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.
- PhD, Widener University
- MSN, DeSales University
- BSN, Kutztown University
- Instructor- NURS 222: Pharmacology
- 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