Faculty Experts - Elizabeth Blunt, PhD, RN, APN, BC

Elizabeth Blunt, PhD, RN, APN, BC

Elizabeth Blunt, PhD, RN, APN, BC
Coordinator Nurse Practitioner Programs
Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise:

  • Role of Nurse Practitioners in the Changing Health Care Delivery System


As a professor who also maintains an active clinical practice, Dr. Blunt can offer a unique perspective on the role of nurse practitioners in the changing health care delivery system. In addition to her teaching and administrative role at Villanova, she currently works as a nurse practitioner in the busy Emergency Department of Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia.


  • Ph.D., Drexel University
  • M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S.N., Widener University

Selected Publications

  • Blunt, E. (2005). "Do pharma perks sway patient care?" Holistic Nursing Practice, September/October.
  • Blunt E. (2001). "Helping Expand Nurse Practitioner Students' Clinical Skills Repertoire" Nurse Educator, July/August 2001
  • Blunt E. "Role and productivity of nurse practitioners in one urban emergency department" Journal of Emergency Nursing, June, 1998

Selected Professional Experience

  • Drexel University, Director, Graduate Nursing Programs


  • Advanced Nurse Traineeship Grant, HRSA
  • Independence Blue Cross Nurse Scholars Grant

About Villanova

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