Deborah Greenawald, Ph.D., RN, PA-CSN, CNE
Associate Professor of Nursing
Dr. Deborah Greenawald is an associate professor of Nursing at Alvernia University. She is also the Pre-Licensure BSN Program Coordinator and part of the faculty advisory board of the O’Pake Institute of Ethics, Leadership and Public Service at the university.
She holds a Bachelor of Music in music education/vocal performance from Bucknell University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from George Mason University. She completed certification requirements for a Pennsylvania School Nurse in 1993. Greenawald continued her education at Widener University, attaining a Master of Science in Nursing and later a Doctorate in Nursing.
Professor Greenawald teaches courses ranging from the 200 level Foundations of Nursing, to the 600 level specialized practicum courses. She has been presenting on health related topics at the regional and national level for over a decade, with her most recent presentation featured as part of the Alvernia Lecture Series.
As a leader in her field, Professor Greenawald has been a prolific writer, having penned a number of essays and articles for publications related to her areas of study. Her research interests include reflection in nursing; the use of reflection as a teaching-learning strategy; music as a healing modality; learning styles; utilizing literature and creative arts in nursing education; and clinical simulation in nursing education.