Assistant Dean of Advanced Role and RN/BSN nursing programs & Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Graduate Nursing
Bellet Building, Rm. 703
Dr. Anselmi is an Associate Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean of Advanced Role and RN/BSN nursing programs. Dr. Anselmi was formerly the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Nursing & Clinical Compliance. She is a nurse-attorney admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She practiced in civil litigation representing survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking at the Barbara J. Hart Justice Center, Scranton, Pa. There she relied heavily upon her nursing skills to advocate for women and children in crisis. Dr. Anselmi has also practiced in the areas of health effects, pharmaceutical defense, personal injury, and family law. She holds a certificate in Technology Transfer, the licensing of intellectual property, from Syracuse University College of Law where she received her law degree. Dr. Anselmi received her PhD and MSN from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Anselmi’s dissertation, addressing women’s response to reproductive trauma from the Dalkon Shield IUD, was nominated Best Dissertation of the Year at the University of Pennsylvania and finalist for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation doctoral dissertation grant. Dr. Anselmi has practiced as a nurse practitioner in the areas of women’s health, primary care, family planning, and college health. She has taught graduate and undergraduate nursing for over 23 years. Dr. Anselmi developed and teaches Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Health Law in the graduate division, and Politics of Health Care in the DrNP department. She has presented on domestic violence, legal issues in nursing, and clinical compliance. She is a member of TAANA, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, Sigma Theta Tau, and a committee member of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association.