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Marie S. McClay, DrNP, WHNP-BC

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Marie S. McClay


Assistant Clinical Professor, Course Chair – Comprehensive Colposcopy Training for Women’s Health Clinicians

Graduate Nursing

Marie S. McClay, DrNP, WHNP-BC is an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. She earned a BSN from West Chester University, an MSN as a women’s health nurse practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Drexel University. McClay is a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner and nurse colposcopist with extensive OB/GYN clinical experience in caring for women across the lifespan. She is also an experienced educator in graduate nursing and medical education programs. She formerly directed one of the country’s largest family planning grants where she provided clinical expertise on a national level through presentations at conferences and participating in national workgroups to enhance services in under-served communities. Currently, she is the course director of the Comprehensive Colposcopy Course. She also maintains an active clinical practice as a nurse practitioner at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Academic Distinctions

Member of Sigma Theta Tau

Professional Society


Selected Publications

Post-traumatic Stress, Abortion Stigma and Social Support in Women Who Experience TOPFA

Grant participation: Seed the Dream SANE Training Grant

Research Interests

Healthcare access for under-served communities, sexual assault and family planning

Doctorate of Nursing Practice, 2015
Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
Philadelphia, PA

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, 1992
University of Pennsylvania College of Nursing
Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1987
West Chester University
West Chester, PA