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Alice Poyss


Associate Clinical Professor

Graduate Nursing
Advanced Role MSN Department

609.654.0946 P
215.762.1259 F
Three Parkway, 1601 Cherry Street, Room 910-7

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.


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

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.