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Jill Derstine

Jill Derstine


Associate Clinical Professor


Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Graduate Nursing
Advanced Role MSN Department

267.359.5687 P
1601 Cherry Street, Room 910-0

Jill B. Derstine, EdD, RN, FAAN, has been active in nursing education and rehabilitation nursing for over 40 years. From 2002 through 2007 she served on the Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and served as chair of the board for the last two years of her term. She also chaired the Report Review Committee, a subcommittee of the board, for 4 years. She is very active in international nursing education and has participated in projects in Vietnam, Cambodia, Ukraine, and India. Vietnam was a 14 year project funded by USAID which met its outcomes of establishing rehabilitation nursing and strengthening BSN nursing in the country. She is presently engaged in a project with Eternal University School of Nursing in Baru Sahib, India and has initiated a memorandum of understanding between that school and Drexel. She is lead author of the text, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Nursing, and has presented on a variety of rehabilitation and international topics.


She specializes in Nursing Education, Rehabilitation Nursing.