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Tammie Calabrese

Tammie Calabrese


Assistant Clinical Professor

Undergraduate Nursing

267.359.5781 P
Three Parkway Building, 1601 Cherry Street, Room 947

Tammie Calabrese has more than 35 years of experience in clinical practice, leadership, and nursing education. As a clinical nurse, she has assumed administrative positions in long term care and perioperative services. As a nurse educator, she merges practice and content expertise to create situated meanings in the classroom to assist traditional and adult learners to bridge theory practice gaps.

Prior to joining the CNHP faculty, she was a lecturer in the School of Nursing at Widener University, adjunct faculty at Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge, CO and per diem perioperative nurse in Surgical Services at Saint Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco, CO.

Dr Calabrese is certified as a Nurse Educator through the National League for Nursing and is certified for professional achievement in perioperative nursing practice, CNOR, by the Competency and Credentialing Institute.


Tammie Calabrese is an experienced nurse educator with clinical expertise in administration, perioperative, gerontology, and community nursing.

Research Interests:

Initial research was inspired by the nursing education literature exploring the importance of perceptions, beliefs, and cognitive processes underlying learning, the prevalence of standardized examinations in nursing education, and a vision that nursing education is not a single event, but a multidimensional transition. The National League for Nursing Foundation partially funded her research. She has presented her research at the National League for Nursing (NLN), the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Elsevier, Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI), and the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) conferences.

Research topics of interest include: nursing education (teaching strategies, simulation, debrief, reflection, academic performance outcomes, standardized testing) nursing and education theory development (epistemic beliefs, learning styles, self-regulated learning), Meleis’ Transitions Theory, leadership (transformational and change).

Professional Society:

American Nurses Association (ANA), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS), National League for Nursing (NLN), Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society (STTI).