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Nancy Lenaghan

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Lenaghan received her BSN from Northeastern University and her MSN from University of Rhode Island. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Wilkes University, while working as both a nurse educator and a nurse practitioner. She taught for 30 years as faculty in an Associate degree Nursing program. Dr. Lenaghan is certified as an online educator by the National League for Nursing.

Dr. Lenaghan’s clinical experience has spanned several cities on the East coast, as a staff nurse in ICU, a manager on a medical unit, a nursing supervisor, and a clinical coordinator in the ER. For the past decade, she has been working as a nurse practitioner, managing the primary care needs of homebound patients. She has been teaching in the Walden University Masters in Nursing program for three years. She also teaches nurse practitioner students at Monmouth University.

Dr. Lenaghan is licensed as a nurse practitioner in New Jersey and Minnesota.

Courses Taught

NURS 6565 - Synthesis in Advanced Nursing Practice of Patients in Primary Care Settings

NURS 6531 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan


BS, Northeastern University

MS, University of Rhode Island

Post-master's Certificate, Monmouth University

DNP, Wilkes University - Wilkes Barre, PA

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Faculty Award, Brookdale Community College , 2009

Nursing Leadership Award, Monmouth University, 2002


Lenaghan, N. A. (2019). Transitional Care and Empowerment of the Older Adult. Geriatric Nursing.

Lenaghan, N. A. (2000). The Nurses Role in Smoking Cessation. Med Surg Nursing.

Lenaghan, N. A. (1992). After the Trauma: Managing its Effects Down to the Last Letter. Nursing .


Lenaghan, N. A. (2015). Empowerment of the Older Adut in Transition Care. Monmouth University .

Lenaghan, N. A. (2011). Narrative Pedagogy in Simulated Learning. International Society of Narrative Pedagogy .

Lenaghan, N. A. (2011). Simulation: Fad or Pedagogy. NJ Associate Degree Council.

Lenaghan, N. A. (2010). QSEN Competencies in a Capstone Simulation. Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) .