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Deanna Schaffer

Deanna Schaffer


Assistant Clinical Professor, Department Chair of BSN Co-Op Program

Undergraduate Nursing

267.359.5663 P
Three Parkway, 1601 Cherry Street, Room 966

Deanna Lynn Schaffer PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, is the current Chair of Drexel University BSN Co-Op Nursing Program as well as an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. She completed an ASN, BSN, and MSN at Hahnemann University one of the schools that has merged into Drexel University. Deanna completed her dissertation at Widener University (2015) and her research topic was “The relationship between Nursing Workaround Performance and Elements of the Acute Care Practice Environment”. Deanna has a varied clinical background in the adult health, medical-surgical, and critical care arenas for the past 20 years She is also involved heavily in the area of Nursing Informatics.


Adult health, Medical-Surgical, Critical Care, Nursing Informatics, and Nursing Leadership

Research Interests:

Recruitment and Retention in Higher Education, Nursing Leadership, Nursing Practice Environment, and Nursing Informatics.

Professional Society:

•Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Nu Eta and Eta Beta Chapters
•Member, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
•Member, National League for Nursing, #325085,
•Member, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, #6679, (6/2006 to present)
Member, American Nurses Association