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Amira Clemens, MSN, RN

Amira Clemens MSN, RN

I am a practicing nurse of over 17 years. I lived in Philadelphia all my life and attended Community College of Philadelphia, where I received my first nursing degree. I received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing at Thomas Jefferson University. In 2009 I began my career as a nursing instructor. Then, in 2012 I became a full-time professor at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP). Currently, I am a full-time Nursing PhD student at CNHP with an interest in community health/engagement and, specifically, young adults aging out of foster care.

Education History:

  • Associate in Arts - Culture, Science, and Technology
    Community College of Philadelphia
  • Associate in Applied Science – Nursing
    Community College of Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science – Nursing
    Thomas Jefferson University
  • Master of Science – Nursing
    Thomas Jefferson University

Research Interests:

  • Young adults aging out of foster care (mental health, homelessness and social support).


  • CNHP Dean’s PhD student research award support her dissertation research: Social support and the transitions out of foster care: Implications for mental health and homelessness

Faculty Mentor:
Loretta Sweet-Jemmott, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN