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Catherine Quay MSN, RN-BC

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Catherine Quay


Assistant Clinical Professor

Undergraduate Nursing

Catherine Quay MSN, RN-BC, CNE is an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Quay received her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from Pace University and is a certified gerontological nurse. She has over 19 years of experience in nursing education, in both the collegiate setting and in nursing professional development. Her bedside nursing experience over the past 22 years has included solid organ transplant, renal and liver medicine, vascular surgery, and orthopedics. Quay has trained several hundred health care workers and family members on caring for individuals with dementia. Quay joined Drexel University in an adjunct role in 2017 prior to taking a full-time faculty position in January of 2019. Presently, she is course chair for the Holistic Gerontological Nursing course, is the academic advisor for the Drexel University Student Nurses Association, and is a member of the CNHP Board of Global Healthcare Engagement. Quay is pursuing her EdD in Nursing Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Professional Society

Sigma Theta Tau
National League for Nursing (NLN)

Research Interests

Aging, ageism and empathy in nursing education.

Doctor of Education – EdD, Nursing Education, 2019 – 2024
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

Master of Science, Family Practice Nurse/Nursing, 1998 – 2000
Pace University
New York, NY

Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS), Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, 1996 – 1998
SUNY Orange
Middletown, New Yor

Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, 1990 – 1994
SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, NY