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Jennifer Olszewski Ed.D, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC

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Jennifer Olszewski

EdD, MSN, RN, CRNP-BC

Chair, Nursing Accelerated Career Entry Program; Assistant Professor
Accelerated Career Entry BSN Department
Undergraduate Nursing

Jennifer Olszewski, EdD, is the chair of the Accelerated Nursing program and a clinical assistant professor. Her extensive clinical practice includes a vast amount of critical care/trauma experience as a registered nurse as well as a nurse practitioner in adult primary care. Olszewski maintains her clinical practice and provides specialized care to patients for the older adults, particularly those with dementia. Additionally, she holds certifications and licensure as a registered nurse and adult-gerontology nurse practitioner.

Olszewski joined the Drexel University nursing faculty in 2006, and in addition to her teaching and practice, she developed the Adult-Gerontology Primary Nurse Practitioner track at Drexel University. Her research interests have been focused on creating a model for patient safety in nursing education. In addition, Olszewski has research interests in the care of behavior and psychological behaviors in dementia.

Professional Society

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Nurses Credentialing Center
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
American Geriatrics Society

Selected Publications

Serembus, J., Solecki, S., Meloy, F., & Olszewski, J. (2011). Preparing tomorrow’s leaders: A leadership course for real-world challenges. Nurse Educator 36(3), 91-93. (Peer Reviewed).

Olszewski, J. (2013). High fidelity patient simulation: Promoting patient safety. Submitted to the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.

Grant participation:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing (2012) PI: Meloy, F; Co-I Olszewski, J. Served as collaborating faculty for grant application. Requested Funding Amount: $300,000

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program Leadership Project (2009-2012). PI: Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow. Chair of the Failure to Rescue committee Serving as collaborating faculty for grant development and implementation of Failure to Rescue Simulation as a summative evaluation for undergraduate nursing students. Funding amount: $35,000

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing (2013)
PI: Schwartz, J; Co-I: Olszewski, J. Served as collaborating faculty for grant application. Requested Funding Amount: $50,000

Research Interests

Dementia, management and care of behavior and psychological behaviors in dementia.

EdD, Educational Leadership, Drexel University, 2013

MSN, Adult Nurse Practitioner, LaSalle University, 2000

BSN, Bloomsburg University, 1994