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Patti Zuzelo

Patti Zuzelo

EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANP-BC, FAAN

Clinical Professor


Fellowships:

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Graduate Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice Department
Advanced Practice Nursing

267.359.5841 P
267.359.5843 F
prz23@drexel.edu
Parkway Building, Rm 363

Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD is nationally certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Her doctorate is in higher education leadership (Widener University, 1998) and her dissertation was recognized with the Center for Education’s Dissertation of the Year award. She held a research appointment with Einstein Healthcare Network and served on its Institutional Review Board from 2002 – 2012. Zuzelo received the network’s 2005 Shared Governance Award in recognition of her evidence-based practice and research initiatives within the nursing department. Zuzelo’s research includes studies addressing moral distress, technology, caring and in-patient violence. She authored The Clinical Nurse Specialist Handbook, (2007; 2010) recognized with the 2007AJN Book of the Year Award in the Advanced Practice Nursing Category. Zuzelo has a recently authored the Indirect Care Handbook for Advanced Nursing Roles: Beyond the Bedside (in press).

Zuzelo was recognized with a 2007 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and has held academic positions that include tenured Professor of Nursing. She has been recognized with a number of awards including the 2006 Nurse Researcher Nightingale Award of Pennsylvania and several Kappa Delta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International awards in Nursing Education and Research.

Zuzelo is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She has served as President, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) and has served on several national committees and panels, including the ANCC Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist examination content expert panel, the Strategic Advisory Group for Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Phase IV, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s national Task Force on APRN Clinical Training, and the American Academy of Nursing’s LGBTQ Expert Panel. She is currently an Associate Editor for Holistic Nursing Practice.

Academic Distinctions:

Zuzelo was recognized with a 2007 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and has held positions that include tenured Professor of Nursing. She has been recognized with a number of awards including the 2006 Nurse Researcher Nightingale Award of Pennsylvania.

Professional Society:

Zuzelo is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She has served as President, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) and was the founder of the regional NACNS networking group. She has served as an appointee to the ANCC Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist examination content expert panel and served on the Strategic Advisory Group for Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Phase IV. Zuzelo currently serves on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s national Task Force on APRN Clinical Training. She is credentialed as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and an Adult Nurse Practitioner.