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Dr Virginia "Ginny" Wilson

Virginia Wilson


Clinical Assistant Professor; Director, Innovation and Intra / Entrepreneurship MSN Program

Graduate Nursing

267.359.5684 P
Three Parkway, 1601 Cherry Street, Room 910-8

Professor Wilson has held faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is currently the Track Director for the MSN in Intra/Entrepreneurship Advanced Practice Nursing program.  Professor Wilson has extensive experience in nursing leadership, management and entrepreneurship. Her experience includes starting three new businesses. She also has extensive teaching experience having taught across multiple curriculum levels in BSN Programs and Graduate Nursing Programs specializing in leadership development topics, legal issues in health care, health care policy, and the business of healthcare. She has been in nursing leadership positions in healthcare systems in New Jersey. She was very creative in developing the Rowan University RN to BSN hybrid program, leading the program to CCNE accreditation.  In addition, she also facilitated the approval and startup of the first master's in nursing program at Rowan University prior to coming back to Drexel University.

Professor Wilson is currently completing a doctoral program in organization and management with a specialization in leadership. She began her career in healthcare as a Diploma Nurse from Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia, obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii and her Master's degree from Widener University in Chester, PA in Nursing Administration. She is nationally certified as a Nurse Executive by the American Nurse Credentialing Center, at both a nurse executive and nurse executive-advanced levels.

An experienced administrator, educator and leader, Professor Wilson is a former director of a Department of Nursing, experienced in the development, recruitment and operational direction of nursing programs. She is an experienced national speaker for nursing leadership programs and a featured speaker for the American Nurse Credentialing Center for the past nine years.

Research Interests:

Professor Wilson’s research interests include leadership development and succession planning in healthcare organizations for nursing executives and leaders. She is passionate about preparing nurses to successfully continue as nursing leaders who are well prepared for the challenges facing health care delivery systems today.

Academic Distinctions:

Professor Wilson is the co-author of the Nurse Executive Review and Resource Manual published by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in March, 2010. She currently is co-authoring the 2nd Edition of the Nurse Executive Review and Resource Manual published by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to be published in March, 2013. She has been published in peer texts and has developed and been faculty for continuing education modules in nursing leadership in multiple presentation venues.