Faculty & Staff

More than 100 faculty and some 70 staff members serve the College of Health Sciences.  Our faculty hold advanced degrees from some of the most recognized institutions in the world, and they serve as leaders in a wide range of professional organizations in their fields of expertise.  They have a global presence and regularly share their knowledge with other educators and practitioners throughout the world.

Julie K. Waterhouse

Associate Professor
School of Nursing
337 McDowell Hall


  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation
  • M.S., University of Delaware, Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • B.S.N., University of Delaware, Nursing

Research Interests

  • Factors predicting NCLEX success
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing

Recent Scholarship

  • 2000-2004: 'Instrument Development for Assessing NCLEX Preparation,' with Pamela Beeman. Received CAP grant of $4,678 for this study. Developed the "NCLEX Preparation Survey" and tested it on 2001 Accelerated graduates. One article published.
  • 1998-2001 : 'Improving prediction of NCLEX Success in University of Delaware Nursing Students ,' with Pamela Beeman. In-depth study on NCLEX prediction for 1995 through 1999 graduates. Developed a discriminate analysis function that correctly predicts NCLEX-RN results in 93% of students. Two articles published.


  • Beeman, P.B. & Waterhouse, J.K. (2003). Post-graduation factors predicting NCLEX-RN success: Results of a pilot study. Nurse Educator, 28(6), 257-260.
  • Waterhouse, J.K . & Beeman, P.B. (2003) Predicting NCLEX-RN success: Can it be simplified? Nursing Education Perspectives, 24(1), 35-39.
  • Waterhouse, J.K. (2003) Clinical oncology. In J.L. Kee, B. Paulanka, & L. Purnell (Eds). Handbook of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Learning.

Poster Presentation

  • “Telephone Interventions by Nursing Students: Improving Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients,” with Erlinda Wheeler, Eastern Nursing Research Society 17th Annual Scientific Sessions, New York City, 2005.