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Nadeerah Coles, EdD, MSN, RN

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Nadeerah Coles


Assistant Clinical Professor
Undergraduate Nursing

Nadeerah Coles, EdD, MSN, RN is an assistant clinical professor for the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) at Drexel University in the undergraduate nursing programs. Dr. Coles joined CNHP as an adjunct professor in 2016, transitioning into full-time faculty in 2020. She began her nursing journey in 2003 working in various acute care and community health settings including: telemetry, medical-surgical, emergency medicine, home care, outpatient triage, long term care and rehab resident care coordinator, staff development, infection preventionist, veterans health administration, inpatient triage, education and nursing administrative supervisor. She has taught in higher education since 2011, teaching in undergraduate nursing programs, RN-BSN program, allied health and distance learning. She remains in clinical practice with Penn Medicine as a nursing administrative supervisor and internal triage nurse.

Academic Distinctions

  • Inducted in Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – Omicron Gamma Chapter, Wilmington University 2012
  • Inducted into Delta Epsilon Rho Honor Society, Wilmington University, 2010

Selected Publications

Coles, N. D. (2020). Exploration of Educational Opportunities in Preparing Nursing Faculty Relative to the Current Status of Nursing Faculty in the State of Delaware (Order No. 27741841). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ Wilmington University; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2385661122).

Bryant, N. D. (2011). Defining the Role of the Nurse Educator: From Novice to Expert-Again. MSN Capstone/Thesis

Research Interests

Status of nursing faculty; nursing faculty shortage; nursing shortage; nurse recruitment; nurse retention.

Wilmington University, New Castle, DE
Doctor of Education (EdD) Higher Education Leadership and Innovation, 2020

Wilmington University, New Castle, DE
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)-Leadership-Education, 2011

Wilmington University, New Castle, DE
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), 2010

Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Associates in Applied Science in Nursing (AASN)-RN, 2003