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Maura Nitka

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Maura Nitka

MSN, RN, CPN

Assistant Clinical Professor
Undergraduate Nursing

Maura Nitka, MSN, RN, CPN is an assistant clinical professor at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia, PA. Maura completed her undergraduate studies at Holy Family University (HFU). She graduated from Drexel University with an MSN in Nursing Education and completed post-master’s education in evidence based practice at Arizona State University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing at Villanova University.

The majority Nitka’s 26-year nursing career has focused on care of pediatric patients with GI, pulmonary and complex care needs. She is a certified pediatric nurse. She has served in a variety of leadership roles and is committed to providing high-quality evidence-based care in the clinical setting.

Nitka has taught clinically and didactically since 2006. Her recent academic work focuses on evidence-based teaching strategies to support student and faculty success.

Academic Distinctions

  • 2020 Honoree Maternity B.V.M School Hall of Fame
  • 2019 Daisy Award Daisy Award Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 2016 Daisy Award Drexel University
  • 2013-2014 STAR (Fall) Teachers CNHP

Professional Society

Sigma Theta Tau – Faculty Counselor
Society of Pediatric Nurses
Nursing of Children Network (NCN) the local SPN chapter – current Education Director and past president
Wound Ostomy Continence Society
Society of Nurses in Genetics

Research Interests

Current research focuses on how interprofessional education can influence better health.

PhD Candidate in Nursing, Villanova University, Expected Fall 2021

MSN Contemporary Nursing Faculty, Drexel University, June 2008
Philadelphia, PA

BSN Bachelor Science in Nursing, Holy Family University, 1994
Philadelphia, PA