DONNA RUELENS-TRINKAUS

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DONNA RUELENS-TRINKAUS PHD, RN

Assistant Professor
 302-831-3321

Office Location:
331 McDowell Hall

Dr. Ruelens-Trinkaus received her BSN from Kutztown University, her MSN from DeSales University, and her PhD from Widener University. Dr. Ruelens-Trinkaus’ clinical background includes critical care nursing, emergency nursing, and infection control where she obtained her Certification in Infection Control. Dr. Ruelens-Trinkaus area of research includes novice nurses’ experiences with professional autonomy and transition to practice.

Education

  • PhD, Widener University
  • MSN, DeSales University
  • BSN, Kutztown University

Undergraduate

  • Instructor- NURS 222: Pharmacology

Graduate

  • NURS 883 Evidence-Based Practice I: Methods
  • Klemm, P., Ruelens-Trinkaus, D., Allshouse, L. and Barnard, P. (2020) The COVID-19 Pandemic and Higher Education: Common Interdisciplinary Issues and Lessons Learned. Open Journal of Nursing, 10, 1195-1208. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2020.1012086.
  • Trinkaus, D. (2017). The meaning and experiences of professional autonomy in novice registered nurses (Doctoral dissertation). Widener University, Chester, PA
  • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau – Eta Beta Chapter, 2015
  • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau – Upsilon Alpha Chapter, 2006