureate Faculty Forum
2020 - 2022 Chair Political Action Committee, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
2018 - 2020 Secretary of the Board of Directors, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association.
2016 - 2018 Cabinet Member, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association's office of Cabinet on Nursing Practice and Professional Development.
2015 - present Member, Chester County Medical Reserve Corp
2013 - Present Member, Eastern Nursing Research Society.
2011 - Present Member, American Nurses' Association and Pennsylvania State Nurses Association.
2006 - Present Member, WCU - Xi-Delta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing.
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