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Margaret Harkins

Margaret Harkins


Assistant Clinical Professor

Division of Undergraduate Nursing
Accelerated Career Entry B.S.N. Department

267.359.5680 P
Three Parkway Building, Room 981

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' 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.


She specializes in Principles of Nursing, Health Assessment, Adult Health I, II, and III, Senior Seminar Lab , and Contemporary Gerontology courses.

Research Interests:

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.

Academic Distinctions:

Didactic Teaching Excellence (2005)
Didactic Teaching Excellence (2006)

Professional Society:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society
National Gerontological Nursing Association
Southeastern Pennsylvania League of Nursing (Recording Secretary, ‘06-‘08)
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH)