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Contact Information

  • 609.654.0946
  • 215.762.1259 F
  • ap43@drexel.edu
  • Three Parkway, 1601 Cherry Street, Room 910-7

Alice Poyss

PhD, CRNP, CNL, CS

Associate Clinical Professor
Graduate Nursing
Advanced Role MSN Department

Alicemarie Poyss came to Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions in 1992. She is the track director for the MSN Clinical Nurse Leader track. She has particular clinical expertise in gastrointestinal surgery, nutrition support and nutrition screening of adults and elderly. She received a postmaster`s certificate as an acute care nurse practitioner, and certification as an acute care nurse practitioner and clinical nurse leader.

Poyss has practiced medical-surgical nursing for the past 40 plus years, and has taught in both undergraduate and graduate programs in three universities. Poyss` research interests in clinical areas include nursing intervention/outcome studies and nursing treatment/outcome studies. She has participated with the Iowa Nursing Intervention Classification project and authored two nursing interventional labels for the project. Other research interests include program evaluation, and effects of alternate teaching styles with student learning. Funded research includes evaluation of an alternative care delivery system in critical care nursing and preventing readmission for CHF patients to acute care.

Research Interests

Research interests include program evaluation, and effects of alternate teaching styles with student learning. Funded research includes Evaluation of an Alternative Care Delivery System in Critical Care Nursing.

Specialization

Particular clinical expertise is gastrointestinal surgery and nutrition support and nutrition screening of adults and elderly.

Post-Masters Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner, 1999
MCP Hahnemann University, School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Post-Masters Certificate: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, 1996
Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PhD, 1990
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
Educational Leadership Division/Health Professions Education Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dissertation Title: “The Structure of Nursing Practice: Implications for Teaching Nursing Process”

MS, Nursing, 1982
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Nursing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Major Area of Study: Adult Health and Illness

BS, Nursing, 1979
Holy Family College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Diploma, Nursing, 1976
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania