Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Undergraduate Nursing
Accelerated Career Entry B.S.N. Department
Bellet Building, Rm. 1229
Margaret M. Harkins, DNP, MBE, GNP-BC, RN-BC, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions where she has been teaching for over ten years. Dr. Harkins' education background includes an Associate Degree in Nursing from Community College of Philadelphia, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Temple University, a Master of Science in Nursing (geriatric nurse practitioner) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Chatham University. Professor Harkins also holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Bioethics from Albany Medical College and is currently a clinical bioethics nurse consultant for Hahnemann University's Ethics Committee. Primary evidence-based practice/research focus includes gerontology and hospice/palliative care. Doctoral research/evidence-based capstone was focused on: Exploring the use of simulation as a teaching strategy to improve clinical judgment of undergraduate nursing students when managing pain at end-of-life. Dr. Harkins' nursing career has included practice areas in the progressive care unit, medical/surgical nursing, home care, long term care, school nursing, legal nurse consulting and hospice/palliative care. Dr. Harkins currently practices as a geriatric nurse practitioner in home health care.