Alumni Spotlight

Graduates of Villanova's PhD in Nursing program go on to inspire change. Located across the country and around the globe, our PhD graduates are educating, researching, leading and innovating.

 

Christina R. Whitehouse '16 PhD, AGPCNP-BC, CDE

Christina R. Whitehouse '16 PhD, AGPCNP-BC, CDE

Post-doctoral fellow
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Dr. Christina Whitehouse is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award. Her independent program of research aims to advance nursing science to improve health care and quality of life for adults. Her specific area of focus includes: transitional care, diabetes self-management education, telehealth, and post-acute care. During her doctoral studies she conducted a secondary data analysis to examine the outcomes (i.e., resource utilization, glycemic control, quality of life) of older adults with T2DM who received a diabetes self-management educational (DSME) intervention during an acute hospitalization. Dr. Whitehouse has also collaborated on various research projects performing both biochemical and health services research throughout her educational training.

 

Kate Morse '12 PhD, RN CRNP

Kate Morse '12 PhD, RN CRNP

Assistant Director, Educational Leadership and International Programs, Center for Medical Simulation; Lecturer, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston  

 

Dr. Kate Morse is a member of the team at The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital as the Assistant Director of the CMS Affiliate Program. Additionally, Dr. Morse is an adjunct faculty member at CMS helping to teach simulation instructor courses.  

Dr. Morse’s research interests are in designing transformative interprofessional simulation-based educational experiences, student-centered learning and reflective practice. Her doctoral dissertation was:  The Effect of a Structured Model of Debriefing on Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Student’s Reflective Ability and Perspective Transformation and has been presented at local and national venues.

 

Michael Conti '16 PhD, CRNA

Michael Conti '16 PhD, CRNA

Assistant Director, Assistant Professor Nurse Anesthesia Program
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University

 

Dr. Michael E. Conti recently relocated to Atlanta to assume the position of Assistant Program Director at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Prior to his current position at Emory University, he was the Assistant Program Director at the Center for Nurse Anesthesiology at Albany Medical College. Dr. Conti has been actively involved in Nurse Anesthesia education for the past ten years as a faculty member and administrator. He has also practiced adult and pediatric anesthesia for the past 14 years. His areas of research include inter-professional education, pediatric anesthesia and simulation. The title of Dr. Conti’s dissertation was CRNAs’ Perceptions about Collaboration with Physician Anesthesiologists. 

 

Majed S. Alamri '13 PhD, RN

Majed S. Alamri '13 PhD, RN

Vice Dean of Training and Clinical Affairs, Majmaah University College of Applied Medical Sciences
Majmaah, Saudi Arabia


In his new position as Vice Dean of Training and Clinical Affairs at Majmaah University College of Applied Medical Sciences Dr. Majed Almari is supervising faculty as well as students in the program. In addition, he is the director of the life support center at the University, which trains and ceritifies students and faculty in CPR.
Dr. Almari’s dissertation was Motivational Factors and Barriers Related to Saudi Arabian Nurses’ Pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.