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Kay Swartzwelder, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE

Kay Swartzwelder


Associate Clinical Professor

Graduate Nursing

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Kay Swartzwelder, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE is an Associate Clinical Professor of nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, graduate division. Dr. Swartzwelder is a certified nurse educator and has been with Drexel since 2011. Prior to her full time position at Drexel, Dr. Swartzwelder worked as an assistant professor at Marshall University and Ohio University and served as a visiting professor for Chamberlain College of Nursing. She also served as the director of nursing at Collins Career Center.


Dr. Swartzwelder has an extensive clinical background in medical surgical nursing and is now a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has substantial experience and education in both online learning and face to face. She has developed online nursing courses and pathways for easier access to nursing education. She has worked extensively to achieve program accreditation for various health profession programs.

Research Interests:

Her area of research includes how students learn with a focus on student/faculty engagement, generational learning, learning styles, and personality types. She is also interested in examining newer technologies and the impact on student learning. Her goal is to improve teaching and learning for both the online learner and faculty. Dr. Swartzwelder has multiple publications on student engagement and maintaining civility in online education.